Strengthening WASH Systems for a Water Secure MENA Region
Climate resilient WASH services require a governance framework in place, including national policies, financial systems, institutional arrangements, and effective monitoring.
Over the past few years, SIWI & UNICEF have collaborated to support WASH systems strengthening at the regional, national, basin, and local levels in MENA region, in order to secure the realization of the human rights to water and sanitation in water scarce contexts. To do this, a variety of governance tools, approaches, and methodologies have been implemented, in addition to associated capacity building activities. This includes the implementation of i) a bottleneck analysis (WASH BAT) for the WASH sector in Iraq, Syria, Djibouti, State of Palestine, Iran); ii) climate risk-informed WASH BATs in Tunis, and the State of Palestine; iii) the development of climate rationales for Sudan and the State of Palestine; iv) and support to analyse the WASH regulatory framework in Iraq.
This session presents main findings and lessons learned in each of these countries, also analysing commonalities and implementation gaps. It combines the presentation of case studies with a panel discussion, with representatives from the region, who will be invited to share their views and thoughts.
Location: Room A4