The Impact and Outlook of the Coronavirus Crisis on Water and Food Security in the Arab Region

Date and Time
16.06.2020 14:00

The Middle East Water Forum invites you to join their webinar:


All Arab countries have been impacted by the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic. For most of these countries that were already facing water security and major social, health and economic challenges before COVID-19, this additional pressure is particularly excruciating.

As a result of the current coronavirus pandemic and the necessity to better understand, monitor and respond to the situation, the Middle East Water Forum MEWF will host a panel to share insights on the current impact and outlook for water and food security in the Arab region. The webinar will take place on Tuesday 16th June 2020, 18.00-19:30 CEST.
Panel discussion chaired by Prof. Jamal Saghir, ISID- McGill University, Distinguished Fellow, IFI- American University of Beirut, Advisory board member of MEW

  • Ms. Carol Chouchani Cherfane, Chief Water Resources Section, Climate Change and Natural Resource Sustainability Cluster, United Nations Economic & Social Commission for Western Asia (ESCWA).
  • H.E. Dr. Hazim Elnaser, Chair of Middle East Water Forum and Former minister of water resources in Jordan, Former Member of the Jordan’s House of Representatives (The Parliament).
  • Ms. Charafat Afailal, Former Minister in charge of water in the Government of Morocco and Expert on water and climate, Advisory Board Member of MEWF.
  • Dr. Anders Jagerskog, Senior Water Resources Management Specialist, the World Bank Water Global Practice.
  • Eng. PMP Hassan Aboelnga, Vice Chair of Middle East Water Forum, Water Security Task Force Member at IWRA. PhD researcher at University of Kassel and Technical University of Cologne.

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