Global Water Partnership and Post-2015 Development Agenda by Natalia Alexeeva
Global Water Partnership and Post-2015 Development Agenda
Natalia Alexeeva, Senior Networking Officer
GWP – a unique international organization
Unique – an intergovernmental organization linked to an international network
Established by the government of Sweden in 2002 together with 20 other governments and international bodies (Sponsoring Partners) - complementary to the UN system, working closely with UN-Water
A partnership is not the sum of its parts, it is the product of the parts' interaction.
Plus: Special Programmes (WACDEP, IDMP, APFM and others)
13 Regional Water Partnerships
86 Country Water Partnerships
More than 3000 Partners world- wide
GWP Strategy Towards 2020
GWP Vision: A Water Secure World
GWP mission: To advance governance and management of water resources for sustainable and equitable development.
GWP Core Values: Neutrality, inclusiveness, openness, integrity, accountability, respect, gender sensitivity, and solidarity
GWP Strategic Goals
1) Catalyse change in policies and practice 2) Generate and communicate knowledge 3) Strengthen partnerships
Climate resilience and water security Transboundary water security Food and water security Energy and water security Urbanisation and water security Ecosystems and water security
GWP Thematic Approach
GWP and Post-2015 Development Agenda
In 2013 UN-Water initiated an expert consultation process where UN-Water’s 31 UN-members and 36 international Partners, including GWP, came together to analyze what role water could have in the Post-2015 Development Agenda. The result is a joint paper with technical advice.
The consultation process was based on the common vision that a broad water goal would capture the fundamental importance of water for both humans and the environment.
GWP and Post-2015 Water Goal
The proposed water goal builds on existing commitments such as the Millennium Development Goals and the priorities agreed at Rio+20. The goal sets up a framework that is universally applicable, but that also responds to national circumstances. GWP’s input into the paper was based on a series of 22 country consultations that GWP facilitated in 2013. Starting 18 February 2014, a second series of consultations (30 countries) will be conducted by GWP and can inform the Open Working Group (OWG) process in 2014.
GWP Executive Secretary Dr. Ania Grobicki moderated a debate on water and sanitation at the UNGA on 18 February 2014
“There are still many voices, many country representatives who are arguing that water should be included only through sub targets under goals on food, energy, cities, ecosystems, et cetera,” said Dr. Grobicki. “Yet this risks that water will be overlooked and overexploited by sectoral interests, in other words business as usual. The dynamic has to change. This is why a global water goal is essential to underpin real sustainability”.
Thank you for your attention!
And let’s get a dedicated Water Goal!