Theme: Valuing the Interlinkage Between Water, Energy and Food (WEF) in a Changing Climate

Water, Energy and Food are essential for human well-being, poverty reduction and sustainable development. Global projections indicate that demand for freshwater, energy and food will increase significantly over the next decades under the pressure of population growth and mobility, economic development, international trade, urbanization, and climate change, amongst others. The interdependency of achieving water, energy and food security for economic development, while ensuring sustainable and effective use of natural resources, will be based on a proper understanding of the synergies and cooperation of trade-offs among competing uses of water, land and energy related resources. Progress towards the majority of the Sustainable Development Goals is directly related to the sustainable use of resources such as land, food, water, and energy. In that line, WEF Nexus knowledge platforms and stakeholder dialogue can act as a Bridging Institutions for different stakeholders in achieving the SDGs (in particular SDG 17). The WEF Nexus is therefore a central pillar of Agenda 2030, as an enabler of sustainable development in its three dimensions.

  1. To facilitate knowledge and experience sharing, lessons learnt and good practices among stakeholders to deeply understand the role of each dimension towards sustainable development goals;
  2. To contribute to the stock-taking of each dimension and propose possible solutions to ensure equitable and quality opportunity exploration for the WEF Nexus application; and
  3. To discuss and define strategies to follow up on the conference outcomes and reinforce continued partnership.

PARTICIPATION: A total number of approximately 100 participants will be invited. Targeted participants include policy makers, technical experts, private and public sector leaders, researchers, students, etc.
Dates: 15th to 16th December 2022
Venue: Kigali Conference and Exhibition Village /KCEV)
The main objectives of the conference:
Global Water Partnership Rwanda & Rwanda Young Water Professionals


  • Water and climate change;
  • Nature-based solutions for urban resilience;
  • Groundwater management making the invisible visible;
  • Flood and landslide risks management;
  • Water for renewable energy, smart agriculture and healthy people.

The abstract submission process will be through the online submission to Please do indicate which of the sub-themes your abstract will address. In addition, the abstract should contain no more than 300 words and stating the investigated problem, methodology used, major results and conclusions from the project or study.

The deadline for the online submission is up to December 5th 2022 11:59 pm CAT. Late submission will not be accepted. In case your abstract is accepted, presentation to be presented need to be ready by December 12th 2022 in order to be included in the program. English will be the official language of the 2022 WEF nexus conference and all abstracts need to be submitted and presented in English and only abstracts written in English will be considered.