Elevating Women’s Leadership for Effective Transboundary Water Cooperation

June 21, 2023 01:21:21
Elevating Women’s Leadership for Effective Transboundary Water Cooperation
Events at USIP
Elevating Women’s Leadership for Effective Transboundary Water Cooperation

Jun 21 2023 | 01:21:21


Show Notes

On June 20, USIP, the Environmental Law Institute and the Stockholm International Water Institute hosted a conversation on women’s leadership in water diplomacy. In honor of the second International Day of Women in Diplomacy, women water diplomats from around the world discussed water conflict sensitivities, shared lessons learned and enumerated paths forward for peace.


Kayly Oberwelcoming remarks
Senior Program Officer, Climate, Environment and Conflict, U.S. Institute of Peace

Henk W.J. Ovinkkeynote address
Special Envoy for International Water Affairs, Kingdom of the Netherlands 

Elizabeth A. Kochmoderator
Senior Manager for International Programs, Environmental Law Institute; Process Support Lead, Women in Water Diplomacy Network 

Foman Forough
Former Director General of the Kabul River Basin, Afghanistan 

Zodwa Dlamini
Former Chief Delegate and Permanent Representative for South Africa, Lesotho Highlands Water Commission

Tanya Trujillo
Assistant Secretary for Water and Science, U.S. Department of Interior 

Swathi Veeravalli
Director of Climate Security and Adaptation, National Security Council 

Aubrey Paris
Senior Advisor, Gender, Climate Change and Innovation, Secretary’s Office of Global Women’s Issues, Department of State


For more information about this event, please visit: https://www.usip.org/events/elevating-womens-leadership-effective-transboundary-water-cooperation


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