Panel discussionPeace, Security, and Health

Building Peace through climate security in transboundary water cooperation

Join the Secretariat of the Water Convention, UNECE, and the Ministry of Foreign and European Affairs of Slovenia for this panel (organized together with EcoPeace).


December 6, 10:00 - 11:30

This panel will focus on lessons learned and actions needed to advance Peace & Climate Security by drawing from examples of transboundary water cooperation in various regions around the globe.

Stakeholders representing actors from government, transboundary/regional and international organizations, civil society/youth will make recommendations drawn from their respective fields. The session will build upon the Policy brief of the Transboundary Water Cooperation Coalition



  • H.E. Hon. Abida Mia, Minister of Water and Sanitation of Malawi
  • H.E. Mohamed Abdelvetah, High Commissioner, Senegal River Basin Development Organisation (OMVS)
  • Ms. Meike van Ginneken, Water Envoy, the Netherlands
  • Mr. Aleš Bizjak, Ministry of Natural Resources and Spatial Planning of Slovenia, Vice-chair of the Bureau of the Water Convention
  • Ms. Yemi Knight, Anchorage Climate Action Plan Contributor and Environmental Sociologist

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