The main purpose of the project is to develop a framework for a guidebook on transboundary water negotiations through a dialogue with individuals who have participated in or have experience with negotiations over shared water resources, especially in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region. In this context, the main focus is on identifying important elements and key considerations (organizational, strategic, skills, etc.) for enhancing outcomes to achieve an agreement on a transboundary water resource.
The guidebook aims at providing practical guidance on the basic elements and preparation required to approach transboundary water negotiation based on existing global practice, albeit acknowledging that every basin context is unique.
WDC and CMI will work together to support future negotiations in the field of water diplomacy by laying the groundwork for a guidebook that will provide individuals with the basin elements, facilitating the pursuit for equitable and sustainable solutions. This project also aims to create a pool of water experts with negotiation experience who can support water diplomacy and promote transboundary water governance.
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