R. Klingbeil & A. Haddad, 2013: UN ESCWA Regional Co-operation, Assistance to Member Countries, Exchange Visit: Palestine and Tunisia


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Klingbeil, R. & Haddad, A., 2013. UN ESCWA Regional Co-operation, Assistance to Member Countries, Exchange Visit: Palestine and Tunisia. Presentation at the opening workshop of a senior exchange visit from Palestine to Tunisia. Ministry of Environment, Tunis, Tunisia, 22 Apr 2013.

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R. Klingbeil & A. Haddad, 2013: UN ESCWA Regional Co-operation, Assistance to Member Countries, Exchange Visit: Palestine and Tunisia

  1. 1. UN ESCWARegional Co-operationAssistance to Member CountriesExchange Visit: Palestine and TunisiaTunis, Tunisia22 April 2013Ralf KlingbeilAlexander Haddad
  2. 2. Outline• UN ESCWA regional co-operation• Technical co-operation and regional advisoryservices• Exchange visits as a tool for enhancing bilateralco-operation in the region• Overview of the agenda for the exchange visitfrom Palestine to Tunisiawww.escwa.un.org 225 April 2013
  3. 3. ECE1947ESCWA1973ESCAP1947ECA1958ECLAC194825 April 2013 www.escwa.un.org 3UN ESCWA and theRegional Dimension in the UN
  4. 4. 25 April 2013 www.escwa.un.org 4UN ESCWA
  5. 5. 25 April 2013 www.escwa.un.org 5OrganizationalChart
  6. 6. Sustainable Development andProductivity Division25 April 2013 www.escwa.un.org 6ImplementationApproachRegional ConveningPower forIntergovernmentalMechanismsInforming RegionalProcesses forGlobal Negotiationsand National ActionPartnershipsProductiveSectors SectionGreen EconomyFood SecuritySustainableDevelopmentGoalsEnergySectionEnergyEfficiencyRenewableEnergyEnergySecurityWaterResourcesSectionShared WaterResourcesClimate ChangeAdaptationMDGsIntegrated WaterResourcesManagementSupport to Intergovernmental MechanismsESCWA Committees (Water/Energy); LAS Councils: CAMRE (JCEDAR), AMWC, AMCE
  7. 7. Productive Sectors Section25 April 2013 www.escwa.un.org 7ImplementationApproachRegional ConveningPower forIntergovernmentalMechanismsInforming RegionalProcesses forGlobal Negotiationsand National ActionPartnershipsGreen EconomyRegional Mapping &Policy GuidelinesMonitoring ToolsMacro & MicroOECDDA ProjectGreen Help DesksUNIDO, ESCAPFinancing &TechnologyITCD/ETC, EDGD,LAS, UNEPFood SecuritySustainableAgricultureProduction &ConsumptionXB Project 2013/2014Green Value ChainGIZ , AFSNWater-Energy-FoodNexusRCM/TWG-FSSDGsRegionalImplementationProcess on Rio+20Outcome:Implications,SDAI, IFSD, MGsLAS,UNEPRegionalConsultativeDialogueLAS,UNEPMember of the Technical Secretariat of JCEDARJoint Committee for Environment and Development of the Arab Region / CAMRE
  8. 8. Water Resources Section25 April 2013 www.escwa.un.org 8ImplementationApproachRegionalConveningPower forIntergovernmental MechanismsInformingRegionalProcesses forGlobalNegotiations andNational ActionPartnershipsSharedWaterResourcesLegalFramework forShared Watersin Arab RegionInventory ofShared WaterResources inWestern AsiaShared WaterMonitoringPilot ProjectESCWA-BGRCooperation,LAS, AMWCClimateChangeAdaptationRICCAR(Assessment)ACCWaM(Adaptation)UNDAProjects (2)(Capacity Building)RCM/TWG-CC,UN & LAS Orgs,Working Groups,SIDA, GIZ, AMWC,CAMRE, Met OfficesMDGsMDG+InitiativeACWUA(Board Member)SDGs /Post-2015AgendaAMWC, ACWUA,WHO, CEDARE,RAED, AWC,Stats, UN-WaterIntegratedWaterResourcesManagementArab StrategiesandAction PlansAWARENETNetworkWater-Energy-Food Nexus(RB/DA)Inter-SectionalInter-DivisionalInter-AgencyProgram Mandated byESCWA Committee on Water Resources & Arab Ministerial Water Council
  9. 9. Energy Section25 April 2013 www.escwa.un.org 9ImplementationApproachRegional ConveningPower forIntergovernmentalMechanismsInforming RegionalProcesses forGlobal Negotiationsand National ActionPartnershipsEnergyEfficiency (EE)AssessingEnergyPerformance inKey SectorsRegionalInitiative toUpscale EnergyEfficiency inMemberCountriesRenewableEnergy (RE)Support forRE Development(Technologyassessment / Policies/ ImplementationSchemes)Access toEnergy Servicesin Rural Areas(Poverty Alleviation inRural Areas/SE4ALL)EnergySecurityEnergy Mix(Conventional /Non-conventional)RegionalInterconnections(Electricity Grids /Natural Gas Supply)Water- Energy-Food Nexus(EE & RE Applications)Program Mandated by the ESCWA Committee on EnergySupport provided to the Arab Ministerial Council for Electricity
  10. 10. www.escwa.un.org 1025 April 2013Technical Cooperation andRegional Advisory ServicesEnvironment and Water
  11. 11. RA services as part of Technical CooperationESCWA RA services in• Advancement andEmpowerment of Women*• ENVIRONMENT AND WATER• Governance, PeaceBuilding and Transition*• Information andCommunication TechnologyPolicy• National Accounts andEconomic Statistics• Macroeconomic Policy*• Social Policy** currently vacantwww.escwa.un.org 11 http://www.escwa.un.org/divisions/pptcd/TCnetwork25 April 2013
  12. 12. Modalities and Fields of RA services• Modalities– Policy Advice, Technical Support and Advocacy• Assistance in strategic national sector planning• Reviewing of national / regional studies• Backstopping on national level assessments• Support in technical studies on national, regional or local level– Training & Capacity Building• Training courses on specific fields• Exchange programmes / study tours to other Member Countries• Fellowships– Regional Knowledge NetworkingPartnerships with Centers of Excellence– Field ProjectsPilot projects with seed money• Implementation through– Regional Advisor Environment and Water– ESCWA / SDPD Staff Member– Specialised consultants25 April 2013 www.escwa.un.org 12
  13. 13. Kuwait: KISR• Kuwait Institute for Scientific Research (KISR)• Aquifer Storage and Recovery (ASR)– Contribution to KISR workshop on ASR, Apr 2013– Review of past and on-going national activities onManaged Aquifer Recharge (MAR) and ASR, 2013– Assistance during implementation of ASR pilot project,2013-2015– Preparation for Joint Regional Workshop on ASR, 2013• Other areas of cooperation envisaged– Transboundary aquifers at regional level and its relationto water resources in Kuwait– Climate change and impact on water resources– Decision Support System for water scenario assessments– Grey water and waste water reuse: regional guidelines,national regulations Mukhopadhyay & Fadlelmawla, 2010www.escwa.un.org 1325 April 2013
  14. 14. Lebanon: UoTM• Union of Tyre Region Municipalities (UoTM)• Sustainable Tourism for South Lebanon, 2012– Awareness Raising Workshop for Representatives fromSouth Lebanon on Responsible Eco-Tourism in theFramework of Green Economy and SustainableDevelopment, Tyre– Cooperation withUnion of Tyre Region Municipalities (UoTM) andUN Interim Force in Lebanon (UNIFIL)25 April 2013 www.escwa.un.org 14
  15. 15. Saudi Arabia: MoEP• Ministry of Economy and Planning (MoEP)• Policy Papers in Preparation of theTenth Development Plan for SaudiArabia, 2012 – 2013– ESCWA Multidisciplinary Missionto MoEP– “The Future We WantEnvironmental Managementin Saudi Arabia”– “The Future We WantWater and Sanitationin Saudi Arabia”www.escwa.un.org 15Adams, 200625 April 2013
  16. 16. 25 April 2013Sudan: MoWRE• Ministry of Water Resources and Electricity(MoWRE)formerly: Ministry of Irrigation and WaterResources (MoWR)• Assistance and backstopping for theNational Water Harvesting Study, 2010 - 2012– Workshop and on-the-job training ofMoIWR Water Harvesting Unit incoop with ACSAD– Frequent backstopping on status ofstudy and progress of work, 3 RAmissions– Visit to the MRMWR, Oman forKnowledge Exchange on WaterHarvesting and GroundwaterRechargewww.escwa.un.org 16
  17. 17. www.escwa.un.org 1725 April 2013Exchange VisitsA Tool for Enhancing BilateralCooperation in the Region
  18. 18. What are Exchange Visits?www.escwa.un.org 1825 April 2013• Small delegations– from senior management, or– with technical background• Addressing– management issues, or– specific technical purposes• Designed for– for initiating closer bilateral ties, or– as a result of an ongoing project inone or both countries.
  19. 19. Why Exchange Visits?www.escwa.un.org 1925 April 2013• Learning from experiences in countriesof similar level of development and withsimilar challenges• Knowledge exchange between equalpartners• Transfer of technical expertise forprojects• Developing and implementation ofbilateral work programmes• Enhancing direct bilateral co-operation,increasing understanding betweencountries and contributing to improvedregional integration
  20. 20. www.escwa.un.org 2025 April 2013Overview of the AgendaSenior Exchange Visit fromPalestine to TunisiaMathiasrex on wikipedia.org, 2006
  21. 21. ‫الزيارة‬ ‫لبرنامج‬ ‫العامة‬ ‫البنية‬25 April, 2013 www.escwa.un.org 21•‫تونس‬ ‫مدينة‬ ‫خارج‬ ‫ميدانية‬ ‫زيارات‬•‫واإلدارات‬ ‫الوكاالت‬ ‫مقرات‬ ‫في‬ ‫عمل‬ ‫جلسات‬‫الوطنية‬–‫المركز‬ ‫مدير‬ ‫مداخلة‬–‫مفتوح‬ ‫حوار‬–‫مدة‬:1.5‫ساعة‬•‫ختام‬ ‫بعد‬ ‫ا‬ً‫ي‬‫يوم‬‫الزيارات‬:‫مسائية‬ ‫ختامية‬ ‫مناقشة‬ ‫جلسة‬‫فريق‬ ‫مع‬ ،‫الفلسطيني‬ ‫الوفد‬ ‫ألعضاء‬‫اإلسكوا‬–‫الفندق‬ ‫قاعة‬ ‫في‬ ‫رسمي‬ ‫غير‬ ‫اجتماع‬‫ساعة‬ ‫إلى‬ ‫ساعة‬ ‫نصف‬ ‫لمدة‬–‫المستجدات‬ ‫أهم‬ ‫لمراجعة‬ ‫حوار‬‫الفلسطيني‬ ‫للوضع‬ ‫تطبيقها‬ ‫وكيفية‬
  22. 22. ‫برنامج‬‫الزيارة‬–1‫االثنين‬22‫افريل‬-‫نيسان‬2013‫وزير‬ ‫سلمان‬ ‫محمد‬ ‫السيد‬ ‫إشراف‬ ‫تحت‬ ‫افتتاحية‬ ‫جلسة‬‫والبيئة‬ ‫التجهيز‬09.30‫البيئة‬ ‫لتكنولوجيا‬ ‫الدولي‬ ‫تونس‬ ‫مركز‬ ‫مخابر‬ ‫إلى‬ ‫زيارة‬ 12.30‫الريفي‬ ‫للتطهير‬ ‫نموذجية‬ ‫محطة‬ ‫إلى‬ ‫ميدانية‬ ‫زيارة‬‫بجوقار‬14.0025 April, 2013 www.escwa.un.org 22‫الثالثاء‬23‫افريل‬-‫نيسان‬2013‫للجينات‬ ‫الوطني‬ ‫للبنك‬ ‫ميدانية‬ ‫زيارة‬ 10.00‫ببرج‬ ‫التكنولوجي‬ ‫للقطب‬ ‫ميدانية‬ ‫زيارة‬‫سدرية‬ 14.00‫االربعاء‬24‫افريل‬-‫نيسان‬2013‫النفايات‬ ‫في‬ ‫للتصرف‬ ‫الوطنية‬ ‫بالوكالة‬ ‫عمل‬ ‫جلسة‬ 10.00‫الشريط‬ ‫وتهيئة‬ ‫لحماية‬ ‫الوطنية‬ ‫بالوكالة‬ ‫عمل‬ ‫جلسة‬‫الساحلي‬14.00‫المحيط‬ ‫لحماية‬ ‫الوطنية‬ ‫بالوكالة‬ ‫عمل‬ ‫جلسة‬ 16.00
  23. 23. ‫برنامج‬‫الزيارة‬–225 April, 2013 www.escwa.un.org 23‫الخميس‬25‫افريل‬-‫نيسان‬2013‫عمل‬ ‫جلسة‬‫الطاقة‬ ‫في‬ ‫للتحكم‬ ‫الوطنية‬ ‫بالوكالة‬ 09.30‫ميدانية‬ ‫زيارة‬‫لإلطالع‬‫االيكولوجي‬ ‫المشروع‬ ‫على‬:‫بين‬ ‫الرابط‬ ‫المياه‬ ‫طريق‬‫زغوان‬‫و‬‫قرطاج‬11.00‫جلسة‬‫باإل‬ ‫عمل‬‫وجودة‬ ‫للبيئة‬ ‫العامة‬ ‫دارة‬‫الحياة‬‫ثنائية‬ ‫أنشطة‬ ‫حول‬ ‫لالتفاق‬ ‫مناقشة‬ ‫جلسة‬‫مستقبلية‬16.30‫بدولة‬ ‫البيئة‬ ‫شؤون‬ ‫وزير‬ ‫السيد‬ ‫شرف‬ ‫على‬ ‫عشاء‬ ‫مأدبة‬‫له‬ ‫المرافق‬ ‫والوفد‬ ‫فلسطين‬20.00‫الجمعة‬26‫افريل‬-‫نيسان‬2013‫عمل‬ ‫جلسة‬‫بالديوان‬‫للتطهير‬ ‫الوطني‬ 09.00‫التطهير‬ ‫محطة‬ ‫إلى‬ ‫ميدانية‬ ‫زيارة‬‫بشطرانة‬ 11.00‫التجهيز‬ ‫بوزارة‬ ‫التفاهم‬ ‫مذكرة‬ ‫على‬ ‫التوقيع‬ ‫حفل‬‫والبيئة‬(‫البيئة‬)15.00
  24. 24. THANK YOUUN ESCWARalf Klingbeil - Alexander HaddadTunis, Tunisia22 April 2013