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Youths are development partner for financing the implementation of water and sanitation SDGs

By Prabin Rokaya, Director, Jagaran Nepal (a youth-led NGO from Nepal) Most of the conferences are only focussed on identifying problems and recommending solutions without adequate discourse on legal, institutional and financial mechanisms to implement those recommendations. Budapest Water Summit Youth Forum was different in a way that it had separate sessions on Water Governance, […]

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Intergenerational dialogue on how youth can improve water governance convened in Budapest Water Summit

By Akewak Yadeta Gobosho and Rozemarijn ter Horst   Highlights: Youth water Ambassador programme is important tool in addressing lack of coordination in WASH sector (Alix Lerebours). Intergovernmental panel dedicated to water sector is recommended to tackle the problem of SPI (Maelis Monnier) The youth should grab the communication channel to get their voice heard […]

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Budapest Water Summit – Science Forum on Governance

  The second session of the science forum was devoted to governance. It was clear from the beginning that the challenges faced by current water governance are numerous. Stressing this idea, the panel discussion was titled ‘Good water governance: Is it existing?’, directly appealing the guest panellists and the audience for an intense debate. The […]

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The role of Youth in Integrated Water Resource Management for the 21st century

By Natalija Milicevic & Akewak Yadeta Gobosho The session opened with János Fehér, from the Hungarian chapter of the International Water Association, who provided a concise introduction to Integrated Water Resource Management (IWRM). According to Mr. Fehér balancing water for livelihood and water as a resource requires applying the three pillars of IWRM; economic efficiency, […]

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If Water is Life, Sanitation is Dignity

The Budapest Summit began with a session on the theme of Striving for Universal access to WASH (Water, Sanitation, Hygiene). For the whole morning, youth from different countries gathered to discuss why sanitation remains as a low priority in water governance. One of the presenters, Luca di Mario, asked a provocative question: why aren’t we […]

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Meet Mr Sajid Iqbal from Bangladesh

Biography: I am founder of a youth led development organization called CHANGE in Bangladesh. This organization focuses on water and sanitation issues, renewable energy, and social business development particularly for the slums and off-grid areas. I am also working on Research Framework as a part of Emerging Academic Program (EAP) scholarship from the World Water […]

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Summary and report of outcomes: World Water Week Inter-generational Dialogue

Session summary and conclusions: This interactive session addressed the need for trans-generational cooperation through a senior/junior panel dialogue and audience participation around the theme of the water-food and energy nexus. Reflections were presented on how to integrate the nexus into development interventions, however panellists had different views on whether ‘problems and needs’ should drive the […]

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ADB Youth Partnership is required to solve water problems in Asia Region

by Prabin Rokaya, Student at UNESCO-IHE Institute for Water Education, Netherlands I was one of the lucky youth participants who had the opportunity to participate at Stockholm World Water Week. The Asian Development Bank (ADB) Water Team made participation possible for five Asian youth participants and I thank them for accepting me as part of the […]

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Youth initiatives towards the 7th World Water Forum

The meeting of hundreds of young people at Stockholm World Water Week is the perfect opportunity to discuss how we can improve our global cooperation and networking. It is also a chance to discuss our involvement in the preparatory process for the 7th World Water Forum in Korea. (Yes it is already time to start […]

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Water Youth Network at Stockholm World Water Week 2013

Water Youth Network, together with the Water Youth Parliament for Water and the Stockholm International Water Institute (SIWI) are organizing an innovative dialogue called ‘Facilitating Cooperation between Generations to Solve “Wicked Water Problems” at the 2013 Stockholm World Water Week. This unique session will include a panel of senior professionals and a panel of young water professionals who will discuss ways […]

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