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Under the patronage of the General Secretariat of the League of Arab States, the Arab Water Council was honored to participate in the first "End of Hunger" Sub-Committee meeting that was held between the 18-19 September, 2018.
The Meeting was organized by the Sustainable Development and International Cooperation Department and was chaired by His Excellency Engineer Hassab Al Naby Musa Mohamed, Minister of Agriculture and Forestry of the Republic of Sudan. The "End of Hunger in the Arab Region" Sub-Committee is particularly responsible for following up and reporting on the progress towards achieving SDG 2 "Zero Hunger" in the Arab Region concerned with food security, improvement of nutrition and promoting of sustainable agriculture.
The first meeting of the Sub-Committee - called by Dr. Nada al-Agizi, Director of the Department of Sustainable Development and International Cooperation- identified the main work scope and directions of the Committee through specialized working groups.
At the beginning of the meeting, Prof. Wadid Erian, the Committee's Rapporteur, presented the main objectives of the committee's work, emphasizing on the role of the Committee in developing a common vision among all holders through the preparation of a "Zero Hunger Action Plan" for the Arab region with a clear focus on the inter-link between SDG2 and other related SDGs, particularly SDG 6 for Water and Sanitation.
The Arab Water Council has the honor to support “The Big 5 Construct Egypt” set to take place this September on 18-21 at Egypt’s International Exhibition Center and organized by DMG Company – organizer of Egypt Petroleum Show-EGYPS 2017.
This Event is considered as one of the most successful and specialized construction events during the last 38 years that will bring considerable benefits to Egypt.
The Big 5 Construct Egypt will bring together influential decision-makers, innovators and suppliers from the region and beyond for four days of business and networking opportunities.
The country’s booming construction market has placed itself as the leading contributor to GDP growth in the region, with 473 billion dollars’ worth of active projects in North Africa and more than 366 billion dollars worth of projects lie in Egypt.
with this regards, the AWC will be glad to contribute with a session on " ADAPTING TO THE CLIMATE CHANGE AND URBAN RESILIENCE" Leaded by H.E. Dr. Mahmoud ABu Zeid, H.E. Dr. Hussein EL Atfy and Dr. Khaled ABu Zeid.
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The conference program consisted of 6 thematic sessions, in which 38 speakers participated including experts, researchers, investors and professors in water technology, management, water rationalization, desalination and water treatment. The aim of the conference is to eliminate the culture of water abundance meanwhile proposing new policies for the state and individuals including the private sector, Egyptian and foreign investors to mainstream the technology of rationalization, desalination and purification of water, as well as the harvesting of rainwater in Egypt. The Arab Water Council was honored to be part of the organizing committee and co-chaired the main sessions of the conference.
H.E. Dr. Mahmoud Abu-Zeid, Chairman of the Arab Water Council and former Minister of Water Resources and Irrigation, chaired a key session entitled "Supply Management Water Resources Development (Water Desalination Technology)”, during which he spoke about the importance of new technologies and strategic research programs globally, with focus on the Arab region as a priority for the use of Innovative Desalination Technologies.
Dr. Hussein Al-Atfi, Secretary-General of the Arab Water Council and former Minister of Water Resources and Irrigation, has also chaired the main session entitled "Investment, Banking and Finance for Water Technology" where he facilitated the session by interactive discussions between the participants and the speakers.
The Arab Water Council has been nominated by the World Bank to represent the Arab-African Countries at the Youth Leadership Program in Belt and Road / Agricultural Cooperation for Africa, among 30 young African leaders from around 20 African countries. The program was jointly launched by the United Nations Office for South-South Cooperation, the Institute for South-South Cooperation in Agriculture, and China Agricultural University on the 27th of August, 2018 in Beijing.
The program mainly focused on building and enhancing the understanding of young officials and professionals on new trends and models of South - South Cooperation in agriculture and rural development, sharing good practices of China in enabling agricultural development policy, developing capacities to conduct policy pilots and experiments that could be adapted to the local context.
The program featured study visits to relevant government ministries and technical agencies, as well as field trip to the northeast city of Shenyang.
Moreover, A China-Africa Youth Dialogue has been organized on the side lines of the China Africa Cooperation Forum (FOCAC) 2018.
H.E. Dr. Mahmoud Abu-Zeid, President of the Arab Water Council and former Minister of Water Resources and Irrigation of Egypt, has been unanimously elected as Egypt’s candidate to represent the Arab countries in the UNESCO International Hydrological Program (IHP) for the next two years. The election took place on the occasion of the 23rd Session of the IHP Intergovernmental Council held in Paris on June 11, 2018.
The International Hydrological Program is an intergovernmental body under the UNESCO that promotes international scientific cooperation focusing on water research, water resources management, education and capacity building.
The Ambassador of Egypt in Paris and Permanent Representative to UNESCO, Ehab Badawi, stated that Egypt has been actively involved in the work and activities of the International Hydrological Program, highlighting the importance it places on water-related issues and the achievement of Goal (6) of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) related to “Ensuring availability and sustainable management of water and sanitation for all.”
The Arab Water Council and The Arab Water Council Youth Network had the pleasure to be invited to the closing ceremony of the "Model of League of Arab States" at the French University in Egypt (Université Française d'Egypte)
The Arab Water Council Youth Network presented the AWC during the event and highlighted to the students and attendees the Council's main areas of work, strategy and Mission as well as highlighting the main activities done in partnership with the League of Arab States.
The AWC Youth Network is very glad to have joined such event and witness the remarkable efforts done by the University students and management and it was an honor to meet the university president Dr. Hassan Nadeer and Dr. Lamiaa Marmouche the Academic Coordinator for the Model of League of Arab States who shared with us their thoughts and possible areas of cooperation between the AWC youth Network & the University.