In preparation for the UN 2023 Water Conference, which will be held on 22-24 March in New York under the co-chairmanship of the Republic of Tajikistan and the Kingdom of the Netherlands, various initiatives and areas of cooperation between Tajikistan and the Kingdom of the Netherlands have been launched.
In this regard, at the initiative of the Chairman of the Executive Committee of IFAS, the Special Envoy of the President of the Republic of Tajikistan to the Water and Climate Coalition Leaders, Mr. Sulton Rahimzoda, together with the Delft Institute of Water Education IHE, a course on water policy and strategic planning in the context of climate change was launched for Executive Committee of IFAS staff, specialists from Central Asian countries.
This course is conducted by the Delft Institute of Water Education IHE for a duration of 6 months and covers 2 thematic areas, including “water resources management in the context of climate change” and “water resources management and policy”.
The course program consists of several complementary activities that allow participants to acquire knowledge interactively and develop additional skills.The aim of this course is a broad study of water policy, as well as inclusive water resources management, considering gender issues, water diplomacy, the impact of climate change, and adaptation to climate change in transboundary basins.
The course program is also aimed at the participants to learn about the problems in other basins and the practice of their water resources management, exchange experiences, and useful information.The first webinar of the course started on 9 February.
At the opening ceremony, a welcoming speech was made by, Mr. Sulton Rahimzoda, Chairman of the Executive Committee of IFAS, and Mr. Eddy Moors, Rector of the Delft Institute of Water Education IHE.
As part of the first webinar, participants were introduced to the topic and program of the course. Mr. Jean-Noel Pansera, Secretary General of the International Meuse Commission, provided the participants with a keynote report on “Adaptation to climate change in a transboundary context”, in which the participants were also introduced to the Meuse International River Basin District, including the activities and structure of the International Meuse Commission.
At the end of the Course in June 2023, each participant will receive a certificate at the Delft Institute of Water Education IHE in Delft, the Kingdom of the Netherlands.