8th ASEM Sustainable Development Dialogue Enhancing Water Partnership towards the Sustainable Development & Inclusive Growth
  • Date:
  • 19-20 September 2019
  • Location:
  • Siem Reap City, Cambodia
  • Organiser:
  • Cambodia
  • Event Type:
  • ASEM Initiative & Other Activity

Background

The 1st ASEM Sustainable Development Dialogue (SDD) was hosted by Hungary in 2012 in Budapest, focusing on the "Role of Water in Sustainable Regional Development Strategies". The SDD is for sharing experience and best practices between macro-regional development strategies such as the Danube Region Strategy or the Mekong Region to provide additional benefits for the subregional initiatives by significantly strengthening interregional co-operation capacities.

The 8th ASEM SDD will be held in Siem Reap City, Kingdom of Cambodia on 19-20 September 2019. It will be hosted by Cambodia National Mekong Committee (CNMC) – an Inter-Ministerial Institution of the Royal Government of the Kingdom of Cambodia for coordinating the sustainable management and development of the Mekong River Basin, in cooperation with its key member Line Agencies.

Overall Objectives

The Theme is “Enhancing Water Partnership towards the Sustainable Development and Inclusive Growth”. The overall objectives include:

  1. exchanging knowledge, experiences and best practices within the ASEM framework on key policy areas such as population dynamics, water, food, energy security and climate change;
  2. enhancing continued engagement in the bi-regional cooperation between the Danube and Mekong regions, especially in transforming shared challenges related to transboundary water management into opportunities for inclusive growth and sustainable development; and
  3. Strengthening opportunities for public and private partnership, North-South and South-South Partnership for sustainable and inclusive development and achieving related Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

Thematic Areas

  • Topic 1: Key drivers and stress on the river basins’ natural and social systems – e.g. population growth, urbanization, water, food, energy, climate change and governance
  • Topic 2: Transboundary River Basin Management: e.g. Cases of flood, water scarcity and drought management, monitoring quality and quantity of surface and groundwaters due to demand changes and climate conditions.
  • Topic 3: Public and private partnership, North-South and South-South Partnership for sustainable and inclusive development and achieving related Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)
  • Topic 4: Science and Technology for Water Resources Management and Climate Change Adaptation and Mitigation

Expected Outcomes

  1. Knowledge, experiences and best practices within the ASEM framework on key policy areas such as population dynamics, water, food, energy security and climate change are openly and constructively discussed and key areas for further exchange are identified and promoted.
  2. Continued engagement in the bi-regional cooperation between the Danube and Mekong regions, especially in transforming shared challenges related to transboundary water management into opportunities for inclusive growth and sustainable development, are openly and constructively discussed and key areas for further exchange are identified and enhanced.
  3. Opportunities for public and private partnership, North-South and South-South Partnership for sustainable and inclusive development and achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are identified and promoted.


Contacts

Mr. SOK Khom

Director of Project and Program Department

Cambodia National Mekong Committee,

Email: khom.sk@gmail.com,

Phone: +855 (0)12 235408


Mr. OU Sophanna

Director of Finance and Administrative Department

Cambodia National Mekong Committee

Email: u_sophanna@yahoo.com

Phone: +855 (0)11472052

Funded by the European Union