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Innovative Governance of Food-Water-Energy Nexus in Cities - An IFWEN Training Programme
The Understanding Innovative Governance for Food, Water, and Energy Nexus in Cities (IFWEN) project has been developing innovative governance tools to support cities to adopt nexus approaches that connect food, water, energy, waste and nature. As part of the outputs of this project, this training programme has been developed to share insights from the project and provide opportunities for city-to-city learning. The manner in which this training takes place is through co-learning, with guidance from specialists.

The broad objective of the training programme is to increase local government capabilities to deliver integrated approaches [resources and nature] in their jurisdictions. The specific training outcomes for participants are intended to be:
--Increased Understanding of Food Water Energy Nexus & Green and Blue Infrastructure Systems
--Articulation and sharing of key challenges faced in their cities
--Identification of nexus initiatives or opportunities in their cities using a nexus tool
--Utilisation of a guidance document for the conceptualisation and implementation of nexus initiatives

The training will take the following structure, which is detailed in the programme below:

19 August - Introduction to Training Course | Why Innovation for, and good governance of, Food-Water-Energy Nexus is Important for Urban Development
26 August - How Nexus and Nature Intersect; Understanding Food in the Nexus.
02 September - Understanding Water & Energy in the Nexus
09 September - Government Solutions to Nexus Approaches
16 September - Enablers: Financing Integrated Approaches & Ensuring Community Engagement
23 September - How does innovation take place for nexus initiatives
30 September - Taking forward lessons from IFWEN in your city
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