Active Engagement in Recent Stockholm Meetings and Events

Active Engagement in Recent Stockholm Meetings and Events

Date: August 25, 2023

The Global Water and Climate Adaptation Centre is pleased to announce its active participation in various meetings and events held in Stockholm. These engagements highlight the Center's commitment to fostering collaboration and advancing global efforts in water and climate adaptation.

The Associated Programme on Flood Management (APFM) and the Integrated Drought Management Programme (IDMP) recently hosted its annual meeting from August 18th to 19th, 2023, at the Global Water Partnership office in Stockholm, Sweden. This successful event brought together a diverse group of stakeholders, including more than 12 Support Base Partners (SBPs), as well as representatives from GWP and the World Meteorological Organization (WMO).

One of the notable highlights of the annual APFM SBPs forum was the joint meeting with SBPs from the Integrated Drought Management Programme (IDMP). The purpose of this gathering was to explore synergistic activities for managing floods and droughts comprehensively. Discussions centered around extending support and commitment to the UN Early Warning for All (EW4ALL) initiative, aligning with the overall mission of effective disaster preparedness and response.

The primary objective of the Annual SBPs forum was to facilitate in-depth discussions and evaluations of the accomplishments during the previous reporting period. Additionally, participants collaboratively charted the course for the future, establishing strategies for ongoing work. The APFM/IDMP Technical Support Unit (TSU) reaffirmed its dedication to assisting WMO Member countries in building robust end-to-end early warning systems for floods and droughts. These efforts will align seamlessly with the UN's Early Warning for All initiative, ensuring comprehensive protection against water-related disasters.

Looking ahead, the APFM/IDMP Technical Support Unit will focus on developing a comprehensive three-year work strategy. This strategy encompasses the expansion of the Integrated Flood Management (IFM) and Integrated Drought Management (IDM) Helpdesks, aimed at providing vital information and support for integrated water resources management strategies.

In the context of the esteemed World Water Week 2023, which took place from August 20th to 24th, Dr. Firas Aljanabi of the ABCD-Centre seized the opportunity to engage in several side meetings. These discussions revolved around extending the Center's network and establishing meaningful partnerships that drive long-term impact. Dr. Aljanabi also showcased the wide-ranging opportunities provided by the ABCD-Centre, emphasizing its role as a catalyst for positive change.

The Global Water and Climate Adaptation Centre remains steadfast in its commitment to global collaboration and innovation. These recent engagements underscore the Center's dedication to addressing water-related challenges and shaping a sustainable future.