Developmentally Speaking 9th Edition : Water scarcity and sustainability challenges in the global South

June 14, 2022

An initiative of the Policy Center for the New South, UNDP and the World Bank, in partnership with Atlas for development NGO.

In a short period of time, the Covid-19 pandemic has triggered an unprecedented crisis with negative impacts on the global economy, social progress, and the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The Policy Centre for the New South, the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) and the World Bank see these uncertainties and the current crisis as a new opportunity for collective reflection on the major challenges of sustainable development.

To contribute to the national reflection on the challenges and issues of this crisis, the Policy Center for the New South, the UNDP, and the World Bank are organizing a series of virtual dialogues bringing together national and international actors and experts to discuss the challenges of sustainable development, in its social, economic, and environmental aspects, and the opportunities presented by the 2030 Agenda as a roadmap to emerge from the crisis stronger and more resilient. The series of meetings, "Developmentally Speaking", is held with various partners to be as close as possible to the concerns of young people and a broader public and to stimulate a rich debate on the major lessons of the Covid-19 crisis.

Ahmed Ouhnini
Economist, Policy Center for the New South
Ahmed Ouhnini is an Economist at the Policy Center for the New South. His research area covers agricultural economics, human and social development. Previously, he has worked as a researcher at the Paris School of Economics (PSE) and has also a record of working in consulting services in Morocco. Ahmed holds an engineering Diploma in Agriculture and Rural Development from the National School of Agriculture of Meknes and a Master’s Degree in Law, Economics and Management from the Paris 1 Pantheon Sorbonne Institute of Development. ...
Mohamed Tawfik
Researcher in policy analysis, intuitional development, and governance of water, wastewater sectors, and resource recovery and reuse
Mohamed Tawfik is a researcher in the field of policy analysis, intuitional development, and governance, with a particular focus on the water, wastewater sectors, and Resource Recovery and Reuse. Tawfik has eight years of regional and international experience in the MENA region, Southeast Asia, Sub-Saharan Africa, Europe, and Australia. He worked as a data analyst in Egypt's ESRISS (Egyptian-Swiss Research on Innovations in Sustainable Sanitation) project. He had his MSc in environmental engineering from Melbourne University. Tawfik worked for several international institutes throughout his career, including IWA (International Water Association) in the Netherlands, IWMI’s (The International Water Management Institute) headquarter in Sri-lanka and IWMI’s West Africa Office in G ...
Afaf Zarkik
Afaf Zarkik is an economist at the Policy Center for the New South and a graduate in energy strategies from Ecole des Mines de Paris. Among her areas of research and reflection: energy commodities monitoring and energy transition and sustainable development policies analysis. Before joining the Policy Center, A. Zarkik was an analyst in oil and gas mergers and acquisitions, a venture capital analyst in a cleantech fund, and a senior analyst in asset management. Afaf Zarkik est économiste au Policy Center for the New South et ingénieur titulaire d'un Master en stratégies énergétiques de l'École des Mines de Paris. Parmi ses axes de recherche et de réflexion : la veille des marchés des matières premières énergétiques et l'analyse des politiques de transition énergétique et de ...


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