From the 26 -31 August 2012, professionals from the scientific, business, policy and civic communities will gather in the capital of Sweden for the Stockholm World Water Week 2012 (SWWW). The theme for this year is Water and Food Security, an area closely linked to smallholder agriculture and rural development. IFAD will actively participate in the event by hosting seminars, sharing stories from our work on the ground, and engaging with other participants and partners - both in Stockholm as well as online via social media.

For those of you participating in the event in Stockholm we encourage you to visit our booth, and join our seminars where we will cover:

We will also participate in four other partner led seminars, see full list below for details. Additionally, IFAD facilitates the launch and demonstration of the beta-version of the platform that will support the Community of Practice for ‘Water and Rural People’. Please visit the dedicated booth close to the entrance and share your comments with us.

Even if you are not in Stockholm you can still follow us through the week on IFAD’s accounts on Twitter and Facebook, and through the social media hub of the SWWW - the hashtag used is #wwweek.


Events where IFAD and partners participate

26 August 2012, 09.00 – 12.30 Micro-irrigation for food security: the untold stories of forgotten stakeholders
26 August 2012, 2:00 – 5.30 Communities of practice, financial and institutional tools for sustainable water management in Africa.
28 August 2012, 09.00 – 5.30 Workshop: Governance for water and food security
28 August 2012, 09.00 – 12.30 Investment options at scale, new directions in water for food
28 August 2012, 5.45 – 6.45 Water for food security: what role for water law?
30 August 2012, 2.00 – 5.30 Bridging the knowledge gap: New era of water challenges and new generation of water professionals


Watch our videos from IFAD supported projects dealing with water and food security. More videos can be found on our YouTube channel.