Posted on August 31, 2021 by Lillian Holmes
CEO Water Mandate
|Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ)
|Mar 2, 2024
Different sectors face different natural resource challenges—and have access to different natural resource opportunities. Depending on the challenges your partnership faces, consider tailoring your proposed actions to engage a specific sector.
UNESCO Brazil, the Global Compact Network Brazil and the FAO collaborated to launch the UN-World Water Development Report (WWDR) on the topic of valuing water in 2021. This theme served to unite actors both in the water resources field and in the agribusiness community. Dialogues surrounding the report yielded a proposal for a long-term project consisting of a training component and an innovation component. Companies will be able to participate in a training and innovation program developed by the Global Compact Network Brazil, in partnership with UNESCO Brazil and FAO Brazil. This will be a 12-month initiative (starting early of 2022), consisting of workshops (online and in person), lectures, monitoring and engagement with senior leadership that help companies achieve ambitious goals for sustainable water consumption in agriculture for the top leadership.
The project is intended for a broad audience within the agriculture sector, from companies in the agribusiness and food production sectors; decision-makers and public policy managers in areas related to agricultural production, irrigation, and water resources; and start-ups related to irrigation, rural planning, and related topics. The project’s focus on the agricultural sector allows for the development of sector-specific trainings and projects, while the diversity of the intended audience within the agricultural sector will help the project reach a broad base of stakeholders.
This lesson learned reflects the beliefs and experiences of the author, not necessarily the Pacific Institute, CEO Water Mandate, or UN Global Compact.