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Hello, we hope you had a good start in 2020. It's a pleasure to share key insights on our activities. Have a good reading ! 

Here's what this issue of our newsletter has in store:

  • Launch of our ''Global Hub for Youth and Water'' in Montreal
  • European Youth Parliament for Water in Russia
  • COP25 Water & Climate - Time to take action!
  • Geneva Peace Week and ''Imagine Blue Peace'' contest winner announced!
  • Job offers 
Launching our "Global Hub for Youth and Water'' in Montreal

It’s with much excitement that we officially launched – in collaboration with Montreal International - our new Global hub #WaterGeneration to mobilise youth towards water issues.  

Member of Canadian Parliament Peter Schiefke, MRIF Deputy Minister Hélène Drainville, Montreal International Director Hubert Bolduc, IJC Commissioner Henry Lickers as well as City representative Suzie Miron participated to the inauguration hosted at Maison du développement durable, which followed two-full days of workshops where young leaders from Québec, Mohawk Council of Akwesasne and abroad were invited to present innovative solutions to water-related challenges.

Read our recap of the inauguration here
And the recap of the workshop here
European Youth Parliament for Water in Russia

Last November, we were in Nizhny Novgorod in Russia, where we gathered together 85 young people from 20 countries for the 15th session of the European Youth Parliament for Water. Held over a week, the Parliament is always an inspiring occasion to foster new ideas and to mobilize youth on the water-related issues. This session focused on the theme ‘’River Basin: Backbone of Regional Development’’, highlighting opportunities for reflection and concrete solutions for better cooperation between basin actors while emphasizing the role of youth in these solutions.

Read the full recap here
Participant feature : Hasmik Barseghyan, elected president of the European Youth Parliament for Water
Hasmik was elected President by her peers at the 15th session of the Parliament.
She feels a strong sense of responsibility to represent the voices and dreams of her fellow delegates. She believes her role to be help the young water leaders  to pursue the projects they proposed at the EYPW by reinforcing their capacity and using this great network of youth mobilized by water at European scale and beyond.


COP25 Water & Climate - Time to take action!

Our team at COP25 - Madrid had the opportunity to present our different solutions related to hydrological resilience and citizen-led adaptation in uncertain scenarios in Latin America, Central Asia, West Africa and Eastern Europe. Dynamic exchanges have led to the recognition that adaptation to climate change through community-based water management - including youth - gives more sustainable results. 

Access to the full recap here

Among others we took part to the launch of the French Water Partnership booklet where our solution aiming to reinforce indigenous populations’ adaptation in Peru through water governance is features. 

Access the full booklet here 
Geneva Peace Week and ‘’Imagine Blue Peace’’ contest winner announced!

We co-organised an ‘’Intergenerational Dialogue on Water and Peace’’, during the Geneva Peace Week in early November. In the form of interactive dialogues, we discussed the role of water as a vector of conflict, but also, and more importantly, dialogue and cooperation.
Read the full recap here 
The project, “Water and Peace 2.0, Youth Outlook, 2019” by Nataliya Chemeyeva (Turkmenistan), winner of the contest ‘’Imagine Blue Peace’’ was announced by our Executive Director Sarah Dousse during the event.

Youth project manager

Do you want to make a difference in a world where water is a vector of cooperation? Join us and be the catalyst to the implementation of our #WaterGeneration strategy.
Working with us also means:
  • Joining a young and dynamic team
  • Working with a large network of partners on all 5 continents
  • Inspiring and being inspired by young water leaders
Apply now! Deadline: January 19th, 2020

Please see the job offer here

Water and Sanitation project manager in Moldova

We are recruiting a project manager for the implementation of the project ''Access to drinking water and sanitation for villages in the Nirnova Basin'', Republic of Moldova-Chisinau.

Apply now! Deadline: February 16th, 2020

More information here
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