The need for policy integration and collaboration across sectors has long been identified in the discussions of the water-energy-food security (WEF) nexus. This is necessary to plan for trade-offs and synergies among the sectors at sub-national, national, regional and global levels. Participants will elaborate on how coherent implementation can be achieved when striving for the sectoral Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) indicators, including 2, 6, 7 in the WEF sectors, in addition to SDGs 11 to 15 that address environment, climate change and urban planning.
To capture systemic interactions, specific attention will be given to SDG 17, which explicitly mentions the need to 'enhance policy coherence'. High-level government representatives from European countries will discuss how to achieve this goal of policy coherence.
- Urusla Eid
- Paolo Ciccarell
Head of Unit
European Commission - DG for International Cooperation and Development
- Ingrid-Gabriela Hoven
Director-General Global Issues Sector Policies and Programmes
German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ)
- Anton Mair
Deputy Director General for Development
Austrian Federal Ministry for Europe, Integration and Foreign Affairs
- Shahira Wahbi
Ambassador, Chief of Partnership & Environmental Sustainability
Ligue of Arab States