WEF NEXUS – SDGs Position Paper
25-26 January 2018, Brussels, Belgium
RATIONALE AND OBJECTIVES
This project is inscribed in the framework of the “EC Nexus Dialogues – Phase I (2016-2018)”. The main objective of the Position Paper is to frame the context for operationalising the Water-Energy-Food (WEF) Nexus outside the EU for development cooperation support and provide recommendations for future projects and initiatives.
A collection of water-focused organisations and beyond have contributed short papers on this topic under four different themes: i) Governance and Institutions, ii) WEF Nexus tools/models/data, iii) Sustainable Technological Approaches and Solutions, and iv) Nexus Investment and Financing. Contributors have been identified under the coordination of JRC D2 “Water and Marine Resources Unit” and IUCN (International Union for Conservation of Nature) and will constitute the core group of participants to the workshop.
The main objectives of the workshop will be to validate the draft document compiling all the contributions and to generate conclusions and recommendations to address the needs of institutions and organisations implementing the WEF Nexus in practice, including quality control of relevant projects, design criteria for these, and demonstration of the added-value and benefits occurring from the investment. This is especially in the context of the 2030 Agenda and the SDGs.
The Position Paper’s main audience is DG DEVCO and the Delegations, providing further support to DG DEVCO for Phase II of the Nexus Dialogues project. For this reason, dissemination of the final document comprising a policy brief and the proceedings of the workshop will take place in collaboration with DEVCO.