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International Water Management Institute (IWMI)

The International Water Management Institute is a non-profit, scientific research organization focusing on the sustainable use of water and land resources in developing countries. Headquartered in Colombo, Sri Lanka, with regional offices across Asia and Africa, the Institute works with governments, civil society and the private sector to develop scalable agricultural water management solutions that have a real impact on poverty reduction, food security and ecosystem health.

IWMI is a CGIAR Research Center and leads the Research Program on Water, Land and Ecosystems.


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Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (Sida)

Sida is a government agency working on behalf of the Swedish parliament and government, with the mission to reduce poverty in the world. Through our work and in cooperation with others, we contribute to implementing Sweden’s Policy for Global Development (PGU).


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Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)

The Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) is specialized agency of the United Nations that leads international efforts to defeat hunger.
Its goal is to achieve food security for all and make sure that people have regular access to enough high-quality food to lead active, healthy lives. With over 194 member states, FAO works in over 130 countries worldwide. It believes that everyone can play a part in ending hunger.


Arab Water Council (AWC)

The Arab Water Council’s mission is to promote deeper understanding and better management of the water resources in the Arab states in a multi-disciplinary, non-political, professional and scientific manner, and to disseminate knowledge.


International Center for Agricultural Research in the Dry Areas (ICARDA)

The International Center for Agricultural Research in the Dry Areas (ICARDA) is a global research-for-development organization. It envisions resilient livelihoods in dryland communities of the developing world with secure access to food, markets, nutrition and health, and the capacity to manage natural resources sustainably. Since its establishment in 1977 as a non-for-profit organization, it has implemented research-for-development programs in 50 countries in the world’s dry areas, spanning from Morocco in North Africa to Bangladesh in South Asia.


Lebanese Agricultural Research Institute (LARI)

LARI is a governmental organization under Minister of Agriculture Supervision. The institute conducts applied and basic scientific research for the development and advancement of the agricultural sector in Lebanon.

In addition, the Institute keeps close ties to the farmers and tries to develop research activities aiming at solving their problems. The LARI has at its disposal eight experimental stations.


Arab Countries Water Utilities Association (ACWUA)

The Arab Countries Water Utilities Association (ACWUA) is a global centre of excellence that partners with water supply and wastewater utilities in the Arab Countries on building capacities within the utilities and on instituting best practices in order for the utilities to achieve their objectives.


Centre for Environment and Development for the Arab Region and Europe (CEDARE)

The Centre for Environment and Development for the Arab Region and Europe is a recognized international Centre of Excellence for environment and development, championing the transition to a resource-efficient future, rooted in Sustainability, Leadership and Innovation.


Royal Scientific Society of Jordan

The Royal Scientific Society is the largest applied research institution, consultancy, and technical support service provider in Jordan and is a regional leader in the fields of science and technology.

RSS provides expert testing services via over 38 specialized locally and internationally accredited laboratories and prides itself on offering both the public and private sectors a unique scientific resource and a wide range of project expertise. Supported by more than 500 science specialists, researchers, technical support staff, highly skilled management, and faculty, the RSS has truly become recognized as a local, regional and international research and development hub.



Lisode is a consultancy firm based in Montpellier, France, specialized in designing, animating and evaluating public participation processes, whether in territorial management, natural resources management or management of organisations. They specialise in organising multi-stakeholder dialogue (from end-users to decision-makers) on different levels (from local to national) in pursuit of sustainable and consensual solutions.


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