Women in Water Management and Conflict Transformation

A Nexus Seminar Series event focusing on the role of water policy and gender relations in inclusive societal peace-building in Cyprus.

- Europe/Berlin

The de-facto partitioned island of Cyprus suffers from a severe depletion of water-related ecosystems, with each community pursuing its own target goal for adequate water provision by relying on one-sided technological solutions or ethnic sponsors.

The seminar “Women in Water Management and Conflict Transformation: Exploring Some of the Possibilities, Conditions and Challenges for the Case of Cyprus” will focus on research that suggests water and gender relations can be used as entry points to conflict transformation for inclusive societal peace-building in Cyprus. The seminar will address such questions as:

  • What are the socio-ecological sensitivities and constraints of the state in creating integrated water resource management mechanisms?
  • How can unilateral water policies of ethnically separated communities be replaced with a bi-communal water resource management approach across the boundaries?
  • How can gender-responsive water resource management strategies be developed for more societally inclusive peace-building?

The lecturer will be Dr Emine Eminel Sülün, Assistant Professor, International Relations Department, Near East University (Nicosia)

This 17 May event is part of the Nexus Seminar Series, which is organised by UNU-FLORES in collaboration with PRISMA – Centre for Sustainability Assessment and Policy on behalf of TU Dresden. It will be delivered via a virtual Zoom video-conference.

For more information, or to register to attend, see the seminar announcement on the UNU-FLORES website.