Water diplomacy UNESCO regional workshop for Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, and Panama and Mexico

When, local time: 
Monday, 17 November 2014 - 8:00am to Friday, 21 November 2014 - 5:00pm
Where: 
Costa Rica, SAN JOSE
Type of Event: 
Category 7-Seminar and Workshop
Contact: 
j.baker@unesco.org

The UNESCO Regional Workshop on Water Diplomacy for Central America is organized by UNESCO Central America within the framework of the International Hydrological Programme of UNESCO for Latin America and the Caribbean, and the PCCP Initiative (From Potential Conflict to Cooperation Potential). The workshop will take place from 17 to 21 November at the UNESCO offices in San Jose, Costa Rica.
The objectives of the workshop are to allow the participants to:

 Describe the main principles of international law and treaties relevant for the transboundary water management;
 Demonstrate a good understanding of water conflict and cooperation issues;
 Have an overview of appropriate approaches and techniques that can address, mitigate and resolve water conflicts;
 Be able to apply selected approaches and techniques.

Each country will be represented by high-level civil servants from the ministry of Foreign Affairs and from the ministry that is most relevant to water management issues, as well as a participant of an academic institution.
For some participants (mainly the trainers coming from academic institutions) this training is also aimed at building their own training skills for future training efforts in the region.