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Voice of the youth: sustainable urban future

On 22 January 2016, the Water Youth Network, with support from IAHT Young Professionals Network, organized a youth consultation: inviting the voice of the youth for a sustainable urban future. The consultation was done in order to support the work of United Nations Major Group for Children and Youth (UN MGCY), which is in charge […]

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Water Youth Network and the World Toilet Day 2015

Author: Diana Oradei “Happy World Toilet Day!   The World Toilet Day was celebrated at UN headquarter in New York, where the The UN High-Level Water and Sanitation Days, a set of coordinated events, are taking place to reflect on the recent transition from the 2015 Millennium Development Goals to the new adopted 2030 Sustainable […]

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Ready for Amsterdam International Water Week 2015?

  As Water Youth Network were are enthusiastic about the coming event, Amsterdam International Water Week (AIWW) 2015 held in Amsterdam, the Netherlands, in the coming week. We encourage you to attend the Young-IWW special program for young water professionals. This program is integrated with the conferences of IWW and the Aquatech and comprises a […]

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Youth Science Policy Interface Platform on DRR

Are you ready to contribute to the implementation of the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction (SFDRR) with your scientific knowledge?    There is currently a great opportunity for young students and professionals to share their knowledge on DRR and contribute to the science-policy interface during the upcoming UNISDR Science and Technology Conference by attending, submitting a poster and/or applying to […]

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International Day for Disaster Reduction 2015

  The Theme for the International Day for Disaster Reduction in 2015 is: Knowledge for Life. In these terms UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon stresses: “Traditional and indigenous knowledge is the indispensable information base for many societies seeking to live in harmony with nature and adapt to disruptive weather events, a warming globe and rising seas.” For […]

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Hope Mwanake “Think big, start small and start now!”

Hope Mwanake was one of the vision speakers of the World Water Week 2015 held in Stockholm. Get to know this inspiring young entrepreneur from Kenya, her experiences from working with her youth led community based organisation, Trace Kenya Group, and her impressions from the World Water Week in Stockholm 2015.   Hope Mwanake is the co-founder […]

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[Video] GWP Youth Strategy – Stockholm World Water Week

Global Water Partnership launched their Youth Strategy during Stockholm World Water Week. As partners, The Water Youth Network was consulted on the preparation of this document. Here are some thoughts of some WYN members during the World Water Week about this strategy and the importance of meaningful youth participation. Video by GWP. [http://www.gwp.org/en/gwp-in-action/News-and-Activities/Meet-Water-Youth-Network–a-GWP-Partner/ ]

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GWP launches Youth Engagement Strategy at SWWW

  On the 25th of August 2015, during the Stockholm World Water Week, the Global Water Partnership (GWP) launched its Youth Engagement Strategy. This event brought together many people and young people from diverse horizons. Several short presentations focused on the need to involve more youth in the water sector and showcased interesting youth initiatives. […]

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Sneak Peek of Thursday’s Youth Engagement Session @ #WWWeek

  Here is your sneak peek in to “Key successful practices for youth engagement in water for development”. A session brought to you by the Swedish Water House together with the Water Youth Network and the World Youth Parliament for Water. We asked our speakers to share the challenges and successes they have encountered as […]

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Article: Youth Participation at the 3rd UN World Conference on DRR

  The Water Youth Network is very happy to announce the publication of an open access journal article entitled “Youth Participation at the 3rd UN World Conference on DRR (WCDRR)” by the Children and Youth Forum organisers (including Water Youth Network member Lydia Cumiskey) with contributions from facilitators and participants. The young participants of WCDRR […]

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