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Budapest Water Summit: An opportunity not to be missed!

by Prabin Rokaya, Student at UNESCO-IHE Institute for Water Education, Netherlands “Youth need space! Youth need forum! Youth voice should be heard. Youth should be involved in decision making process!” These are the some of the most common arguments that we hear these days during youth conversations. There is active youth participation in many high level […]

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Looking forward and beyond Asia-Pacific Youth Parliament on Water – part 2

By Prabin Rokaya, Asia Pacific Youth Parliament on Water.  The 2nd Asia-Pacific Youth Parliament on Water (APYPW)[1] concluded on June 6, 2013 with one final declaration and four independent declarations from four different commissions[2] which were presented at National Assembly in Seoul, Republic of Korea. The final declaration is an outcome document of four days long […]

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Global Power Shift 2013

Nine climate activists from Bangladesh attended the Global Power Shift (GPS) which is a mass movement buildup program against the fossil fuel industries and climate crisis organized by 350.org, Greenpeace, TEMA foundation, Istanbul Technical University and a series of international organizations. The meet was held in Istanbul, Turkey from 24th to 30th June 2013 where […]

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Contribute to the 2013 Budapest Water Summit youth forum !

!The registration for applying for funding for the Youth Forum of the Budapest Water Summit closes this Friday, 26 July!   From 8 to 11 October 2013, the Budapest Water Summit will take place with the participation of UN Member States, competent UN agencies and bodies as well as all concerned economic and social partners […]

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Looking forward and beyond Asia-Pacific Youth Parliament on Water – Part 1

By Prabin Rokaya, Asia Pacific Youth Parliament on Water On June 03, 2013, officially Asia-Pacific Youth Parliament on Water (http://www.apypw.org/web/index) kicked off. The meeting aims to provide opportunities to young people to debate and discuss global water issues and present the final outcomes to the National Assembly in Seoul to eventually make an impact to the […]

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A hard sell? Microfinance for water and sanitation

Microfinance is a simple but innovative solution, empowering the poor as well as vulnerable groups by providing small amounts of credit. This creates an opportunity for individuals and families to improve their quality of life through their own initiative. It is especially significant for women who cannot access traditional forms of credit in many regions of […]

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Call for proposals for the African Young Water Professionals small grant program

AfWA (African Water Association) in partnership with DAI (Development Alternatives, Inc) within the framework of the AfWA/FABRI (Further Advancing the Blue Revolution Initiative) is launching the first call for proposals in Africa dedicated to the YOUNG AFRICAN WATER SECTOR PROFSSIONALS for which projects will be funded by the USAID (United States Agency for International Development). […]

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Water cooperation & our the role as young people

2013 is the International Year of Water Cooperation. Friday March 22, the water world is celebrating this with a main event in The Hague, the Netherlands, and other celebrations around the world. March 22 is a special day for the Water Youth Network. We are a young network, but have high aims.We want to facilitate […]

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What are today’s intergovernmental responses to tackle water related issues?

By Elisa DEHOVE The water and sanitation crisis is rather an issue of access than of scarcity. The root causes are mainly poverty, power and inequality and not physical availability. The international community committed to address these issues through different global responses. The first global commitment was adopted by the UN General Assembly in September […]

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Virtual Water: from an explicative concept to a ‘prescriptive tool’

By Marie LE TEXIER At the sixth World Water Forum in Marseille in March 2012, one target[1] over the twelve priorities for action was entirely devoted to the concept of virtual water (VW) and its corollary the water footprint, reminder of the increasing importance that both concepts have acquired in the recent years. The concept […]

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