Launching Conference for the project Governance & Financing for the Mediterranean Water Sector
Palau de Pedralbes. Barcelona – Dates: 28-29 May, 2013.
The 28-29 May 2013 will mark the official launching of the project “Governance & Financing for the Mediterranean Water Sector”. The event will take place in Barcelona, Spain under the auspices of the Secretary General of the Union for the Mediterranean.
The project is promoted and implemented by the Global Water Partnership-Mediterranean (GWP-Med) and the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) and was labelled under the Union for the Mediterranean (UfM) framework in July 2012.
Important for launching the implementation of this regional project has been the strategic partnership with the Swedish International Development Agency (Sida) and the European Investment Bank (EIB). The steady support, already since 2009, of the GEF/ MAP UNEP MedPartnership programme and the Mediterranean Component of the EU Water Initiative (MED EUWI) has been instrumental for concretising the project’s line of work.
The Conference will take place over one and a half days and will bring together around 100 targeted participants from both shores of the Mediterranean and the international community, thus engaging a wide range of stakeholders (governments, utilities, civil society, private sector, donor community, etc.) into a constructive policy dialogue on issues directly related to the inter-linkages between governance and financing (the governance-financing nexus) within the Mediterranean water sector.
More information on the project here