There are many water and climate related challenges in the Palestinian Territories. To discuss the ongoing water related developments, potential business opportunities and challenges for the Dutch water sector the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Netherlands Water Partnership (NWP) and Netherlands Enterprise Agency are organising an online Water Platform meeting for the Palestinian Territories. The meeting will also facilitate matchmaking and knowledge exchange.
Key staff of the Netherlands Representative Office (NRO) in Ramallah will be present, making this an effective and efficient networking event, to connect with relevant agencies and key staff in both The Netherlands and the Palestinian Territories.
14.45 | Walk-in
15.00 | Welcome
Welcome and introduction
Meeting each other
Impact COVID-19 and successful initiatives in 2020
15.10 | The water agenda for the Palestinian Territories
Ambitions of the Dutch (water & climate) policy in the Palestinian Territories
Introduction of the water, climate and food portfolio and ongoing projects in the Palestinian Territories
15:25 | Partners actively involved in the Palestinian Territories
Palestinian-Dutch cooperation on research and development within the water sector (PADUCO-II)
Capacity Building in WASH and CSA Education and Research in the Palestinian Territory (NUFFIC OKP project started in 2019)
Blue Deal and WaterWorX programmes between the Palestinian Water Authority (PWA) and the Dutch Water Authorities.
16:05 | The Young Expert Programme
The potentials of the Young Expert Programme (YEP) for the Middle-East (Home · Yep Programmes)
16:15 | Short break
16:25 | Networking, matchmaking and creating
Matchmaking and discussing opportunities for 2021/2022. RVO will be there to advice on potential financial arrangements.
We will split in separate breakout rooms to discuss further potential opportunities and facilitate matchmaking in the field of:
- Decentralised waste water treatment, storage and re-use;
- Institutional development and capacity Building;
- Other issues you would like to discuss or present.
16:55 | Conclusions
Share the results of the breakout rooms and conclusions and follow up.
For more information about the platform meeting, please contact Sabrina Kraaijenbrink-Doetjes, Project Manager MENA region, or Steven Visser, Strategic Advisor Palestinian Territories for the Water Support Programme.
Interested to join the online Water Platform Meeting Palestinian Territories? Please fill out the registration form.