Building capacities in the Arab region on "Valuing Water"
Following the launch of World Water Development Report WWDR 2021 Arabic in Cairo Water Week 2021 the UNESCO World Water Assessment Programme WWAP and UNESCO Doha Office with the financial support of the Sultan Bin Abdulaziz AlSaud Foundation and in cooperation with the Water Sciences and Technology Association WSTA Ministry of Environment Water and Agriculture MEWA and the Secretariat General of the Gulf Cooperation Council GCC SG are organizing an online training on the theme of the Report 2021 Valuing Water The training in Arabic will target countries that are in the UNESCO Doha Office cluster Contents of the training will be presented through four online sessions that will take place on 151621 and 22 February See the programme This training will be the fourth following the suit of the ones that took place in 2018 Cairo Egypt 2019 Beirut Lebanon and 2021 online Close to 200 water professionals directly benefitted from these capacity development activities
The 7th International Day of Women and Girls in Science Assembly
The Assistant DirectorGeneral for UNESCO Natural Sciences Shamila NairBedouelle will address the UN members states and other participants in the 7th International Day of Women and Girls in Science Assembly taking place on 11 February 2022 in virtual format from UN Headquarters in New York The event organized by the Royal Academy of Science International Trust RASIT aims to recognize the role of women and girls in science not only as beneficiaries but also as agents of change including in view of accelerating progress towards the achievement of SDG 6 Clean Water and Sanitation The 7th Assembly on the theme Equity Diversity and Inclusion Water Unites Us will bring together women in science highlevel government officials representatives of international organizations and the private sector to discuss the water nexus in achieving sustainable development It will showcase best practices strategies applied solutions and experiences in addressing the SDG6 challenges and opportunities through the Cansu Global Media Room On this occasion the World Water Assessment Programme of UNESCO will also take the floor presenting the work in water and gender with particular focus on the Call for Action to Accelerate Gender Equality in the Water Domain which can be considered a wakeup call for eliminating gender inequalities from the maledominated water sector in which women continues to be critically underrepresented Urgent action in this field will be key to the achievement of a watersecure world Several members of the Call for Action Multistakeholder Coalition will be speaking in different panels and conversation thereby highlighting the need to gendertransformative action and the relevance of the Call for Action Initiative to reaching this objective In Panel 1 Conversation 1 Women in Science for Water and Society Bridging Voices to Action Ms Silvia Rafaelli Senior Researcher Director of Centro Regional Litoral of the Argentina National Institute of Water will speak on her work and vision to achieve water security for all In Panel 1 Conversation 2 Reviving Peace through sciencebased water diplomacy Ms Mary Khimulu Chairperson of Kenya Water Sector Trust Fund Board of Directors will make an intervention regarding mediation in water disputes preventive diplomacy and transboundary water resources management In Panel 2 Conversation 2 Financing Innovative Scienceand Green Technologybased Water Solutions and Programs will see the participation of Ms Neeta Pokhrel Chief of Water Sector Group Sustainable Development and Climate Change Department of the Asian Development Bank She will discuss how to strike the balance between financing innovation and traditional knowledge in water projects and programmes See the agenda
How to adopt a multistakeholder approach to AI governance in Southern Africa?
Artificial Intelligence AI holds considerable potential to accelerate social and economic development in Africa The discussion on AI governance at the SouthernAfrican subRegional Forum on Artificial Intelligence AI SARFAI in Windhoek Namibia underlined good practices and recommendations for multistakeholder driven AI governance in Southern Africa
How to revive the right to science
Scientific research and its impact are closely linked with the promotion and protection of Human rights It is imperative to act upon the unequal access to scientific benefits and to guarantee full access to scientific literature and knowledge for all
UNESCO and partners offer new online course on Information and Elections in the Digital Era
This September UNESCO UNDP and the Knight Center for Journalism in the Americas are launching a free global Massive Open Online Course MOOC on Information and Elections in the Digital Era in English French Portuguese and Spanish
Are civil servants ready for digital transformation?
The report Artificial Intelligence and Digital Transformation Competencies for Civil Servants underlines what civil servants need to learn to enable digital transformation to usher their countries and societies into the digital age
Building capacities of judges from Qatar on Artificial Intelligence and the Rule of Law
UNESCO the Siracusa International Institute for Criminal Justice and Human Rights and the Supreme Judiciary Council of Qatar organised the second training on Artificial Intelligence Criminal Justice and Human Rights for judicial operators from Qatar on 1822 September 2022 at Siracusa Italy
UNESCO and Telefónica commit to promoting and implementing the Recommendation on the Ethics of Artificial Intelligence
The Letter of Intent has been signed by Gabriela Ramos Assistant DirectorGeneral for Social and Human Sciences of UNESCO and Trinidad Jiménez Director of Global Strategy for Public Affairs at Telefónica Publicprivate initiatives will be launched for the development of responsible and sustainable artificial intelligence AI systems
Civil Servant 2.0: Brainstorming with Southeast Asian experts on digital competencies for policymakers
Public entities use digital technologies to design and implement public policies engage with citizens and improve the delivery of public services However to build an enabling environment for a just inclusive green digital transformation and to face the challenges of digital era governance civil servants require a new set of skills and competencies for the future
What are the digital competencies for civil servants in Africa?
The public sector leverages on digital technologies to design and implement public policies engage with citizens and improve the delivery of public services However to build an enabling environment for digital transformation and face the challenges of digital era governance civil servants require a new set of skills and competencies for the future
Developing digital competencies for civil servants in Latin America
The public sector is leveraging digital technologies to design and implement public policies engage with citizens and improve the delivery of public services However to build an enabling environment for digital transformation and face the challenges of digital era governance civil servants require a new set of skills and competencies for the future