American Univesity of Beirut

Eiman Karar Lecture: Governance for Sustainable Development in Developing Countries

Dr. Eiman Karar is the UNESCO advisor for Sudan and former director of water institutions and governance at the South Africa Ministry of Water and Forestry and former advisor to Sudan's Minister of Irrigation and Water Resources. 

As part of FAFS Online Seminar Series, Dr. Karar gave a webinar on May 31st on the topic of the Governance for Sustainable Development in Developing Countries. For many years, the esteemed World Economic Forum has recognized water governance as the major risk, not to business, but rather for the many developing countries aspiring to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG). Water is known to contribute to most of the 17 SDGs and as such is central to sustainable development. As a public resource, water is a common pool resource governed by multiple levels and players. Water governance has many definitions, such as that of the Global Water Partnership, the OECD, and the Hague Academy of Local Government.

Dr. Karar's talk highlighted good practices pertaining water governance to achieve sustainable development in developing countries and focused on defining water governance to make a direct contribution to the attainment of Sustainable Development Goals, including food security, in developing countries.​​


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