This week, Venezuela will bring together the relevant national stakeholders in a workshop to identify priority actions for the integrated management of Amazonian waters. The event, which will be held on November 9 and 10 in Caracas, is part of the cycle of National Workshops for the Implementation of the Strategic Actions Program (PAE), which are being held in all the member countries of the Amazon Cooperation Treaty Organization (ACTO), as part of the Amazon Basin Project.
The Strategic Action Program (SAP) is a regional cooperation instrument adopted in 2017 by the ACTO countries to ensure the integrated and sustainable management of transboundary water resources in the Amazon River Basin in a context of climate variability and change. National workshops aim to prepare governments and society for implementing the strategic actions set out in the SAP, with a view to strengthening Integrated Water Resources Management (IWRM), institutional adaptation to climate variability and change, and knowledge management.
The event in Caracas, organized by the Ministry of Popular Power for Ecosocialism and ACTO, will bring together experts and other key national players in the areas of water management, culture and education to formulate recommendations for the SAP implementation process, combining technical and cultural dimensions and seeking to identify opportunities for regional collaboration. In addition, the workshop will provide gender training to increase national capacity to plan, monitor and evaluate gender mainstreaming in the implementation of the SAP. It will thus be contributing to the formulation of the National Action Plan (NAP).
In each ACTO country, the NAP will be a document aligned with national policies and geared towards implementing the SAP along its main strategic lines. At the same time, it will take into account the local cultural and educational aspects relevant to the development of the water theme.
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