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The Central Asia Nexus Dialogue Project // Fostering the Start of the Water, Energy and Food Security Nexus Dialogue and Multi-Sector Investment (EC-NEXUS) in Ashgabat

On 15 November 2017, the first consultation within the frame of the NEXUS project in Turkmenistan was held the day after the Memorandum of Understanding was signed between the Executive Committee of International Fund for Saving Aral Sea (EC IFAS) and the Regional Environmental Centre for Central Asia (CAREC).

Participants of the meeting were deputy directors of departments, heads of departments and leading specialists from the following organizations: Scientific-Information Center of the Interstate Committee for Sustainable Development (SIC ICSD), Scientific-Information Center of the Interstate Coordination Water Commission (SIC ICWC), Executive Committee for International Fund for Saving Aral Sea (EC IFAS), Ministry of Agriculture and Water Resources of Turkmenistan, State Committee of Turkmenistan for Environmental Protection and Land Resources, Ministry of Finance and Economy, Project Institute  «Turkmensuvylymtaslama», Academy of Science of Turkmenistan, Turkmen Agricultural University Named after S.A.Niyazov, Medzhlis of Turkmenistan and Hydromet.

The goal of the first consultation was to present the NEXUS project and its objectives, and to gather recommendations on potential partners in Turkmenistan as well as intergovernmental platforms where the project can work in order to identify intersectoral investment projects.

Detailed information is available here.

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Climate Change

Nexus Blog // Understanding the Water-Energy-Food Nexus in a warming Climate

In this article, the authors explore what the WEF Nexus is, how to minimize trade-offs and maximise co-benefits within it, and what opportunities it offers to address the challenges of a changing climate. They further draw on ongoing research in Tanzania’s Rufiji River Basin – a case that exemplifies key issues in the WEF nexus – where ambitious development plans cut across several sectors and could be severely limited by future climate change.

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Dresden Nexus Conference DNC2020

Call for Abstracts // Dresden Nexus Conference 2020

The call for abstracts for the upcoming Dresden Nexus Conference 2020 is now open! The Dresden Nexus Conference is an international conference series dedicated to advancing research on and the implementation of a Nexus Approach to environmental resource management and to fostering dialogue on how nexus thinking contributes to achieving the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

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Research

Call for Nexus Research Proposals // Call with South Africa on Water-Energy-Food Nexus

This call marks the start of a new cooperation programme with the South African National Research Foundation (NRF) and falls under the Merian Fund. The programme aims to further stimulate joint, impact-oriented research between Dutch and South African researchers. The first call for proposals focuses on the WEF nexus within major societal challenges. The deadline for submission is 26 September 2019.

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