WYN’s Article Publication: Stakeholder engagement in water governance as social learning

We are happy to announce the publication of another scientific article where the Water Youth Network played a big role! Two members of our former Advisory Board were actively involved in the development of the research and we could not be more proud of them: Laura Basco Carrea and Alix Lerebours.

This article was prepared as part of the OECD Water Governance Initiative process in collaboration with IHE Delft, the Netherlands, and Open University, United Kingdom. The Water International special issue was launched at the World Water Congress in Cancun, and the paper was discussed this week at the 8th OECD Water Governance Initiative Meeting in Vienna. 

In the article we evaluate the outcomes of several youth-led initiatives that the Water Youth Network was/is supporting in terms of water governance and social learning: (i) a water governance session at the World Water Week in Stockholm (2015), (ii) the YiA4SDG ERASMUS+ European project on capacity development on SDGs, and (iii) a youth-led and community-based DRR assessment in Kenya. We also refer to the Youth Science-Policy Platform Interface led by the UN Major Group of Children and Youth, and that WYN is supporting.

We want to thank the support and collaboration of the Asian Development Bank (particularly Ponce Ernest Samaniego and Chris Morris) IHE Delft, the Stockholm International Water Institute, the World Youth Parliament for Water, United Nations Major Group of Children and Youth and our partners in the YiA4SDGs (ACTOR Romania, Association Focus-European center for development Bulgaria, SJ Vietnam, Volunteer Spirit Association Thailand, Volunteer Initiative Nepal, Youth for Sustainable Development Assembly Inc. Philipines, Kulturno Izobrazevalno Drustvo PiNA Slovenia and the United Societies of Balkans in Greece).

The article is Open Access and you can read it here: 

Stakeholder engagement in water governance as social learning: lessons from practice

And you can download the PDF version here.