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dimanche 2 septembre 2018

Women, Water & Youth: Perspectives from the MENA Region


The Arab International Women’s Forum and the Center for Mediterranean Integration (CMI) will be jointly hosting a high-level Conference on Women, Water & Youth on 26-27 September 2018 in Amman, Jordan. 


Women, Water & Youth takes a unique intersectional approach in that it will explore how economic losses arising from water scarcity and food insecurity are further compounded by two other critical development challenges that the MENA region faces - the first of these is the extraordinarily low rate of female participation in the Arab labour force overall, and the second is the high rate of youth unemployment in the Arab world. 

The programme directly addresses the role of women in water governance in the region, examines the potential of entrepreneurship, social enterprise, ‘smart’ technology and ‘edtech’ innovation in building youth capacity in the Arab water sector, as well as the critical challenge of refugee empowerment in the context of water scarcity and food insecurity in the region. The Conference ultimately aims to deliver actionable solutions to mitigate all identified challenges through multi-level engagement, dialogue, innovation and collaboration. 

The Arab International Women’s Forum and the Center for Mediterranean Integration look forward to delivering a unique and exceptional opportunity for global and emerging leaders alike to network and learn from each other whilst examining key environmental, empowerment and development challenges in the MENA region and internationally.

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