Global Panel: The Human Rights Perspective on the Water, Energy and Food security Nexus Participate Online! Live Stream on 16th of November from 10:00 – 11:00 (UTC/GMT +1 hour)

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Global Panel: The Human Rights Perspective on the Water, Energy and Food security Nexus Participate Online!

As part of the Bonn2011 Nexus Conference, Stakeholder Forum invites you to participate in the Global Panel online
The event will discuss how human rights based approaches (RBA) contribute towards better policymaking for water, energy and food security and will take place in a 'Question Time' format, seeing questions from participants all over the world put directly to the high level panelists.

The session will take place on 16th of November 10:00 – 11:00 (UTC/GMT +1 hour) and can be accessed online via the following live stream:

Participants will be able to input questions and comments during the live session, however there is also the opportunity to send a question in advance. Please send your questions, stating your name and organization, to: Jack Cornforth:

What will you ask governments and civil society organizations?

Human rights have been identified as one of the key issues around the Nexus approach – a multi-sectoral policy strategy based upon a better understanding of the interlinkages between water, energy and food security. The Human Rights Perspective, therefore, supports mechanisms which help people attain rights, as well as develop the capacity of governments and other stakeholders to safeguard them. The human rights perspective is also essential for policies which minimise social impacts if tradeoffs are to be made. Participatory democratic mechanisms and respect for human rights more broadly will need to frame any policies seeking to guarantee the three securities moving towards a Nexus approach.
The panel will be formed by:
-        Dr. Manfred Konukiewitz, Head of the Global and Sectoral Policies Directorate, German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ);
-        Ms. Shanta Sheela Nairs, Advisor to the Ministry of External Affairs, India;
-        Ms. Danielle Morley, Executive Director, Freshwater Action Network; and
-        Mr. Sena Alouka, Executive Director of Young Volunteers for the Environment, Togo.

The session will be facilitated by Mr. Richard Black, BBC Environmental Correspondent.