Resilience Frontiers

Fri, 6 December – Managing water and other natural resources in a participatory and equitable way

10.00 – 11.00Resilience Frontiers Lab

Moderator: Johanna Nalau

Alex Simalabwi – Global Head, GWP Climate Resilience
John Matthews – Executive Director Alliance for Global Water Adaptation (AGWA)
11.30 – 13.00Water Resilience Frontiers: Impulse-event on managing water and other natural resources in a participatory and equitable way

The event will explore potential pathways for transformational climate resilience and water security, specifically around how to better manage water and other natural resources in participatory and equitable ways towards and beyond 2030.

Welcome and Introduction to Resilience Frontiers – Ambassador Howard Bamsey, Chair, Global Water Partnership
Resilience Frontiers: Thinking Beyond 2030 – Dr. Youssef Nassef, Director, UNFCCC Adaptation porgramme

High-level remarks: Learning form experience

Change makers for systems change: Experience from GWP’s work on water climate development – Moderated by Dr. Monika Weber-Fahr, Executive Secretary & CEO, GWP

Everyone needs to see what has happened to the Aral Sea – Dr. Pradeep Kurukulasuriya, Executive Coordinator & Director, UNDP-GEF and a representative from the Government of Uzbekistan

Lake Chad will disappear from the planet, unless… – Ambassador Seyni Nafo, Africa Adaptation Initiative (AAI) & Africa Group of Negotiators

I lived the Cape Town Experience and learnt a lot – Dr. Shehnaaz Moosa, Director, CDKN

Summary and path forward
Water Resilience Frontiers: Pathways for transformational Climate Resilient Water Security in 2030 and Beyond – Alex Simalabwi, Head, Climate Resilience, GWP
13.00 – 14.30Lunch break
14.30 – 16.00Youth Knowledge Lab

Moderator: Liz Wathuti

Dizanne Billy, GWP Youth Speaker
Oladosu Adenike, Youth Activist and agricultural economist
Andreyna Valera, Trendy&Green
Natalie Orentlicher, Commonland
16.30 – 18.00Urban Water Resilience: the City Water Resilience Approach (CWRA)

Martin Shouler and Louise Ellis, Arup
Jennifer Jun, SIWI
Hardeep Anand, Deputy Director, Miami
Ingrid Timboe, AGWA