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olar irrigation in the #MENA region

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Presented by IWMI’s Alvar Closas at the IWMI / WLE led session on 'Solar irrigation in the MENA region' at the Global Forum for Innovations in Agriculture (GFIA), March 21, 2017.

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olar irrigation in the #MENA region

  1. 1. Solar irrigation in the MENA region An IWMI-WLE facilitated panel Global Forum for Innovations in Agriculture 21st March 2017 Abu Dhabi - UAE
  2. 2. sustainable solutions for people and societies Agenda 1. IWMI, overview and moderation (3 minutes) 2. Mohamed Fayez, Karmsolar, Cairo, Egypt (4 minutes): • What are the existing business models to make this technology more affordable? How can data and knowledge improve your delivery and services? 3. . Lisa Bossenbroek, Ecole de Gouvernance et d'Economie, Rabat, Morocco (4 minutes): • Does solar power irrigation offer new opportunities to women in youth in rural areas? What additional incentives are required to enable solar irrigation to support inclusive agricultural systems for marginalized communities? 4 Rana Elguindi, RCREEE, Regional Center for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency, Cairo, Egypt (4 minutes): • What is the enabling institutional and policy environment necessary to develop solar irrigation sustainably? 5. Debate and discussion with audience (15 min)
  3. 3. sustainable solutions for people and societies Solar irrigation within the Water-Energy-Food nexus
  4. 4. sustainable solutions for people and societies Food Energy Risk: the exhaustion of a common resource? Groundwater resources ? Livelihoods The trade-offs between this technology and the water-energy-food nexus are not fully understood + impact/benefits for livelihoods of marginalized communities? Production Time (for whom?)

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