The workshop is offered by the Regional Program Energy Security and Climate Change Middle East and North Africa of Konrad-Adenauer Stiftung (KAS – REMENA) and the Program on Water Security of EcoPeace Middle EastThe workshop will take place in Rabat, Morocco, from the 14th to the 16th October (three days).

Participation is open to practitioners and civil society organizations from the MENA region. Limited space is also available for individuals from academia, think tanks, development agencies and foundations.

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EcoPeace Middle East is a unique organization that brings together Jordanian, Palestinian, and Israeli environmentalists. Founded in 1994, EcoPeace has spent decades helping communities and governments in the Middle East cope with conflict and water insecurity, developing a highly-effective people-to-people model that stresses healthy interdependencies and mutual interests. The Program on Water Security – PWS (supported by the Robert Bosch Stiftung) connects EcoPeace’s experience in the Middle East with the needs of civil society organizations around the globe. Complementing government-to-government water diplomacy efforts, PWS seeks to advance local environmental peacebuilding initiatives by helping civil society organizations located in fragile and climate insecure regions to develop their organizational capacity and advance security for their communities.

Climate change and its disruptive impact on water resources is increasingly recognized as a threat multiplier that exacerbates conflict in areas around the world. Climate-induced water stress, which leads to increased resource scarcity, drought, flooding and water pollution, was recently identified by the World Economic Forum as the most significant threat facing the planet over the next decade.