On June 6, 2022, in the city of Dushanbe, according to the Program of the Second High-level International Conference on the International Decade of Action Water for Sustainable Development, 2018-2028, five different forums were held, including
– Forum on Regional Water Cooperation in Central Asia, which was organized by the IFAS Executive Committee in order to provide an opportunity to demonstrate further water coordination efforts in Central Asia and promotes interaction with representatives of the Governments of the countries.
– Women’s Water Forum Equality, Diversity and Inclusivity Water Unites Us, organized by the Royal Academy of Sciences of the International Trust (RASIT) in cooperation with the OSCE, with the aim of providing an opportunity for reflection strengthening existing and creating new partnerships, sharing and discussing success and failure factors, as well as addressing gaps and emerging problems. The Forum was based on the results of the 7th International Day of Women and Girls in Science (IDWDIS 2022).
– Youth and Children’s Water Forum, organized by the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) together with IC IFAS, IEVR, WMO, CYS, WYN, WYPW, CAY4W and, playing an important role of intersectoral approach and evidence-based decision-making, where the role of the younger generation can be invaluable at the junction of scientific innovations. The purpose of the Forum was to mobilize children and youth from Tajikistan and around the world by providing them with a platform to influence access to safe water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) on life and the future.
– Indigenous Peoples and Local Communities Forum Inclusive Approaches to Water in Ecosystems, Land, Agriculture and Knowledge Development, serving as a platform for indigenous peoples to discuss more effective management of water and land resources to protect vital ecosystems and the importance of water security. The Forum was also aimed at mitigating the effects of climate change and adaptation, recognizing their aspirations and helping to create a platform for a better understanding of the relationship with local water resources and related obligations.
– Water and mountains on the way to sustainable development, aimed at highlighting the boundaries of opportunities and gaps in research, education and cooperation in the field of mountains, the cryosphere and the water sector. The event was also based on ongoing partnership efforts aimed at achieving the common goal of achieving SDG 6 more effectively, and largely focused on the implementation of the recommendations made during the preliminary forum on dialogue on water and climate.
The forums were attended by high-ranking representatives of the Governments of the countries of the region, development partners and the civilian population, consciously and actively expressing their position as a careful nature user.