How to reduce the impacts of COVID-19 on MEDISS project?

Michela Cordeddu

An online meeting with ENI CBC Med Programme Managing Authority, its Joint Technical Secretariat and MEDISS partners was held on April 30th, 2020.

The meeting was attended by all the MEDISS partners:

  • Palestinian Wastewater Engineers Group (PWEG) - Palestine, Lead partner: Monther Hind, Amina Taweel. 
  • Sardinian Water Authority, Enas - Italy:  Maria Antonietta Dessena.
  • University of Cagliari - CIREM section CRENOS Centre For North South Economic Research – Italy: Giovanni Sistu, Carlo Perelli.
  • Aqaba Water Company - Jordan: Nizar Akkawi.
  • Aid Regions Institute - Tunisia: Eturki Saifeddine.
  • Governorate of Jericho & Al-Aghwar - Palestine: Moutaz Hroub.

Currently, many institutions and companies all over the world are struggling with the COVID-19 situation and this also affects work within ongoing ENI CBC projects.
ENI CBC MED Managing Authority has already shared some tips for managing projects during the coronavirus pandemic a few weeks ago.

Some project activities are heavily affected by the current situation. Some project partners have had to close their offices and laboratories and to organize work from home. 

The goal of the meeting was to evaluate and review the project progress during the outbreak of COVID 19 and, furthermore, to discuss in detail the project rescheduled action plan for the project life period (1/8/2019-31/12/2020) - activity by activity - taking into account the mitigation measures to be applied as per the Managing Authority recommendations.

All the MEDISS partners are strongly committed to ensure the impact of COVID-19 is minimised as much as possible, by leveraging the Information Technologies tools and reorganizing tasks.