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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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WYN participation at the ISDR-Asia Partnership Forum

WYN participation at the ISDR-Asia Partnership Forum 14-15 December 2017, Bangkok organized by UNISDR Written by Dewi Dimyati (d.dimyati@wateryouthnetwork.org)   The Water Youth Network (WYN) alongside UN MGCY joined the ISDR Asia Partnership (IAP) forum organized by UNISDR in Bangkok, Thailand from 14-15 December 2017. It is a multi-stakeholder platform of over 100 officials from […]

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Risk Knowledge-Action Network (KAN) and the Global Forum on Science and Technology for Disaster Resilience 2017

Water Youth Network participating in the first workshop of the Risk Knowledge-Action Network (KAN) and the Global Forum on Science and Technology for Disaster Resilience 2017 Blog post prepared by Miguel Trejo, DRR Team Water Youth Network (m.trejo@wateryouthnetwork.org)  Introduction From November 21st to 25th, the city of Tokyo was the venue for the Global Forum […]

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Reflections of a Young Researcher on Impacts of 2015-16 El Niño Rains in Laikipia, Kenya

Written by Jackson Wachira, Edited by Lydia Cumiskey   When my article on why and how we must always be prepared for disasters was published by the Daily Nation on October 16th 2015, observation and intuition prevailed in communicating and creating a discussion around the 2015-16 El Niño rains preparedness.  My friend and colleague in […]

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Apply as a UNMGCY youth rep on Technical Session Organising Teams for the European Open Forum on DRR

In March 2017, Turkey will host the first European Forum for Disaster Risk Reduction (EFDRR) Open Forum, a meeting which enlarges the process beyond officially-mandated experts to non-governmental organisations and others working at the interface of disaster risk reduction, sustainable development and climate change.   This is a call for youth to join the organising teams […]

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Water Youth Network partners for new Erasmus+ project ‘Youth in action for Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)’

Izola, Slovenia: The kick off meeting of the new ‘Youth in action for Sustainable Development Goals (YiA4SDGs)’ project, co-funded by the Erasmus+ programme of the European Union took place from May 3rd to 5th, 2016 in the beautiful city of Izola in Slovenia.  Water Youth Network (WYN), as one of the nine project partners from […]

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