PROGRAM

8th. WORLD WATER FORUM

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AGENDA

8º FÓRUM MUNDIAL DA ÁGUA

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Upscale innovation for a water-secure Asia and the Pacific: Synthesis of Asia-Pacific regional process

Wednesday - 16:30 - 18:00

THEME

Governance

ROOM

Room 11

DESCRIPTION

[SS-RP-04] The objective of this session is to discuss how to implement the “Yangon Declaration: Pathway Forward,” which was adopted at the 3rd Asia-Pacific Water Summit (3rd APWS) in December 2017. It will introduce the background of the Summit and its “Call for Actions” by showcasing ways to deliver and scale-up through the discussion of good practices from Asia and the Pacific. It will then discuss the opportunities and barriers to implement these policies and measures in the different sub-regions. It will also discuss how to gear up efforts and foster more leadership, capability and innovation in policy, institutions and education. Finally, it will examine ways to stimulate funding and collaborative actions by government, the private sector, civil society and local cross-sector partnerships in the Asia-Pacific region to achieve Water Security for Sustainable Development.
Coordinator:
 Asia-Pacific Water Forum
 Yumiko Asayama

Panelists:

Asian Development Bank - Thomas Panella
Global Water Partnership Organization - Dr. Oyun Sanjaasuren
International Water Management Institute - Dr. Claudia Sadoff
International Centre for Water Hazard and Risk Management - Dr. Toshio Koike
GWP CACENA - Vadim Sokolov
Asia-Pacific Water Forum (Moderator) - Mr. Ravi Narayanan
GWP Southeast Asia - Mr. Fany Wedahuditama
Freshwater Action Network for South Asia - Ms. Snehalatha Mekala 
Ministry of Transport and Communication,  The Republic of the Union of Myanmar - TBC
Korea Water Forum - Ms. Yoonjin Kim