Panel Discussion: Navigating Egypt’s Water Resources in the Face of the Climate Crisis


One element and thousands of gifts, water. Since 3100 BC and until now water has been Egypt’s most valuable belonging. However, climate change is bringing new challenges to the scene. It’s affecting agriculture, economy and communities. What are the main challenges for managing water in Egypt? What solutions can be offered through technology, policy and education? Why is Egypt a very striking example? The 86th Cairo Climate Talks panel discussion will bring together policymakers, technology experts, scientists, and civil society representatives to explore local solutions to the challenges Egypt’s water resources face. The experts will discuss the priorities, increasing the investments and public-private.

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Ms. Atika Ben Maid

Head of Unit, Water & Sanitation, Natural Resources, and Sustainable Finance at AFD

Mr. Enrico Spiller

Principal Portfolio Manager KfW Office Cairo

Mr. Mohannad Hesham

CEO of Water Will and LifeFromWater Foundation

Moderated by:

Ms. Salma Kadry

Climate, Peace and Security Specialist at CGIAR


18:00 | Opening by Mr. David Sadoulet, Director of the Institut français d’Égypte (IFE)

18:05 | Opening Remarks by H.E. Ambassador Frank Hartmann, Embassy of Germany

18:15 | Opening Remarks by Raphaël Martin de Lagarde, Chargé d’Affaires, Embassy of France (tbc)

18:25 | Key Note Speech by H.E. Minister Hani Sewilam
Key Note Speech by H.E. Minister Yasmin Fouad (tbc)

18:40| Panel discussion


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