Jobs

Vacancy // Economic Affairs Officer (Nexus)

The United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia (UN-ESCWA) in Beirut, Lebanon, is offering a position as an Economic Affairs Officer in its cluster 1: ‘Climate change and natural resource sustainability’ of the Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia.

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Events

Innovation Challenge // Innovation Challenge 2020: Mechanization, Digitalization and Renewable Energies in the Agricultural Sector

The GIZ Agricultural Innovation Fund is currently looking for innovative ideas of entrepreneurs, start-ups and small enterprises that make the agricultural and food sector more efficient and sustainable along the entire value chain in the GIZ partner countries in South East Asia, Africa and India. Participants of the Innovation Challenge 2020 can win support packages in each category. Apply until the 14th of April 2020!

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Jobs

Vacancy // Student Assistant (Dresden Nexus Conference)

The United Nations University for Integrated Management of Material Fluxes and of Resources (UNU-FLORES) is offering a student assistant position for the Dresden Nexus Conference, taking place in June of 2020.

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Research

Nexus Blog // Saving Water in Irrigation

By A. Vargas, R.J. Hogeboom & J.F. Schyns. This study aims to assess the consistency of a number of innovations that influence water savings in irrigation with various narratives in which they are embedded, within the context of the EU agricultural sector.

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Events

Nexus Event // Dresden Nexus Conference 2020

The Dresden Nexus Conference (DNC) is an international conference series dedicated to advancing research and the implementation of a Nexus Approach to resource management. By bringing together actors from a diverse range of disciplines and sectors, DNC fosters dialogue on how nexus thinking contributes to achieving the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The third Dresden Nexus Conference will take place on the 3 – 5 of June 2020 under the theme “Circular Economy in a...

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Event

DutchDubai // The Interconnection of Water, Energy and Food presented at the Dutch Pavilion at the Expo 2020 in Dubai, UAE

The Dutch pavilion in the World Expo, hosted by Dubai in the United Arab Emirates in 2020, will focus on the interconnection of water, energy and food. As the second-largest exporter of agricultural products in the world, the Netherlands wants to support collaboration as well as minimising the footprint of our interactive ecosystem by building the pavilion with local resources and locally rented building materials.

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Research

Nexus Blog // Saving Water in Irrigation

By A. Vargas, R.J. Hogeboom & J.F. Schyns. This study aims to assess the consistency of a number of innovations that influence water savings in irrigation with various narratives in which they are embedded, within the context of the EU agricultural sector.

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Research

Publication // Can the Implementation of the Water-Energy-Food Nexus Support Economic Growth in the Mediterranean Region? The Current Status and the Way Forward

By Markantonis, V., Arnaud, R., Karabulut, A., El Hajj, R., Altinbilek, D., Awad, I., ... & Matoussi, M. S. (2019). This policy note paper aims to address the issue of how implementation of the WEF Nexus can support economic growth in the Mediterranean region.

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Research

Publication // From national indices to regional action — An analysis of food, energy, water security in Ecuador, Bolivia, and Peru

By Mohammadpour, P., Mahjabin, T., Fernandez, J., & Grady, C. (2019). This paper presents an approach to quantify FEW security and highlights cases in Ecuador, Peru, and Bolivia, delivering an integrated approach to quantify security measures that can be implemented at multiple spatial scales and institutional levels.

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Solar-powered Irrigation Systems (SPIS)

Fact sheet // Decentralized Renewables: Boosting Agriculture and Improving Nutrition

This fact sheet shows up ways, solutions and examples how decentralized use of renewable energy sources can enhance food security.

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Media

AlJazeera // What can be done to ensure food security and preserve water?

Over 800 million people live in hunger-stricken areas. The majority of those live in conflict zones. Ensuring quantity and quality of water for survival, but also for food production in the context of agricultural intensification, is essential to mitigate the risk of mass migration conflict. On this special edition of Inside Story from the Doha Forum, the questions are asked: Are the current world food governance support systems enough to mitigate current risks? And what can be done to avoid...

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Solar-powered Irrigation Systems (SPIS)

Getting Credit for Solar // Partnering up to launch finance for smallholder irrigation

By Samwel Tobiko of Juhudi Kilimo, and Genia Sokolova. In Kenya, 80 percent of the population derive their livelihoods from agriculture, yet the share of agricultural finance in national credit is below 5 percent. Juhudi Kilimo, a Kenya-based microfinance institution, aims to address unmet demand for agricultural lending by focusing on rural smallholder farmers. Juhudi, through its Juhudi Labs division, recently joined with Winrock to launch one of the first credit facilities for solar...

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Media

Bangkok Post // Saving the Planet, Making Profit: A 'Nexus' Approach

Asean has put together an ambitious sustainable development agenda with its 2025 community vision. It has also played an important role in shaping the United Nations 2020 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) Agenda. If the 17 SDGs are achieved, this will combine with the impact of global trends such as climate change to intensify the competition for resources -- energy, water, raw materials and land.

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