Options for a Nexus Coordination Mechanism for the League of Arab States – Mainstreaming the Water-Energy-Food Security Nexus into Sectoral Policies and Institutions in the Arab Region

Options for a Nexus Coordination Mechanism for the League of Arab States - adelphi-GIZ
Carius, Alexander and Annika Kramer 2017: Options for a Nexus Coordination Mechanism for the League of Arab States. Mainstreaming the Water-Energy-Food Security Nexus into Sectoral Policies and Institutions in the Arab Region. Bonn/Eschborn: Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH.

One important step in the process of WEF Nexus mainstreaming in Arab regional policies and institutions is to improve coordination and collaboration across sectoral activities, initiatives, policies and strategies within the League of Arab States (LAS). This will contribute to leveraging cross-sectoral synergies and minimize trade-offs. The aim of this input paper is to identify institutional settings in favour of mainstreaming of a WEF-nexus approach within LAS.

Building on international experience in policy integration, the paper compares different options for a coordination mechanism within LAS. Based on this input paper, the potential forms of coordination, as well as the mandate and the potential products of a nexus coordination mechanism, were identified in close consultation with relevant LAS Stakeholders. The prioritised form of coordination and cooperation is further detailed in the document "Regional Policy Guide”.

This report is part of a series of reports of the main project "Mainstreaming the Water-Energy-Food Security Nexus into Sectoral Policies and Institutions in the Arab Region". Find other parts here: