Celebrating the Achievements of the UN-Water Decade Programme on Capacity Development


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  • DATE / TIME:
    2015•06•23    11:00 - 12:30

    With the International Decade for Action ‘Water for Life’ 2005-2015 coming to an end, the UN-Water Decade Programme on Capacity Development (UNW-DPC), hosted by UNU in Bonn, will be concluding in July 2015 in fulfillment of its mandate.

    UNW-DPC filled an important niche in the UN System. The programme has fostered cooperation among UN-Water’s members and partners and has brought together cross-disciplinary expertise to build member states’ capacities on complex water issues. Between 2007 and 2015 UNW-DPC carried out more than 125 activities in collaboration with 34 of UN-Water’s members and partners, reaching over 2,300 people from 150 countries.

    On 23 June 2015 high-level representatives of UN-Water, the United Nations University and German ministries will convene at the UN Campus in Bonn for this final event celebrating the achievements of UNW-DPC. To download the event programme, see the Related Files tab.


    10:30  Registration and Welcome Coffee

    11:00  Welcome Remarks

    • Dr. Reza Ardakanian, Director, UNU Institute for Integrated Management of Material Fluxes and of Resources, Founding Director/Officer-in-Charge, UNW-DPC

    11:05  Presentation on UNW-DPC’s achievements

    11:20  Statement of the host organization (UNU)

    • Dr. David M. Malone, Rector of the UN University and Under-Secretary-General of the United Nations

    11:30  Statement of the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ)

    • Dr. Tania Rödiger-Vorwerk, Deputy Director General, Directorate 31 “Sustainable Development, Natural Resources, Economic Policy and Infrastructure”, BMZ

    11:40  Statement of the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF)

    • Dr. Ulrich Katenkamp, Head of  Division 724 “Resources and Sustainability”, BMBF

    11:50  Statement of the Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation, Building and Nuclear Safety (BMUB)

    • Dr. Helge Wendenburg, Director General of the Directorate-General “Water Management and Resource Conservation”, BMUB

    11:55  Chair of UN-Water

    • Mr. Michel Jarraud, Secretary-General of the World Meteorological Organization, Chair of UN-Water

    12:05  Invited talk: Outlook on Water and Capacity Development

    • Dr. Laurent Sédogo, Executive Director, West African Science Service Center on Climate Change and Adapted Land Use

    12:25  Closing remarks

    • Dr. Reza Ardakanian

    12:30  Reception


  • Room F-030
    Altes Abgeordnetenhaus
    UN Campus

  • For further information, please contact:

    Dr. Jens Liebe, Assistant Director, UNW-DPC