Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations / Global Framework on Water Scarcity in Agriculture / Global Water Partnership / International Fund for Agricultural Development / International Water Management Institute

Rural Communities on the Move: Facing Water Scarcity and Migration

Monday 27 August | 14.00-15.30 | Room: FH 202

The event will contribute to the analysis of the relationship between water, climate change and migration, identify the intersection between the different policy domains and discuss the priority areas of work to enhance the resilience to water scarcity of rural communities.


14:00 - 14:05  Welcome and introduction

Chair: Ms. Audrey Nepveu De Villemarceau, International Fund for Agricultural Development

Facilitator: Mr. Jean Boroto, WASAG Secretary

14:20 – 15:00 Talk show facilitated by Facilitator

  • Eng Ali Soboh, Secretary general of the Ministry of Water and Irrigation in Jordan
  • Ms Nada El Agizy, Director, Sustainable Development and International Cooperation, League of Arab States Italian Coordination Group
  • Monika Weber-Fahr , Executive Secretary and CEO at Global Water Partnership Global, Water Partnership (GWP) 
  • Patricia Mejias, Water Resources Officer, Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) 
  • Dr Julie van der Bliek, Director of Partnerships 
  • Dr Jean Lapègue, Water Sanitation and Hygiene Service Responsible, Action Against Hunger

15:25 – 15:30   Wrap up - Facilitator

                       Closing - Chair