ICARDA Signs MoU with the International Commission on Irrigation and Drainage
ICARDA is thrilled to announce that Mr. Aly Abousabaa, ICARDA Director General and CGIAR CWANA Regional Director, and Mr. Ashwin B Panya, Secretary General of the International Commission on Irrigation and Drainage (ICID), have signed a memorandum of understanding to put in place a formal framework for future collaboration between ICARDA and ICID.
This framework aims to build on the expertise and innovation of the two organizations in water management and efficiency, while promoting knowledge sharing, collaborative programs, projects, and capacity development activities. The agreement will also build on longstanding relationships with key stakeholders on joint activities such as participation in the recently concluded Arab Water Forum.
The MoU will also draw on each organization’s past success in resource mobilization and technical assistance opportunities, as well as push for regional capacity development, education, and training through joint seminars, trainings, webinars, and workshops. ICARDA will also be invited as an observer to the ICID Executive Council/ International Executive Council, ICID Congress/World Irrigation Forums whenever appropriate.