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Our Thematic Programmes

 IUCN ROWA has taken a pragmatic direction to focus on the major priorities that draw all of the region's countries together.

According to this idea, the following programmes have been developed: Regional Water Resources & Drylands Programme (REWARD), Protected Areas Programme, Marine Programme, Business & Biodiversity Programme and the Poverty, Equity & Gender Programme. 

Through this thematic method, IUCN ROWA will unite strengths of IUCN components to share knowledge in order to develop new models for conservation and sustainable management of natural resources. 

The thematic programmes' approach aims at using IUCN's considerable resources and long experience in terms of knowledge network, including a wealth of research and a wide range of expertise from governmental as well as non-governmental organizations, research institutions and universities.