'Climate Change and Water Dialogue' Forum
The University of Central Asia's Mountain Societies Research Institute (MSRI) joined other partners to organise a ‘Climate and Water Dialogue’ forum on June 19th in Dushanbe. It aimed to identify climate impacts on water security, mitigation and adaptation policies, and how to enhance water and climate dialogues at various levels. The forum also provided a platform to share knowledge, best practices, and ideas on sustainable water management in the context of climate change. It was attended by more than 100 professionals, including government officials, representatives of academia, international organisations, development agencies, civil society and youth.
It was organised by the United Nations (UN) Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) office in Almaty, the UN Regional Centre for Preventive Diplomacy for Central Asia, Committee for Environmental Protection under the Government of Tajikistan, Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation, Mountain Partnership and the Finance Centre for South-South Cooperation.
The forum was held as a pre-conference event for the international conference on the International Decade “Water for Sustainable Development” held on June 20th and 21st in Dushanbe. The forum participants agreed that it is crucial to promote research and capacity development activities on the science-policy interface and education in the region. The objective is to foster dialogue and networking among scientists, policy makers and practitioners in the field of climate change and water resources.