Women in Water Diplomacy Network: Second Global Network Forum

Kerry Schneider (Transboundary Water Center)
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Kerry Schneider
Senior Programme Manager,
Transboundary Water Cooperation

The Women in Water Diplomacy Network hosted its second Global Network Forum in Vienna, Austria from March 4-7, 2024. This After Action Report summarises the four days of collaboration, knowledge-sharing, networking, and outcomes.

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The Forum was attended by over 80 water diplomats from nearly 50 countries engaged in the Women in Water Diplomacy Networks in the Nile Basin, the Orange-Senqu Basin, Central Asia and Afghanistan, and North America, alongside other basin representatives and representatives of supporting development organizations and partners.

The 2024 Global Network Forum was convened by the Stockholm International Water Institute (SIWI), the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE), the Environmental Law Institute (ELI), and the Regional Environmental Centre for Central Asia (CAREC) with the support of the Ministry for Foreign Affairs of Finland, the Ministry for Foreign Affairs of the Netherlands, the Swedish International Development Agency (SIDA), the US Department of State and the United Nations Development Program through SIWI’s Shared Waters Partnership program, as well as the governments of inter alia Germany, Switzerland and Liechtenstein, through OSCE.