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The Land and Water Days 2019

The FAO Regional Office for Near East and North Africa is convening the Land and Water Days 2019 in collaboration with partner organizations at global, regional and country levels to review the progress made in addressing water scarcity in the region, foster exchange of knowledge and experience among countries and partners and chart the way forward taking into account the lessons learned, the new challenges to and opportunities for sustainable development.

 ESCWA presented the outcomes of the climate change impact assessment on water resources and its associated socio-economic vulnerability in the Arab region which was undertaken under RICCAR.

The meeting key outcome is a joint declaration (Cairo Declaration 2019) paving the road to institutionalize the coordination mechanism between the water and agriculture sectors, with a roadmap for follow up and monitoring progress. Additionally, Ministers of Agriculture and Water Resources will endorse a directive approach for innovative financing mechanisms that allow for achieving integrated planning and implementation of inter-sectoral programs.

More detailed information on the conference is available through the following website.

  • 31 March - 4 April 2019 / Cairo, Egypt


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The central aim of this Regional Knowledge Hub is to provide access to information that can facilitate cooperation, coordination, dialogue and exchange among Arab States, organizations and stakeholder and to support awareness raising as well as regional networking and exchange on issues related to climate change and water resources in the region. Access to RICCAR assessment findings and associated datasets is being made available on this Regional Knowledge Hub, which is comprised of two open-access components: a website and a data portal. This online platform complements, and builds upon, the findings and processes already presented in the main report and its technical annex, as well as the series of publications that elaborate further on the work being pursued collectively under RICCAR.