On 30 August 2022, within the framework of the World Water Week, the Special Envoy of the President of the Republic of Tajikistan on Water and Climate, Mr. Sulton Rahimzoda, took part as a speaker in the High-Level Panel “Harnessing Global Development Agendas on Road to 2023″.
The High-Level Panel was hosted by SIWI in conjunction with the Government of the Kingdom of the Netherlands to discuss harnessing the collective momentum behind various global agendas to make the UN 2023 Water Conference a real game changer and an example of a collaborative effort by the global community of leaders and practitioners.
The panel was attended by high-ranking representatives of the Kingdom of Sweden, the UN, the Arab Republic of Egypt, including Crown Princess Victoria, Duchess of Västergötland, Hani Sewilam – Minister of Water Resources and Irrigation of Egypt, Henk Ovink – Special Representative of the Government of the Netherlands for International Water Affairs, Abdullah Shahid – President UNGA, Ricardo Mena – Director of UNDRR, Isabella Lövin – Co-Chair of Friends of the Ocean, Florika Fink- Hooijer- Director General of the European Environment Commission, Torgny Holmgren – Executive Director of SIWI, Joan Tonui – Founder and Director of the Green Cities Initiative, Caroline Tornesey McKinnon – President of the World Youth Parliament for Water, as well as Women’s Representatives and others.
The panel served as a good platform to share knowledge on how to best use the various global agendas for successful and comprehensive preparations for the UN 2023 Water Conference and beyond and dialogues on exploiting synergies between various processes and demonstrating related commitments toward the UN 2023 Water Conference. It also provided a good opportunity for the global policy community in the WWW to assess the current progress of the Conference co-hosts and to more clearly identify where more progress needs to be made.