Rabat, Morocco, December 20 – UNESCO, IAV Hassan II (Agronomic and Veterinary Institute Hassan II) and ANAFIDE (National Association for Land Improvement, Irrigation, Drainage and Environment) have co-organized a sensitization workshop on the challenges of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) for engineering students and young engineers, with emphasis placed on the SDGs related to water, energy and agriculture.
Water, energy and agriculture are sensitive sectors with a high level of interconnection to build a sustainable economy. They form a NEXUS which is in turn influenced by exogenous factors such as population growth, economic development, climate change, health and environmental impacts, the system of governance. The aim of this workshop was to educate engineering students and young engineers on the inextricable links between the water, energy and agriculture sectors. The Nexus approach “Water, Energy and Agriculture” offers great potential for innovative solutions for adaptation to the impacts of climate change but also in terms of mitigation of its effects.
Abdelmajid Bennis, GGGI’s Morocco Program Officer, was invited to participated as a speaker to the session under the title “Promoting Green Growth” which was focused on the Case of the Territorial Sustainable Development Program. His intervention aimed at explaining the relevance of providing a quality technical assistance to elaborate a good funding proposal for green projects structuring in order to contribute in achieving SDGs and NDCs. He also focused at helping raise awareness of the leaders of tomorrow who must be associated and committed to the global vision for the future.
This event was also an opportunity to discuss “best practices” in the use of innovative technologies to optimize the use of water and energy in agriculture.