APCTT in partnership with TISTR organized ‘Regional Consultation on Innovation Strategies for Sustainable Development through Water-Energy-Food Nexus’
On 28-29 June 2017, Asian and Pacific Transfer of Technology (APCTT) in partnership with Thailand Institute of Scientific and Technological Research (TISTR), Ministry of Science and Technology (MOST) Thailand organized a regional conference ‘Regional Consultation on Innovation Strategies for Sustainable Development through Water-Energy-Food Nexus’ at United Nations Conference Centre (UNCC), Bangkok, Thailand.. The conference was attended by experts and representatives from renowned local and global organizations and was honored to have Dr. Pathom Sawanpanyalert, Deputy Permanent Secretary, MOST Thailand, Dr. Luxsamee Plansangmas, Governor of TISTR, Ms. Michiko Enomoto Head, APCTT, Mr. Hoogjoo Hahm, Deputy Executive Secretary for Programme ,UN-ESCAP, Bangkok, Thailand, Mr. Peter Prügel, the Ambassador of the Federal Republic of Germany and Dr. Aparat Mahakhant, Deputy Governor R&D for Sustainable Development of TISTR, joining the opening session.
This regional consultation is part of the ongoing activities of APCTT to strengthen the capacities of countries in the Asia-Pacific region to meet the developmental challenges related to water, energy and food security. In particular, this meeting will focus on innovative policy mechanisms for managing these resources effectively to promote growth in developing countries in a way that is both socially inclusive and environmentally sustainable.
The consultation facilitated sharing of experiences, best practices, as well as lessons learned by the participants towards addressing the key challenges involved in effective management of water-energy-food resources. It discussed and recommended relevant action plans and strategies for achieving the objectives of improving energy, water and food security; addressing externality across sectors and decision-making at the nexus; and supporting transition to sustainability.