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Solution-driven Regional Water Journalism Workshop

Virtual workshop, August 30-31, 2021

Aspiring environmental journalists, media professionals and entrepreneurs gathered for a tailored online workshop aiming at mainstreaming solution-driven reporting of acute water-related challenges in the MENA region. The journalist worked together with environmental entrepreneurs to write on their solutions that address water-related challenges in the MENA region. Three of the elaborated articles were shortlisted for a one-on-one coaching session with a renowned regional environmental journalist.

Water Journalism Academy - Middle East and North Africa

Virtual Training from 17 August to 21 September 2020

Outstanding environmental journalists and media professionals gathered for a tailored online academy aiming at intensifying and improving the quality and scope of media coverage of acute water-related challenges in the MENA region. Three of the elaborated media pieces were awarded with the Blue Peace Open Eye Award.

KAS African Climate Perspectives on Migration

International Conference from 1 to 2 July 2019 in Rabat, Morocco

Experts, scientists and civil society representatives from various African countries met in Rabat, Morocco, to discuss the impact of climate change on migration movements in Africa.

Autumn Academy on Sustainability and Resource Security in the EU and MENA region

October 19 to 29, 2018 at the European Academy Otzenhausen (EAO), Germany

Selected young professionals from the MENA region met in Germany to learn about sustainable strategies in the fields of energy, water, mobility, waste management and urban development.

Dialogue Programme on Water and Waste Management Models

Insights and Ways Forward for the MENA Region

This article provides a summary of a five-day dialogue programme of meetings, presentations, discussions and field trips entitled ‘Innovations in water and waste management: Models of transferability to the MENA region’, which took place from 25-29 March 2018 in Cologne, Germany and Brussels, Belgium. The publication has been jointly elaborated with Wala' Abdullah from NGO Fanack.

German-Arab Young Journalists’ Academy in Rabat

For the first time, one of the successful intercultural journalism academies of KAS took place in Morocco. On the main subject “water”, 16 young journalists from Germany and six Arab countries travelled throughout the whole country for their different researches.

International Workshop Water-Energy-Food Nexus

Implementation in the Maghreb

The Nexus recognizes that the Water, Energy and Food sectors are inextricably linked and that actions in any one of these areas usually impact upon the other. Thus, these complex and intricate links require a suitably integrated approach to ensure global food and water security as well as sustainable agriculture and energy.

Basra: Opportunities and obstacles for sustainable economic growth

KAS and Basra University hold conference on economic diversification

Basra is the second biggest city in Iraq, holds a majority of Iraqi crude oil reserves and is known as the gate to Iraq due to its maritime ports. At the same time, Basra and the south of Iraq are suffering from low economic growth rates and poverty. On October 8 and 9, the KAS Regional Programme for Energy Security and Climate Change in the Middle East and North Africa, the KAS Syria/Iraq office and the Arab Gulf Research Center of the University of Basra held a conference about the opportunities and obstacles for sustainable economic growth in the province.

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