Water Policies and Policy Analysis - December 6-10, 2015
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Water Management and the MENA Region managing water scarcity is one of the major international challenges. Governments show an increasing demand for developing and implementing broad policies to deal with the management and allocation of the limited amounts of fresh water resources in their countries. This implies effective and efficient water management, access to safe drinking water and sustainable development of the economic sectors such as agriculture. As within the planned activities in the framework of ICARDA-JICA training program activities targeting Iraq, a training course on “Water Policies and Policy Analysis” was delivered to the Iraqi researchers with the participation of trainees from other West Asia and North African Countries (WANA) ; Algeria, Egypt, Jordan, Iran and Somalia. ICARDA is considered a valued partner for MENA countries to formulate integrated water management policies. The course offers a comprehensive training programme by building and giving the opportunity of sharing the expertise and experience of ICARDA and of the participants. In a period of one week, the course provides the participants the knowledge and skills necessary to engage in water policies, water management and policy analysis activities. The course offers the opportunity to create a viable network between the leading training institutions (ICARDA, JICA and NCARE) and the participants and provide those attendees with the key personal skills to use this network to effectively manage their interests on water management and water policies activities.