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:
1. Children’s Water Forum;
2. Women Water Forum: Bridging Voices to Actions;
3. Forum “SMART WATERS – Education, New Technology and Innovations for better future”;
4. Water and Climate Dialogue.
Themes, objectives and structure
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.
Each PCE should preferably consist of three main parts focusing on: (i) deepening understanding of the Water Decade and galvanizing action in support of the implementation of the water-related SDGs; (ii) and deliberation on the ways of achieving the water-related SDGs and the goals of new Water Decade; (iii) creating partnerships and actions to address water-related issues.
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.
The PCEs are to take place on 19 June 2018 for either the entire day starting from 09:00 until 17:00 or on half day starting at 09:00 until 12:00 or at 14:00 until 17:00.
Children’s Water Forum.
Luciano Calestini (E-mail: email@example.com)
Jamshed Hasanov (E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org; tel:(+992)93 999 8913)
Women Water Forum: Bridging Voices to Actions.
Nazokat Isaeva (E-mail: email@example.com)
Viloyat Mirzoeva (E-mail:firstname.lastname@example.org)
Nora Mehdi (E-mail:email@example.com)
Forum “SMART WATERS – Education, New Technology and Innovations for better future”.
Farkhod Abdurakhmonov (E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org)
Barbara Janusz-Pawletta (E-mail: email@example.com)
Water and Climate Dialogue.
Kristine Tovmasyan (E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org)