[2019] Workshop on Using SDG 6 Policy Support System (SDG-PSS) to facilitate countries in Africa and Middle East for water-related sustainable development

الأربعاء, 03 July 2019 - 10:00pm to الجمعة, 05 July 2019 - 6:00am

Description

United Nations Office for Sustainable Development (UNOSD) of the United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs (UN DESA) organize a workshop on “Using SDG 6 Policy Support System (SDG-PSS) to facilitate countries in Africa and Middle East for water-related sustainable development” to be held in Tunis, Tunisia 3-4 July 2019.

From 2016 to 2018, UNOSD and the United Nations University Institute for Water, Environment and Health (UNU-INWEH) in collaboration with the Ministry of Environment of Republic of Korea (MOE) and the Korea Environment Corporation (K-eco) investigated options to support policy and decision making to achieve SDG 6 under data-poor conditions. During the first phase of the SDG-PSS, the partners -Ghana, Tunisia, Pakistan, Costa Rica and the Republic of Korea developed a system to enable cross-sectorial evidence-based collaboration between experts and decision makers to promote the strengthening of the enabling environment of SDG 6. The system, which is the SDG 6 Policy Support System (SDG-PSS), is a web-based tool to help navigate limited data conditions, relying on trends, information and broader estimates. Through this system, policymakers, scientists and development actors are empowered to gather the critical information, evidence and data to define and develop national policies to address water-related issues. 

The regional workshop in Tunisia aims to extend the use of SDG-PSS in countries in Africa and Middle East through broader cooperation and continuous learning resulting in further refinement of the SDG-PSS. The workshop is expected to enhance national capacities by showcasing ways of utilising SDG-PSS as a tool of empowering government officiers and water experts in making policies in particular Africa and Middle East Region. During the workshop, sessions and discussions will be organized for project champions to present and share their experiences and lessons learned from the first phase of the SDG-PSS. International water-related organizations will be also be mobilized to share their knowledge and initiatives for advancing the SDG 6. Participants from Africa and Middle East Region will be engaged in extensive discussions on how to use SDG-PSS to support evidence-based policymaking around SDG 6.

 

Programme

Concept Note (Updated as of July 08, 2019)

Agenda (Updated as of July 08, 2019)

 

Formal Opening

Moderator: Mr. Hamadi Habaieb (Ministry of Agriculture, Hydraulic Resources and Fisheries) 

  • H.E. Lila Pieters (United Nations System Resident Coordinator)
  • H.E. Cho Koo Rae (Ambassador of Republic of Korea to Tunisia) 
  • Ms. Eunhae Jeong (UN Office for Sustainable Development)
  • Mr. Ick Hoon Choi (Korea Environment Corporation)
  • Mr. Manzoor Qadir (United Nations University Institute for Water, Environment and Health)
  • H.E. Boubaker Karray (Head of cabinet, Ministry of Agriculture, Water Resources and Fishing)

 

Day 1 (July 3, 2019)

 

Session 1: Global efforts in monitoring SDG 6

Moderator: Mr. Hyungjae Yang (Advisor on Water Resources Management, Ministry of Equipment Housing and Territory Planning)

 

 

Session 2: Status of SDG 6 achievement in Africa and Middle East region

Moderator: Mr. Okhyun Yang (UN Office for Sustainable Development)

 

 

Session 3: Tunisian experience and Status of SDG 6 achievement in Tunisia

Moderator: Mr. Abdelhalim Gasmi (DG/EDA, Ministry of Agriculture, Hydraulic Resources and Fisheries)

 

Agenda 2030 achievement in Tunisia: SDG 6 as an example

 

 

Day 2 (July 4, 2019)

Session 4: Using SDG-PSS to support evidence-based policymaking around SDG 6

Moderator: Mr. Manzoor Qadir (United Nations University Institute for Water, Environment and Health)

 

 

Session 5: Use of SDG-PSS in regional hub countries

Moderator: Ms. Jihene Touil (UNDP)

 

 

Session 6: Feedback on SDG-PSS from participating countries from the region

Moderator: Ms. Birguy Lamizana (UN Environment)

 

  • Egypt
  • Jordan
  • Saudi Arabia
  • Morocco
  • Kenya
  • Tanzania
  • Madagascar
  • Mozambique
  • Kuwait
  • Bahrain

 

Session 7: Building regional cooperation around SDG 6 and SDG-PSS

Moderator: Ms. Eunhae Jeong (UN Office for Sustainable Development)

 

 

Formal Closing

Moderator: Mr. Hamed Daly (National Observatory for Agriculture, Ministry of Agriculture, Water Resources and Fisheries)

 

  • Mr. El Kebir Mdarhri Alaoui (Deputy Resident Representative, UNDP Tunisia)
  • Ms. Eunhae Jeong (UN Office for Sustainble Development)
  • Mr. Ick Hoon Choi (Korea Environment Corporation)
  • Mr. Manzoor Qadir (United Nations University Institute for Water, Environment and Health)
  • Mr. Abdallah Rabhi (Secretary of State charged of Water Resources and Fisheries)

 

Pictures

You may find workshop pictures here.