UN-Water Stakeholder Dialogue: The Water, Energy and Food-Nexus and the Post-2015 Development Agenda

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Water, energy and food security are closely interrelated and among the world’s pre-eminent challenges. They have their place high up on the international agenda and regularly feature in important conferences and policy processes, sparked substantially by the Bonn Nexus Conference, organized by Germany in 2011. These issues are highly relevant for the Post-2015 Development Agenda when aiming towards building resilient societies, eradicating poverty and fostering sustainable development.


In this fifth UN-Water Stakeholder Dialogue, representatives from Germany and other Member States, civil society, international organizations and other major relevant stakeholders will discuss how to best capture the interlinkages between water and other sectors such as energy and food/agriculture. Using the UN-Water Technical Advice 'A Post-2015 Global Goal for Water' as a point of departure, an open debate with the audience will enrich the discussion.

14:00  Opening Remarks
           Dr. Blanca Jimenez-Cisneros, UN-Water
           Dr. Tania Rödiger-Vorwerk, BMZ

Spotlight on UN-Water Activities on Water and Energy

Moderator: Mr. Jens Liebe, UNW-DPC
14:10  Putting Water and Energy at the Heart of Sustainable Development
           Dr. Zafar Adeel, UNU-INWEH
14:25  Main Messages of the World Water Development Report 2014 on “Water and Energy”
          Mr. Federico Properzi, UN-Water

The Water, Energy and Food Security Nexus in the Post-2015 Development Agenda - Status Quo

Moderator: Dr. Reza Ardakanian, UNW-DPC
14:40  Introduction to the Post-2015 process
           Ms. Nina Odenwälder, GIZ
14:45  UN-Water Technical Advice on a Post-2015 Global Goal for Water: Securing Sustainable Water for All
           Dr. Joakim Harlin, UNDP
14:55  OWG Proposals on Food and Agriculture, Energy and Sustainable Production and Consumption - Assessed from a Nexus Perspective
           Ms. Nina Weitz, SEI
15:05 Questions and Answers


15:30 Coffee Break


The Post-2015 Development Agenda - How is the Water, Energy and Food Security Nexus Integrated?

16:00  Panel Discussion
           Moderator: Dr. Johan Kuylenstierna, SEI

  • Dr. Tania Rödiger-Vorwerk, BMZ
  • Dr. Kitty van der Heijden, WRI
  • Dr. Rabi Mohtar, Texas A&M
  • Dr. Albert Butare, African Energy Services Group, Rwanda, Chair of the Bonn2011 Nexus Conference
  • Mr. Bai-Mass Taal, AMCOW

16:50  Audience Participation: Question and Answer Session with the Panellists
17:20  Closing Observations
           Dr. Uschi Eid, Chair of the Bonn2011 Nexus Conference and Chair of UNSGAB
17:25  Wrap-up from a UN-Water Perspective
           Ms. Josefina Maestu, UNW-DPAC
17:30  Close of Seminar


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