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ROWA’s major function is to coordinate UNEP’s Programme of Work in West Asia, providing the link between UNEP’s Divisions, Units and Centres and the countries of the region. With a focus on enabling member states to achieve their visions for sustainable development, ROWA promotes collaboration and partnerships with organisations to develop relevant programmes to respond to the needs of the region. 

Located in Bahrain, ROWA’s officers work with a wide range of experts from within UNEP and also in the region, to provide advisory services, capacity building and technology transfer in the priority areas of the region under a series of umbrella programmes.

In response to the challenges facing the region, ROWA maintains close cooperation with the Council of Arab Ministers Responsible for the Environment (CAMRE) and the Technical Secretariat of the League of Arab States (LAS), most notably, developing its programme to respond to the needs of the region as outlined in the Arab Initiative on Sustainable Development (AISD).

The majority of the programme’s activities in the region are carried out in partnership with CAMRE, and through ROWA membership of its three Steering Committees.

For more information, please contact:

UNEP ROWA
P. O. Box 10880
Manama, Kingdom of Bahrain
Tel: +973 17812777
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ROWA Regional Director: Mr. Habib N. El-Habr

UNEP/DEWA West Asia
P.O. Box 10880
Bahrain, Manama
Tel: +973-17 812785
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DEWA Regional Coordinator: Mr. Adel Farid Abdel-Kader