A collaborative approach towards the future of the S2S Platform

News Jul 17, 2020

2020 marks the final year of the Action Platform for Source-to-Sea Management’s (S2S Platform) current strategy and presents the opportunity to look ahead to the future of the platform and to the application of source-to-sea management. In the next phase, we will aim to build a strategy that better reflects the ambitions and work of S2S Platform Partners and the broader source-to-sea community over the next three years.

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Since its launch in 2014, the S2S Platform has succeeded in developing a shared knowledge base and in securing adoption of the source-to-sea approach in policies, strategies and funding mechanisms. As a result of this work the need for a source-to-sea approach has been highlighted in funding strategies of the Global Environment Facility (GEF) and the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (Sida); in operational strategies of UN Environment, UNDP Water and Ocean Governance Programme and the Swedish Agency for Marine and Water Management (SwAM); and in ministerial declarations/outcome documents from World Water Forum and the 2018 Dushanbe High-Level International Conference on the International Decade For Action ”Water for Sustainable Development, 2018-2028”.

In order to build a truly reflective strategy, the Secretariat will engage its partners and supporters in an online process to collect input and contributions to the new strategy. As a first step in this process, the Secretariat has circulated a questionnaire focusing on the Platform’s mission, ambition and goals. The responses of the partners and supporters to these questions will serve as first input to the strategy and are, therefore, of high value to the Secretariat.

We welcome all organizations and individuals to engage in this process. The questionnaire can be accessed here: https://sv.surveymonkey.com/r/C3NX2YG. We request all submissions to be made by 13 August 2020.

For questions please contact S2SPlatform@siwi.org.