The training provided the opportunity for around thirty participants, representatives from Ministries in charge of water resources management and Ministries of Foreign Affairs, as well as legal experts from the Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD) Member States, to:
Build their capacity on international water law and its contribution to hydrodiplomacy, in particular on the Helsinki Water Convention and the law of transboundary aquifers;
- Discuss the fundamentals of drafting and negotiation of international agreements on transboundary waters;
- Explore case studies of negotiations and cooperation on shared waters from other regions, in particular from the pan-European region;
- Practice negotiation skills;
- Discuss possible ways to advance transboundary water cooperation in the IGAD region.
This training was organized in the framework of the project “Strengthening Transboundary Water Governance in the IGAD Region", implemented by the IGAD Secretariat, the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN), the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE) and the U.S. Department of State Bureau of Oceans and International Environmental and Scientific Affairs (OES).
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