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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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The Water Youth Network at the High-Level Political Forum on Sustainable Development

By: WYN HPLF Team (Melissa McCracken, Shabana Abbas,  Natalija Fisher, and Dewi Dimyati) What is the High-Level Political Forum on Sustainable Development? The UN established the High Level Political Forum on Sustainable Development (HLPF) as part of the Rio+20 Conference on Sustainable Development. It meets under the auspices of the Economic and Social Council annually […]

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UN High Level Political Forum on Sustainable Development: Ensuring Intergenerational Policy Dialogues for Achieving SDG 6

by Melissa McCracken (WYN Governance Group Member) The Water Youth Network, as the Global Focal Point on Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 6 for UN Major Group for Children and Youth, sent representatives to the UN High-Level Political Forum (HLPF) on Sustainable Development. While HLPF reviewed SDGs 6, 7, 11, 12, 15, and 17, the Water Youth […]

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WYN walks for refugees!

By Niel de Jong There are 68.5 million refugees around the world. Running from human conflicts or from natural disasters. Often they do not get to decide when they start running, how far they go, or for how long. And, of course, they often lack basic human needs, such as clean water, food, and shelter. […]

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Applications open for UR Balkans side event:

Disaster Resilient Balkans: empowering young professionals APPLY NOW TO JOIN! APPLICATIONS ONLY OPEN TO PARTICIPANTS WHO HAVE ALREADY REGISTERED FOR UR-BALKANS AS REGISTRATION IS NOW CLOSED This side-event aims to bring together a community of young professionals, researchers and students (under 35) working on disaster risk management (DRM) from all parts of the Balkans, give […]

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Training Workshop on Hydro-climatic Project Writing and Financing in Cameroon

By: Lako Stephane (Member of WYN’s DRR Team)   Following the first workshop on hydroclimatic risks concepts and regulation at national and international levels in November 2017 (see blog post here), a second workshop on hydroclimatic project writing and financing was organised from May 30th to June 1st 2018 at Global Water Partnership Central Africa […]

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