26 August 2013
Vienna, Austria

IIASA at the annual meeting 2013 of the Austrian Development Agency

David Wiberg and Günther Fischer of the Water Futures and Solutions (WFaS) Initiative will represent IIASA at the Annual Meeting 2013 of the Austrian Development Agency (ADA). David Wiberg gives an opening speech on: Global Trends and Challenges in Water, Energy and Food Security. 



IIASA and the ADA are collaborating partners within the framework of the WFaS Initiative. The Austrian Development Agency is the operational unit of the Austrian Development Cooperation (ADC). It is in charge of implementing all bilateral programmes and projects in ADC's partner countries and administers the budget earmarked for this. Another focus of ADA's operations is education and information in Austria to convey the issue of development cooperation to a broader public. 

The Austrian Development Cooperation (ADC) forms part of Austrian foreign policy. Its strategic alignment thus falls under the purview of the Federal Ministry for European and International Affairs (MFA). In dialogue with the partner countries and the Austrian Development Agency, the operational unit of the ADC, the Foreign Ministry frames programmes and sets out Austrian development-policy positions in the Three-Year Programme. This comprises the essentials of Austrian development policy based on international commitments and the Federal Development Cooperation Act.

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Günther Fischer

Emeritus Research Scholar Water Security Research Group - Biodiversity and Natural Resources Program

Austrian Development Agency

The Austrian Development Agency (ADA) is the operational unit of the Austrian Development Cooperation (ADC), which supports countries in Africa, Asia and Central America as well as in South Eastern and Eastern Europe in their sustainable social, economic and democratic development.

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