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Seminars

IFPRI Egypt Seminar // Options for improving Irrigation Water Efficiency for Sustainable Agricultural Development

This seminar will provide an overview and lessons learnt of international success stories, discuss ongoing and planned initiatives in Egypt and the role that research can play for a sustainable water future from a private and public sector perspective. The Nexus Regional Dialogue in the MENA region contributes with a sessions on “Water efficiency in using SPIS: Lessons learnt from within the MENA region”.

About this Event

Water is an essential resource for the wellbeing of people, the economy and the planet. Growing water scarcity, increased weather variability due to climate change and deteriorating water quality pose significant challenges for all countries around the world, including Egypt.

Agriculture consumes about 86% of the water in Egypt and improving irrigation efficiency and productivity are widely seen as an important way to foster sustainable agricultural development and food production.

The IFPRI-Egypt Seminar Series is part of the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) funded project called “Evaluating Impact and Building Capacity” (EIBC) that is implemented by IFPRI. The seminar supports USAID’s Agribusiness for Rural Development and Increasing Incomes (ARDII) project’s objectives. In partnership with: International Water Management Institute (IWMI); ICARDA; World Fish.

Speakers

  • Claudia Ringler, Deputy Director of Environment and Production Technology Division, IFPRI
  • Amgad Elmahdi, Head of the MENA Office, International Water Management Institute (IWMI)
  • Jacques Wery, Deputy Director General Research, ICARDA
  • Ahmed Nasr-Allah, Scientist, World Fish
  • Nisreen Lahham, Senior Advisor for Sustainable Water Policy, GIZ
  • Kamel Amer, Head of Arab Organization for Agricultural Development, Regional Office in Cairo, The League of Arab States
  • Holding Co. for Water and Wastewater (HCWW), TBA
  • Ministry of Water Resources and Irrigation, TBA

Date and Time 

Wed, October 2, 2019; 9:30 AM – 12:30 PM EET

Location

Conrad Cairo, 1191 Nile Corniche, Souq Al ASR, Cairo Governorate 11221, Egypt

Registration

Please register underthis link (no registration fee)

More information here.

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