Type of Dialogue
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Please join us for an Independent Dialogue convened by the International Water Management Institute (IWMI) and partners to discuss water-energy-food (WEF) nexus approaches to achieve food systems transformation in Pakistan. Insights emerging from this national, multi-stakeholder forum will be presented to the United Nations Food System Summit (UNFSS) in September 2021. Transforming #foodsystems is among the most powerful ways to make progress towards all 17 #SDGS. The expected key outcome of this Dialogue would be to share the views of stakeholders across Pakistan on sustainable foods systems transformation and the importance of the WEF nexus in a changing climate. The Dialogue will focus on reaching a common understanding of these drivers and finding local solutions to major challenges facing food and water systems transformation, along with attendant issues of water security for a range of other sectors.
The session is designed to be interactive, allowing for small group discussions, collective brainstorming, and agenda-setting. As the region maps out the road to UNFSS 2021, this Dialogue will enhance the focus on the role of water and energy in food systems transformation. Speakers and panellists from across the world and region will discuss how systems transformation for equitable food and water security in Pakistan can be achieved. The dialogue will provide a knowledge platform for better understanding of the WEF nexus under a changing climate, along with guidance on developing more climate-resilient water and land solutions at multiple scales (farm, irrigation system, basin, country, and region) in the Indus Basin. The outcome of this dialogue will support climate adaptation interventions at various scales, leading to reduced water consumption from the agriculture sector in the Indus Basin.
This dialogue is based on invitation and participants are expected to be present from key line Ministries and Agencies of the Pakistan Government, National Research Institutions, FAO, Pakistan Council of Research in Water Resources, Universities, NGO’s, Private Sectors and Development Partners including CG Centers (IFPRI, ICARDA, and CIMMYT).
We invite everyone working to advance transformative water, energy and food systems to join this Dialogue.