Nexus Blog

Nexus Blog

Nexus Blog // Online Event on Public Investment Planning with a Water-Energy-Food (WEF) Nexus Approach

The Natural Resources Division of ECLAC, in collaboration with ILPES and GIZ, presented a methodological guide for the adoption of the WEF Nexus approach within the design of policies, plans and projects in the water, energy and food sectors to the Network of National Public Investment Systems (SNIP) of Latin America and the Caribbean. In addition, case studies from LAC countries were presented as an example of the practical application of the guidance document.

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Nexus Blog // Seminario virtual Planificación de las inversiones públicas con enfoque Nexo Agua-Energía-Alimentación

La División de Recursos Naturales de la CEPAL, en colaboración con el ILPES y la GIZ, presentó ante la Red de Sistemas Nacionales de Inversión Pública (SNIP) de América Latina y el Caribe, una guía metodológica para la adopción del enfoque Nexo en el diseño de políticas, planes y proyectos de los sectores agua, energía y alimentación, además, ejemplificó su aplicación práctica con estudios de caso de países de la región.

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Dresden Nexus Conference DNC2020

Dresden Nexus Conference 2020 // The Nexus Regional Dialogues Programme at the Dresden Nexus Conference

This year´s Dresden Nexus Conference with the title “Circular Economy in a Sustainable Society” was held virtually from the 3rd to the 5th of June 2020. The Nexus Regional Dialogues Programme contributed to the conference with a presentation titled "The Water-Energy-Food Nexus - a peace enabler", discussing experiences on the WEF Nexus governance in the Niger basin.

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Governance

Nexus Blog // Resultados del cuarto Foro Virtual Regional Nexo

El cuarto Foro Virtual del Nexo para América Latina y el Caribe se centró en la cuestión de cómo se pueden apoyar los marcos normativos e institucionales para aplicar la perspectiva del Nexo entre el agua, la energía y los alimentos en la región. Este artículo fue escrito por Alba Llavona (consultora de la CEPAL) y Marina Gil (Unidad de Agua y Energía de la División de Recursos Naturales de la CEPAL).

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Governance

Nexus Blog // Outcomes of the fourth Nexus Latin America Virtual Forum

The fourth Nexus Virtual Forum for Latin America and the Caribbean organised by the Nexus Regional Dialogues programme together with CEPAL was focused on the question how regulatory and institutional frameworks can be supported to implement a Nexus perspective between water, energy and food in the region. This article was written by Alba Llavona (consultant at CEPAL) and Marina Gil (Water and Energy Unit, Natural Resources Division, ECLAC).

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Nexus Blog // The Nexus Regional Dialogues Programme received an award for promoting innovative Nexus solutions

The Nexus Regional Dialogues Programme in Latin America and the Caribbean, together with the ProAgenda 2030 program in Bolivia, was recently awarded EUR 17,000 from an innovation fund of the GIZ-sponsored Environmental Management and Rural Development Network in Latin America and the Caribbean (GADER-ALC) to develop a workstream for promoting innovative solutions using digital tools for sustainable development in the water, energy and agriculture sectors.

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Governance

Nexus Blog // Workshop on Transboundary Water Cooperation in the MENA Region in Beirut

On the 3rd and 4th March of 2020, a workshop on Transboundary Water Cooperation in the MENA Region took place in Beirut, where the Nexus Regional Dialogue Programme (NDP)-MENA shared some of the experiences made with applying the WEF Nexus approach in the Niger Basin.

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Urban Nexus

Nexus Blog // Access to finance for WEF Nexus in the MENA Region

How can Nexus projects get better access to financial resources in the MENA region? During this Year’s Annual Meeting of the MENA Region Initiative as a Model of NEXUS Approach and Renewable Energy Technologies (MINARET), participants discussed and learned about an array of financing modalities available for municipalities. The meeting also included a workshop on financing options at decentralized scale.

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Nexus Blog // Un voyage d'étude au centre Songhaï de Porto Novo au Bénin

Une délégation composée de plusieurs représentants des parties prenantes dans la région du bassin du Niger a récemment entrepris un voyage d'étude au centre de Songhai au Bénin, un centre de formation modèle dédié au développement rural et agricole et au renforcement des capacités. Le déplacement de plusieurs milliers de personnes dans la région étant en cours en raison de la construction du barrage de Kandadji, les participants ont pris connaissance des moyens possibles d'aider la population...

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Capacity Building

Nexus Blog // A study trip to Songhai center of Porto Novo in Benin

A delegation of various stakeholders of the Niger Basin area undertook a study trip to the Songhai center in Benin, a model training center dedicated to rural and agricultural development and capacity building. The establishment of such a training centre could be a chance for communities that will be displaced due to the construction of the Kandadji dam, that fosters new employment opportunities and to integrate the WEF Nexus approach into local farming practices.

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About the Nexus Blog

The Nexus Blog is a series of articles published during the Bonn2011 Nexus Conference. It aimed at creating debate and discussion around new approaches to address the critical resource challenges we face, which consider the interconnections within the water, energy and food security nexus.

In order to harness the voices of stakeholders around the nexus approach, the Stakeholder Forum for a Sustainable Future coordinated the Nexus Blog and invited a wide range of contributors with experience and expertise in at least one of the three nexus areas to submit an entry to the Nexus Blog.

The Nexus Blog is closed now.