2nd African Young Water Professional Forum
21st – 23rd of October 2019. 2nd African Young Water Professional Forum. The meeting was held on the sidelines of the Cairo Water Week 2019. Owing to the success of the 1st Af-YWPF, the forum has grown to attract more than 570 members from all African countries, thus becoming an important platform at the African continent for capacity building of Africa’s future leaders in water-related sectors. Thus, keeping in mind the importance of the Af-YWPF, the MWRI of Egypt, AFRWG of the ICID,
The forum included the forum meeting, three days training workshop and two days to converge with activities of the
Cairo Water Week to give YP’s the opportunity to engage with experts and stakeholders in the water sector.
The Forum catering for Young Water Professionals of diverse backgrounds including utility, government, research, and private consulting and industry engagement was an action-packed 26 hours, spread over a 3-day period. During this span, key eminent (and experienced) resource persons, drawn from the academics and the professions, were invited to have 15 hrs. of contact/training/interactive sessions with Af-YWP; split into different hands-on-training workshops and seminars.
Video interviews from ICARDA:
- Why is DryArc an important initiative?
- How can DryArc be complementary to what the International Commission on Irrigation and drainage (ICID) is doing?
- What is ICID's interest in South-South collaboration?
- What would be the most important research priority?
- Has the Netherlands Water Partnership expertise in water conflict prevention?
- What about the retention on sharing data and information?
- Can NWP influence the Dutch research agenda?
- Which lessons can be learned from the way NWP is structured?
- How difficult is multi disciplinary collaboration?
- Why have plants - cultivated under mild stress - an enhanced flavor?
- This can have a considerable commercial value?
- How can the Saltmed 2019 e-course be used in the DryArc capacity building activities?
- As a strong defender of drip irrigation yourself: is drip irrigation about convincing farmers or about state intervention?
- Is the cost of drip irrigation a good reason not to implement it?