A CIHEAM Delegation participates in the World Water Forum held between the 21 and 26 March in Dakar (Senegal). The Directors of the Institutes of the CIHEAM Montpellier and Zaragoza participated and intervened during the sessions: “Territorialisation of policies: water and agroecology at the service of rural development and the Agenda 2030” (22 March), “Rural development to build resilience to global change” (Session of Morocco, 24 March) and “Capacity-building to promote SDG 6 (Clean water and sanitation for all): the example of the Ibero-American region cooperation” (Session of Spain, 24 March).
- Tuesday 22 March 2022: Special session “Territorialisation of policies: water and agroecology at the service of rural development and the Agenda 2030 »
The CIHEAM participated in the special session “Territorialisation of policies: water and agro-ecology at the service of rural development and the Agenda 2030” on 22 March from 9:00 to 10:30, organised by the General Council of the French and Moroccan Ministries of Agriculture, the French Development Agency (AFD), the World Water Council and the French Water Partnership, and co-organised by the AAA Initiative, the French Academy for Agriculture, the GID (Interacademic Group for Development), and the CIHEAM.
This session followed the international meetings “On the road to Dakar” organised in October 2021: the 7th Edition of the Seminar on Water and Food Security in West Africa and the Mediterranean (SESAME) and the Parmenides Conference of Bari on the Sustainable Management of Mediterranean Watersheds.
More information on SESAME
|SESAME: A North-South Think Thank to Feed Debate and Identify Alternative Strategies
|The “Seminars of Water and Food Security in the Mediterranean” » (SESAME) were initiated by the General Councils of the French (CGAAER) and Moroccan (CGDA2) Ministries of Agriculture with the support of the French Development Agency (AFD), after the 6th World Water Forum (Marseille, 2012) and the publication of the “Water and Food Security” report. From their 2nd edition (2014), these seminars were extended to West Africa.
Going “from science to politics on the ground”, these seminars are intended as platforms for North-South exchanges and as laboratories of ideas on the cross-cutting issue of the sustainable development of rural territories, the management of natural resources and climate change.
They are aimed at feeding dialogue and debate to identify alternative, innovative and pragmatic strategies to meet the challenges faced by the 3 SESAME sub-regions.
7 “SESAME” North-South seminars have been organised from 2013-2022 to feed dialogue and debate on the cross-cutting issue of natural resources, agriculture and climate change as well as on alternative strategies to be promoted in the North and South of the Mediterranean and the Sahara. Focused on the theme of water and agricultural and rural development the 7th edition “On the road to Dakar” was held at the end of October 2021 in Montpellier. Seven important observations/recommendations on this priority theme of the “Dakar” emerged from these discussions.
7th SESAME Report: Download
SESAME Recommendations: Download
On the road to Agenda 2030 (ODD) “Water, agroecology, territorialisation of policies and rural development”
Summary of the main observations and recommendations Download
- 24 March 2022: Special Thematic Session organised by Morocco on “Rural development to build resilience to global change”
The CIHEAM also intervened during the Special Thematic Session organised by Morocco on “Rural Development to build resilience to global change”. Thierry Dupeuble, Director of the CIHEAM Montpellier, presented the experience of the CIHEAM in the fields of water security, particularly in Mediterranean rural areas and in contributing to the resilience of populations faced with climate change.
- 24 March 2022: Special Thematic Session organised by Spain on “Capacity-Development to promote SDG 6 (Clean water and sanitation for all): the example of Ibero-American cooperation”
Raúl Compés, Director of the CIHEAM Zaragoza, presented during this session the training courses and capacity building devices offered by the CIHEAM in the fields of water security and sanitation for all.