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Cairo Water Week 2019

Adham Badawy and Anna Goubert, represented the Water Youth Network at the Cairo Water Week 2019 – instituted to bring into dialogue organisations and communities concerned with water from different perspectives.    “Cairo Water Week” is an international event focusing on water-related issues and the ways to overcome them, held by the Egyptian Minister of Water […]

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Water conflicts in the Dutch Water Sector

Tim Nolden of the Water Youth Network, recounts time at the Netherlands Water Partnership (NWP) hosted by Deltares on 13th December, 2019 which highlighted opportunities linked to water and conflict – while accentuating the benefits to be gained when engaging in cooperative processes around water resources.     WYN presented one of two cases at the Netherlands Water Partnership […]

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Youth Forum on Disaster Resilient Infrastructure | October 2019

Naditha Imbulana looks back at the Dhaka Water Knowledge Days (DWKD), a first for Bangladesh and writes about the successful event instrumental in sharing knowledge and building relationships between public, private, educational and research institutions towards implementation of Bangladesh Delta Plan 2100 (BDP 2100).     The Youth Forum on Disaster Resilient Infrastructure (YFDRI) was held during […]

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Youth Rising at COP in Madrid, Spain | December 2019

Santiago Gómez of the Water Youth Network, at the Conference of the Parties (COP) brought to light the Networks initiatives and ignited the drive in the young generation to be the agents to change.   The 25th climate conference of the UNFCCC (United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change), known as Conference of the Parties […]

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WYN Equipo De Reducción De Riesgos: Curso-Taller AmeriGEO, “De Modelos de Desastre e Información Global a Decisiones Locales”

WYN Equipo De Reducción De Riesgos: Curso-Taller AmeriGEO, “De Modelos de Desastre e Información Global a Decisiones Locales” By: Miguel Ángel Trejo (m.trejo@wateryouthnetwork.org), Nhlice Esquivel (n.esquivel@wateryouthnetwork.org), Edin Jhony Dávila (e.davila@wateryouthnetwork.org), Eduardo Hernández Samaniego (e.hernandez@wateryouthnetwork.org) and Cristian Camilo Fernández (c.fernandez@wateryouthnetwork.org)   Necesidades y motivaciones: A través de las reflexiones generadas en jornadas de trabajo en México (evento […]

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WYN Disaster Risk Reduction team AmeriGEO workshop on “Disaster Models and Global Information Applied to Local Contexts For Decision Making”

WYN Disaster Risk Reduction AmeriGEO workshop on “Disaster Models and Global Information Applied to Local Contexts For Decision Making” Representatives of the Water Youth Network Disaster Risk Reduction team reflect on youth engagement in disaster risk management strategy at the three-day workshop organised at AmeriGEO Week, Lima, Peru, in August 2019. By: Miguel Ángel Trejo […]

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Stockholm World Water Week 2019: Closing Thoughts

By Sara Lowgren (sara.lowgren@gmail.com) The Stockholm World Water Week 2019 centered in on the slogan of Agenda 2030–leave no one behind–and focused on inclusion. This theme shaped the sessions and side events as well as the inspiring line-up of key collaborating partners (KCPs): Alongside UN Water, Women For Water Partnership, and the Inter-American Development Bank, […]

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Water earns top spot at Asia Pacific Urban Forum 7

By Vincy Abraham (v.abraham@wateryouthnetwork.org) The Asia Pacific Urban Forum is a regional event organized by the UN Economic & Social Council for Asia & Pacific (UNESCAP) and the UN Human Settlements Program (UN-Habitat) every 4 years. The 7th edition of APUF took place between 15th-17th October 2019 in Penang, Malaysia hosted by the Government of […]

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Korea World Water Week – The Road to World Water Forum 9

By Karishma Asoodani (karishma.asoodani@yahoo.com) Korea World Water Week (KIWW) is an annual event that gathers water enthusiasts and stakeholders across the globe to fulfill its respective objective of conserving water. KIWW 2019 was an initiative to address its underlying theme, Sustainable Water Management for Humans and Nature, and to derive an action plan for World […]

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Eco-Uga Pads: Youth-led Innovation Making a Difference in Menstrual Hygiene

By Everlyne Nabakka (ecougapad@gmail.com) My name is Everlyne Nabakka. I am 23 years old and was born and raised in Uganda. l am the founder of Eco-Uga Pads, a social business in the process of piloting a reusable, biodegradable sanitary pad made out of banana stems. This is my story. Growing up in the rural […]

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