Context and objectives
The project ‘Making Water Cooperation Happen in MENA: Piloting Tangibles’, aka MENA Water Matchmaker 2 project, aims to provide Jordan and Palestine with tangible and scalable solutions in order to improve water management and build resilience to climate change through the application of the Water-Energy-Food-Ecosystems Nexus (WEFE) approach.
The project’s main objective is to prove, through piloting, the integrated concept of applying WEFE Nexus technical solutions at local level while capacitating beneficiary groups on employment options, offering measurable and scalable contributions for further application in other MENA countries.
At the core of the MENA Water Matchmaker 2 project is the implementation of two demonstrable and scalable technical WEFE Nexus interventions combined with employability/entrepreneurship capacitation activities, benefiting Jordan and in Palestine, through across-country approach and towards regional benefits for MENA countries. For Jordan, Wadi Shuayb was chosen to be the area to implement the project activities and Wadi Sa’ir for Palestine.
The project also includes screening of options for further application of WEFE Nexus technical solution (replication, scalability, new), networking and knowledge management, part of which is the current Capacity Development Course on WEFE Nexus.
The project ‘Making Water Cooperation Happen in MENA: Piloting Tangibles’ (MENA Water Matchmaker 2) is funded by Sweden’s government agency for development SIDA and the UfM and implemented by GWP-Med.
As part of the project’s main objectives to combine local technical solutions with employability and entrepreneurship capacity development, a Capacity Building Course on Institutionalising Water-Energy-Food-Ecosystems Nexus in MENA (with focus on Jordan, Palestine and Lebanon) will be held on between 7 and 9 May in Amman.