World Water Day Virtual Summit
"Groundwater: Making the Invisible Visible"
March 22, 2022
Young people have the potential to be effective agents of change. But unless the need is acknowledged to provide an enabling environment for youth to thrive in, this remains an empty promise to the desperate yet capable young people. The transition of youth from a target group to full partner lacks traction in many fields of the development domain. Engaging youth in all sectors is deemed challenging yet it is the necessary step to take in order to bring about change and positive development towards achieving the United Nations Agenda 2030.
Youth for Global Health & Social Justice (Y4GH) seeks to promote youth engagement on issues affecting them. It is with this regard that Y4GH in partnership with S.E.E. H.O.P.E. Foundation (Sierra Leone), Global Torch for Development (Cameroon), Help and Hope Foundation (Zimbabwe), Rebuilding Haiti One Visit at a Time (Haiti), Akoma Educational Charity Foundation (Ghana), and A Boy and His Dream Foundation (Nigeria) is organizing a Water and Climate Change Conference to accelerate youth action on innovative solutions for water challenges and climate change.
- To build the capacity of young people in matters of water security focusing on issues related to climate change.
- To provide the young people a platform to share and exchange ideas while showcasing their innovative solutions on water related issues affecting their communities and country.
- To facilitate an inclusive platform to effectively engage youths and youth-led organizations, governments and development partners to further strengthen inclusive youth participation.
3. Target Participants
High school and college students currently studying or interested in healthcare, engineering, or advocacy as it relates to water infrastructure and waterborne disease (Public Health).
The conference will invite 35 youth representatives, serving on panels of 5 (including moderator), to discuss innovative solutions for water challenges and climate change.
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