Pre-conference events


The High-Level International Conference on the International Decade for Action “Water for Sustainable Development”, 2018-2028, to be held on 20-22 June 2018 in Dushanbe seeks to involve a wider range of stakeholders, communities and major groups in the process of discussing the ways of achieving SDG 6 and other water-related goals, awareness-raising on the Water Decade, gathering ideas and best practices, pursuing advocacy, networking and promoting partnerships and action on implementation of solutions to water-related issues.

For this purpose, four Pre-Conference events (PCEs) will be organized within the Conference:

Pre-Conference Event 1: Children’s Water Forum;

Pre-Conference Event 2: Women Water Forum: Bridging Voices to Actions;

Pre-Conference Event 3: Smart Waters: Water and Science for Sustainable Future;

Pre-Conference Event 4: Climate and Water Dialogue.



The objective of the PCEs is to create an additional platform for broader discussion of water-related issues under specific themes with a focus on response to the ambitious 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and the United Nations General Assembly Resolution on the International Decade for Action “Water for Sustainable Development”, 2018-2028.

The results of the PCEs will be presented during the Plenary Sessions of the Conference and consolidated in the final report of the Conference, made available on its website and circulated widely.

Some 50 to 100 participants are expected to attend each PCE.



Contact persons:


Children’s Water Forum.

Luciano Calestini (E-mail:

Jamshed Hasanov (E-mail:; tel:(+992)93 999 8913)


Women Water Forum: Bridging Voices to Actions.

Nazokat Isaeva (E-mail:

Viloyat Mirzoeva (

Nora Mehdi (


Forum “SMART WATERS – Education, New Technology and Innovations for better future”.

Farkhod Abdurakhmonov (E-mail:

Barbara Janusz-Pawletta (E-mail:


Water and Climate Dialogue.

Kristine Tovmasyan (E-mail: