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The Water Youth Network continues to engage in the World Water Council’s Youth Delegates Programme

By Philip Kruse In late November I was invited to participate in the World Water Council’s 8th General Assembly in Marseille, France. These occur once every three years – always at the end of the year when the World Water Forum takes place. With this year’s World Water Forum in Brasilia, Brazil, being my first […]

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WYN talks peace at World Youth Forum 2018

By Vincy Abraham In November 2018, I was chosen along with over 5000 people from across the world to participate in the second edition of the World Youth Forum in Sharm el-Sheikh, Egypt. The World Youth Forum is an initiative of the Egyptian Government under the auspices of His Excellency President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi and […]

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WYN reflects on exciting collaborations and activities at Stockholm World Water Week 2018

WYN participation at the Stockholm World Water Week 2018 Water Youth Network promoted youth involvement in the water sector and inter-generational dialogue at the recently-held SIWI World Water Week in Stockholm, Sweden. By: Maria Wunsch de Alvarenga  (m.alvarenga@wateryouthnetwork.org) and Sebrian Beselly ( s.beselly@wateryouthnetwork.org) We have also developed a full SWWW2018 participation report, check it out here.   […]

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Working Towards Water Security and Safe Sanitation at Africa Water Week 2018 (Libreville, Gabon)

Participant reflection of the 7th Africa Water Week Water Youth Network attended the 7th Africa Water Week with the theme “Toward Achieving Water Security and Safely Managed Sanitation for Africa”, that was celebrated from 29th October to 2nd November, 2018 in Libreville, Gabon. By: Younoussa Abbosouka (y.abbosouka@wateryouthnetwork.org)   The opening of the conference, which took place at […]

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Youth look to the future at ISCCE student-led conference in Tirana, Albania

From total oppression to student organizing international conferences in one generation: How Albania youth are more international than ever. By: Hector Nava (h.nava@wateryouthnetwork.org)   In the small and not so well-known country of Albania, engineering students pulled off a remarkable feat: organizing a 4-day international conference by themselves with no budget. Spoiler alert: they did it […]

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Disaster Resilient Balkans: Empowering Young Professionals Side Event – Participant Reflection

Understanding Risk Balkans 2018  Disaster Resilient Balkans: Empowering Young Professionals Side Event Reflections from participant Vasilije Gajic, a Water Management student from the Faculty of Agriculture, University of Novi Sad, Serbia.   In September 2018, I attended the Understanding Risk Balkans youth side event organised by the Water Youth Network. It was designed as an interdisciplinary […]

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Death, Chocolate and Youth Led Action in the Ivory Coast

Death, Chocolate and Youth Led Action in the Ivory Coast Co-authored by Evrard Guei, President, La Terre Ne Trahit Jamais (evrardguei1@gmail.com)  & Natalija Vojno (n.vojno@wateryouthnetwork.org)   Evrard Guei, a young person from the Ivory Coast founded LA TERRE NE TRAHIT JAMAIS “the earth never betrays” — a movement dedicated to accelerating the economic integration of young […]

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How did World Water Forum 8 turn out?

In March 2018, the 8th World Water Forum (WWF) was organized in Brazil by the World Water Council (WWC), by the Brazilian Ministry of the Environment (MMA), represented by Brazil’s National Water Agency (ANA), and by the Government of the Federal District, represented by the Regulatory Agency for Water, Energy and Basic Sanitation of the […]

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WYN’s YouKnoW at 2018 Biennial WISA conference in Cape Town

Breaking Boundaries, Connecting Ideas By: Tlhoriso Tšepang Morienyane (t.morienyane@wateryouthnetwork.org)   Over the past week, from the 24th to 27th June 2018, Water Institute of Southern Africa held a biennial conference in Cape Town South Africa. It was on the second day (25th) of the conference that Tlhoriso Morienyane from Lesotho had the opportunity to present […]

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The countdown is ticking: World Water Week 2018 is near

Stockholm World Water Week is fast approaching now. In just two weeks, water professionals from all over the world are gathering in the Swedish capital for a week of discussions, knowledge sharing, and networking. Of the more than 3,000 registered participants a large portion are usually young professionals under the age of 35, so of […]

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