News.Mar 31, 2017

Good governance highlighted in panel at Arab Water Week in Jordan

The Stockholm International Water Institute (SIWI) and the Global Water Partnership Mediterranean (GWP-Med) highlighted the importance of good governance in the water sector at the Arab Water Week, 19-21 March in Jordan.

In a joint session James Leten, Programme Manager at SIWI, and Dr. Anthi Brouma- Senior Programme Officer at GWP-Med, invited a panel of water sector representatives, including public officials, private stakeholders and civil society representatives, to discuss the nexus linking water governance, integrity and financing. The panel focused on the strong synergy between two programmes funded by the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (Sida) in support of the Union for the Mediterranean (UfM): The programme for “Governance and Financing for the Mediterranean Water Sector” is being implemented by GWP-Med and the OECD, and “Water Integrity Promotion and Capacity-building Programme for the MENA” is being implemented by the UNDP/SIWI Water Governance Facility in Stockholm.

The session took stock of the situation and challenges in the region; highlighted sustainable financing and how to address sensitive issues like corruption; and brainstormed for potential partnerships and linkages with regional and global processes.

Photo: © Arab Water Week