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Young Water Fellowship Program - Call for Applications

Young Water Solutions is excited to announce the call for applications for its Young Water Fellowship 2018, after a successful implementation of its first edition in 2017. The program will empower 10 young social entrepreneurs with innovative ideas to tackle water and sanitation issues in their communities, by providing them training, mentorship and seed-funding grants.

The call is open to all young people aged 18 to 30 years old from low and middle income countries. For conditions and specific information, please visit the Young Water Solutions website. The Terms of Reference can be downloaded here.


4 things to know about the ‘Omnipresent’ youth at the World Water Forum 8!

This guest blog was written by Shabana Abbas of the Water Youth Network.

Water Youth Network (WYN), one of the leading global networks of young water professionals and students was at the recent 8th World Water Forum in Brasilia. We seized this opportunity to demonstrate the potential of young professionals and the meaningful contributions that they are making or can make in the water world and beyond.

In the words of one of our senior partners in the water sector, ‘We were impressed by the omnipresence of Water Youth Network at the forum and would like to see how we can further strengthen our partnership with them’.

So, here are four things you need to know about youth’s contribution at the forum: Read More...

UNESCO-IHP Survey on Youth Employment in the Water Sector

UNESCO-IHP is currently conducting an online survey on “Youth employment and unemployment in the water sector” with the objective of learning more about the employment challenges that affect youth and young professionals within the water sector. The results will inform water-related policy recommendations and programme activities of UNESCO.

This survey is open to anyone aged between 15 and 40, and involved in the water sector. Participation is voluntary and information provided will remain anonymous.

Click here to participate in the survey!

Young Water Fellowship Call for Applications

The Young Water Fellowship Program aims to empower young leaders from low and middle income countries to implement projects to tackle water, sanitation & hygiene (WASH), water pollution and water scarcity issues, by offering them an intensive training program, seed funding grants for their projects, and mentoring support by senior level experts during one year.

This program will select 10 young community leaders capable of successfully designing and implementing sustainable and inclusive water projects that significantly improve living conditions in their communities, while contributing to the achievement of SDG #6 (water and sanitation for all). Applicants must be 18-30 years old at the time of the applications and come from a list of low and mid income countries. Specific conditions for application can be found on the YWF website.