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Nexus Workshop on Human Capacity Building // European/German Nexus Case Studies in Collaboration with/UN-ESCWA in Beirut

By Nisreen Lahham and Maarit Thiem. The Nexus Regional Dialogues Programme identified the need to capacitate representatives of sector ministries, planning ministries, authorities and members from relevant civil society as key for advancing the application of an integrated planning and policy approach. A workshop together with UN-ESCWA focussed on the challenge of Human Capacity Building.

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Human Capacity Building // The Major Pillar within the Nexus Regional Dialogues Programme

By Ruth Erlbeck, Ralph Trosse, Nisreen Lahham and Maarit Thiem. Capacity Building has been identified as a major driver for advancing the implementation of the Nexus approach and thinking at national and regional level. Hence, the Nexus Regional Dialogues programme designed and developed a Nexus training specifically tailored to the needs expressed by representatives of sectorial ministries and regional partner organisations.

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Nexus Capacity Building // First Joint Field Study within the APPEAR Project CapNex

Students and scientists from the Technical University of Kenya (TU-K), Makerere University and University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences, Vienna (BOKU) visited the Sio-Malaba-Malakisi River Basin (SMMRB) in Western Kenya and Eastern Uganda for a joint scientific expedition.

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Nexus Capacity Building // CapNex Project Kick-off at Makerere University

The kick-off meeting of the APPEAR-funded academic partnership project CapNex took place at the board room of the School of Food Technology, Nutrition and Bio-engineering at Makerere University in Kampala, Uganda from 31st of January - 1st of February.

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Events on Capacity Building for the Nexus

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Water-Energy Nexus: Resource Efficiency // Capacity Building Workshop for ESCWA Region

The UN Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia (ESCWA) Beirut, Lebanon, in cooperation with the National Oil and Gas Authority in Bahrain under the patronage of the Minister of Oil, will organize a regional capacity-building workshop on 'Water–Energy Nexus: Resource Efficiency'.

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Resources on Capacity Building for the Nexus

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CapNex // Capacity Building on the Water-Energy-Food Security Nexus through Research and Training in Kenya and Uganda

In this project, an interdisciplinary (agronomy; crop production; pest management; development studies; hydrology; socio-hydrology; soil science; water-, waste-, & resource management) team of Austrian, Kenyan, and Ugandan researchers will cooperate in this capacity-building-through-research-training-and-dialogue-project under the APPEAR funding scheme.

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Capacity Building for Nexus Implementation // Lessons Learned from UNU-FLORES Online Courses hosted on the Blended Learning Platform of the Nexus Observatory

By Kristin Meyer. This report summarises key features of the Nexus Observatory online courses and highlights lessons learnt. One recommendation the authors make in this report is that accreditation of online courses by TU Dresden could support stronger links between UNU-FLORES’s teaching and research programmes. Periodic reviews of the quality of online courses would be necessary to ensure the continued extension of accreditation by TU Dresden. This process could ensure an element of quality...

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Research // The Water-Energy-Food Nexus: Trade-offs, Thresholds and Transdisciplinary Approaches to Sustainable Development

By Mathew Kurian. This paper reviews the results of recent research to offer tentative answers to the following questions: (a) Why is the governance dimension important to undertake an integrated analysis of water-energy-food challenges? (b) What does the nexus approach connote in normative and institutional terms? (c) What does implementation mean in nexus terms? (d) How can we establish if the nexus approach is an improvement over business as usual? and (e) What tools are available that would...

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The Nexus in the Arab Region // Nexus Capacity Development Needs

In order to achieve reliable water, energy and food supplies at a national and global scale, multi-stakeholder platforms are needed in order to develop and explore science-policy-society linkages and opportunities to share knowledge and employ it to meet the targets for both the Sustainable Development Goals and the Paris Climate Change obligations. Understanding these complex linkages and translating this into solutions requires increased nexus system thinking and problem solving competence....

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