BONEX featuring the WEFE Nexus at SOLIDAR Conference

BONEX featuring the WEFE Nexus at SOLIDAR Conference

BONEX featuring the WEFE Nexus at SOLIDAR Conference

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Dr.Abir Ben Slimane, member of BONEX team in Tunisia, has participated on 29 November 2023 (Tunis) in a conference titled “A new approach to Water, Energy, Food Nexus governance at the local level through the dynamics of the social and solidarity economy” organized by SOLIDAR. SOLIDAR Tunisia is an NGO. It is a think tank organization that promotes the values of social justice, solidarity, equality and equity and works with political decision-makers, parliamentarians and international organizations.

The event was opened by M. Habibi El Khlifi, President of the General Authority for Prospecting and Decentralized Process Support of the Ministry of the Interior and was attended by a notable number of organizations, including representatives of the Ministry of Agriculture, Water Resources and Fisheries, the Ministry of Environment, in addition to representatives of international organizations from the public and private sector, experts, researchers, and journalists.  

Dr Abir Ben Slimane, introduced BONEX project and its implementation in Tunisia to the large audience. The presentation provided an overview of BONEX’s approach and objectives through the demonstration site of Ouardanine to address innovations related to water reuse in agriculture. Dr. Abir outlined the smart technologies that will be installed in the demo site as well as the different steps of the pursued approach, making it possible to progress in the implementation of WEFE Nexus and to propose innovative solutions to support regional and local stakeholders by contributing to the agricultural sustainability. Also, she highlighted the importance of integrating the Ecosystem dimension into the Nexus approach as it is usually overlooked or assimilated to other environmental components like soil, besides involving regional and local stakeholders in a participatory process, for a collective and appropriate decision-making. As an outcome, a representative of SOLIDAR will be invited to take part in BONEX future events to benefit from the WEFE approach and the practical tools developed to implement the Nexus in the Mediterranean and to contribute to its dissemination at larger level.  

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