World Water Week in Stockholm, Sweden
While the world at large is in the initial years of addressing 2030 Sustainable Development Agenda, strengthening enabling environments to drive successful achievement of water-related sustainable development is becoming a critical step for many countries, particularly low- and middle-income economies. The evidence for SDG 6 and pertinent data for policy makers to make this happen are missing, overlapping or fragmented as the urgency for actions is growing.
In addressing the need for policy actions under limited data conditions, a multi-institutional team of water professionals and policymakers developed the SDG 6 Policy Support System (SDG- PSS), which is an answer to the challenge of bringing data and information from different sources and translating them into a ‘fit-for-policy’ evidence framework. The critical components of SDG-PSS include: Capacity Assessment; Finance; Policy and Institutional Assessment; Gender Mainstreaming; Disaster Risk Reduction/Resilience; and Integrity.
Water professionals and policy makers can use SDG-PSS to translate trends and estimates into collaborative planning to develop, implement and measure the effectiveness of water-related policies while addressing national level SDG 6 targets.
Welcome and Introductory Remarks
Jong-Soo Yoon (Former Head of Office, UNOSD)
Session 1: Introductory Talk
Moderator: "Navigating through limited data while aiming at SDG 6 'fit-for-policy' evidence" - Mr. Manzoor Qadir (United Nations University - Institute for Water, Environment and Health)
Session 2: Moderated Panel Discussion
Moderator: Mr. Okhyun Yang (Associate Research and Policy Expert, UNOSD)
- "Use of SDG-PSS in Republic of Korea" - Ms. Seulgi Kim (Korea Water Partnership)
- "Navigating through limited data in Tunisia while aiming at SDG 6 'fit-for-policy' evidence" - Olfa Mahjoub (INRGREF, University of Carthage, Tunisia) and Abderrahman Ouasli (BPEH, Ministry of Agriculture, Water Resources, and Fisheries, Tunisia)
- Naseer Ahmad Gillani
- Nicholas Franke (UN DESA)
Jong-Soo Yoon (Former Head, UNOSD)