event 01 Nov 2020

Policy Brief // The WEF Nexus Approach: An Imperative Enabler for Sustainable Development in the MENA Region

By Waleed Khalil Al-Zubari, Khalid Nahar Alrwis. This Policy Brief suggests four recommendations to foster the WEF Nexus approach in the MENA region.

category Policy Papers tag Governance tag Governance of the Nexus globe MENA
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Abstract

The water-energy-food (WEF) nexus approach has been widely accepted in the MENA countries as an appropriate solution for the sustainable management of these three vital sectors in reducing their trade-offs and building synergies. However, progress in its implementation in the region remains limited and faces many constraints related to the enabling environment. Four recommendations are presented. First, establishing a research network to bridge the nexus science-policy interface gap. Second, creating a forum for nexus governance best practices to bridge the institutional framework gap. Third, establishing collaborative capacity-building programs to bridge the nexus capacity gap. Finally, forming R&D teams to promote nexus technology implementation and incentivize the private sector to bridge the nexus investment gap

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