Using preventive diplomacy to find sustainable solutions to water-related challenges in the MENA region is the strategic objective of a memorandum of understanding (MoU) signed on October 17, 2017 by IPI President Terje Rod-Larsen, and Shaban Abdelhamid Osman, President & CEO of 1958 Project Management & Marketing S.P.C (1958 PMM).
During the signing ceremony held at IPI’s Middle East and North Africa office (IPI MENA) in Bahrain, both parties stressed that water diplomacy is proving instrumental “now more than ever” in order to prevent fast-escalating water-related divides from developing into threats to peace.
IPI and 1958 PMM will seek to identify ways different actors can address water resources and scarcity within and among countries of the region, and find frameworks to allow sustainable peace-based solutions by embedding them in a comprehensive and collaborative strategy that links solving water-related differences to broader cooperation in the region.
IPI and 1958 PMM will jointly identify and rely on regional and international expertise through studies, convening, and outreach, including with multilateral institutions and other relevant organizations.
About 1958 PMM
1958 PMM offers services like project management, finance, consulting, BPM, business analysis and many others. 1958 has more than 40 years of experience doing business worldwide, but with special expertise in the Middle East. Supporting society and promoting overall prosperity being their core business belief, 1958 promotes and executes responsible entrepreneurship.