Nexus Region Middle East and North Africa Region — MENA

The Middle East and North Africa Region, in short MENA, stretches over 6,000 km from Morocco in the West to Iran in the East. Despite significant subregional difference, the entire area is faced with similar challenges. All MENA countries have to cope with a water deficit, while they strive to achieve a self-sustaining agriculture at the same time. Energy production in the region still strongly relies on fossil fuels, even though there is a high potential for renewable energies. Institutions and administration are dominated by sectoral thinking, but bridging approaches are developing.

Nexus News for the Middle East and North Africa Region — MENA

Capacity Building

Nexus Workshop // Integration of Water and Agriculture Sectors: Concepts and Applications

The Nexus Regional Dialogues Program-MENA and the Arab Organization for Agricultural development (AOAD) organized a Nexus Workshop on the integration of water and agriculture sectors in Cairo, Egypt, on the 22nd - 23rd of December 2019.

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Solar-powered Irrigation Systems (SPIS)

Nexus Regional Dialogue MENA // Benefits, Risks, Policy Options and Innovative Financing Models of SPIS

More than 40 experts from Egypt, Tunisia, Jordan, Sudan and Yemen convened on the 8th and 9th December in Cairo for the regional dialogue “Solar Powered Irrigation Systems in the Arab Region: Benefits, Risks and Policy Options”, organized by the Nexus Regional Dialogue (NRD)- MENA, FAO, the Arab Organization for Agricultural Development (AOAD) and the League of Arab States (LAS).

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Events

Nexus Virtual Forum // Solar Powered Irrigation Systems: Opportunities and Challenges

The event revealed how the WEF Nexus approach sheds light on the challenges and opportunities for a sustainable usage of SPIS and how it can help to mitigate the risks of overexploitation of water resources. Four panelists shared their experiences and lessons learned from SPIS implementation in Tunisia and Chile and presented the GIZ SPIS Toolbox to 30 participants from various countries and organizations in the region.

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Ecosystems / WEFE Nexus

Nexus Workshop // Outcomes of the Cairo Water Week 2019 Side Event: Promoting Urban Nexus in the MENA Region

This article summarizes the main outcomes and discussion points of the workshop "Promoting Urban Nexus in the MENA Region - A Side Event at Cairo Water Week 2019". It presents best practices and success stories of Urban Nexus activities in the region as well as the way forward in further promoting the Urban Nexus approach.

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Events on the Nexus in the Middle East and North Africa Region — MENA

Capacity Building

Nexus Workshop // Integration of Water and Agriculture Sectors: Concepts and Applications

The Nexus Regional Dialogues Program-MENA and the Arab Organization for Agricultural development (AOAD) organized a Nexus Workshop on the integration of water and agriculture sectors in Cairo, Egypt, on the 22nd - 23rd of December 2019.

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Solar-powered Irrigation Systems (SPIS)

Nexus Regional Dialogue MENA // Benefits, Risks, Policy Options and Innovative Financing Models of SPIS

More than 40 experts from Egypt, Tunisia, Jordan, Sudan and Yemen convened on the 8th and 9th December in Cairo for the regional dialogue “Solar Powered Irrigation Systems in the Arab Region: Benefits, Risks and Policy Options”, organized by the Nexus Regional Dialogue (NRD)- MENA, FAO, the Arab Organization for Agricultural Development (AOAD) and the League of Arab States (LAS).

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Events

Nexus Virtual Forum // Solar Powered Irrigation Systems: Opportunities and Challenges

The event revealed how the WEF Nexus approach sheds light on the challenges and opportunities for a sustainable usage of SPIS and how it can help to mitigate the risks of overexploitation of water resources. Four panelists shared their experiences and lessons learned from SPIS implementation in Tunisia and Chile and presented the GIZ SPIS Toolbox to 30 participants from various countries and organizations in the region.

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Modelling and Assessment

Nexus Webinar // LEAP-WEAP Modeling - Sector Network Mediterranean Environmental Network

The Task Force Nexus of the GIZ Sector Network MEN-REM invites to the upcoming webinar on Energy Alternatives Planning system (LEAP) and Water Evaluation and Planning system (WEAP) Modeling tools on November 26th 2019 from 13:00 – 15:00 CET. This webinar will provide an introduction to integrated LEAP-WEAP modeling, including concepts, techniques, and selected examples. The webinar will be aimed at participants who have prior experience with energy and/or water systems modeling.

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Capacity Building

Nexus Workshop // Integration of Water and Agriculture Sectors: Concepts and Applications

The Nexus Regional Dialogues Program-MENA and the Arab Organization for Agricultural development (AOAD) organized a Nexus Workshop on the integration of water and agriculture sectors in Cairo, Egypt, on the 22nd - 23rd of December 2019.

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Events

Nexus Virtual Forum // Solar Powered Irrigation Systems: Opportunities and Challenges

The event revealed how the WEF Nexus approach sheds light on the challenges and opportunities for a sustainable usage of SPIS and how it can help to mitigate the risks of overexploitation of water resources. Four panelists shared their experiences and lessons learned from SPIS implementation in Tunisia and Chile and presented the GIZ SPIS Toolbox to 30 participants from various countries and organizations in the region.

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Governance

Étude Nexus Tunisie // Evaluation Nexus Interdépendances des secteurs de l’eau, de l’énergie et de l’alimentation en Tunisie

This study elaborates an assessment of the WEF Nexus for Tunisia, applying and adjusting already existing Nexus methodologies to the Tunisian context and its priorities. In this assessment the most relevant linkages, trade-offs, possible synergies and opportunities that are of special interest for Tunisia are identified and thus give a first assessment of the existing or potential Nexus response options (political, administrative or technical). The study is published in French with an executive...

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Solar-powered Irrigation Systems (SPIS)

Etude SPIS // Impact des systèmes d'irrigation par pompage solaire en Tunisie

Cette étude de cas analyse l'impact des systèmes d'irrigation à énergie solaire (SPIS) sur l'utilisation des eaux souterraines ainsi que son impact sur le plan socio-économique en Tunisie. Il s'appuie sur des entretiens avec un échantillon d'agriculteurs tunisiens et fournit des recommandations pour promouvoir l'utilisation durable de la technologie. L'étude est publiée en français avec un résumé en anglais.

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