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World Water Forum Schedule Update

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The International Secretariat for Water at the World Water Forum - Brasilia

Bringing the voices of citizens and youth in all the processes!

See below for a list of events where we have a presence during the World Water Forum. Please note that the Expo events take place at the Mané Garrincha National Stadium, across the street from the main convention centre. 

Monday, March 19

  • 2:30-4:00 pm Opening of the Thematic Process –Theme Coordinator for People
  • 2:30-4:00 pm High-Level Panel - Blue Peace: From Recommendations to Action on
    • World Youth Parliament for Water members will dialogue with high-level representatives
    • Ulisses Guimarães Convention Centre, room 30
  • 5:00-6:00 pm Youth Parliaments for Water: Tools for dialogue with decision-makers
    • Panel organized on the French Water Partnership Pavillon, an ISW partner
    • Appearance by European Youth Parliament for Water President Viktor Macé
    • French Pavilion, expo E27

Tuesday, March 20

  • 11:00 am - 12:30 pm Thematic Session 7.a.3: Sharing solutions and good practices –  Peru
    • Presentation from ISW-SWE Executive Director Sarah Dousse
  • 11:00 am – 12:30 pm Thematic Session: Sustainable financing mechanism for water – Central Asia
    • With Murat Mirzaev, ISW team in Uzbekistan
  • 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm High-Level Panel on IWRM
    • Presentation from Bota Sharipova, World Youth Parliament for Water participant (Central Asia)
    • Location TBC

Wednesday, March 21:

  • 9:00 am - 12:30 pm: Citizen Forum: Strengthening citizen participation: policy, representation and challenges
    • With ISW-SWE vice-president Pierre-Marie Grondin
  • 9:00 am - 12:30 pm: Transboundary water cooperation in Central Asia
    • With Voices of Young Water Professionals / member of WYPW
    • Presentation from Aminjon Abdulloev, Natalyia Chemeaya and Mirsaid Uzakov, WYPW participants and ISW team members
  • 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm  Session on Water Governance: How is Water Governance in Your Country?
    • Roundtable moderated by ISW Executive Director Sarah Dousse
  • 5:00 - 6:00 pm Mobilizing Youth for the 9th World Water Forum
    • Senegal Pavilion (Expo E25)

Thursday, March 22 (World Water Day):

  • 11:30 am – 12:30 pm Launch of Youth for Water and Climate platform
    • Presented by ISW program manager Hannane Sellali
      • Swiss Booth (Expo E15)
  • 10:45 am – 11:30 pm Blue Peace Talk: Youth as Actors of Change
    • With ISW Executive Director Sarah Dousse and youth program coordinator Laurie Fourneaux
      • Swiss Booth (Expo E15)
  • 2:00 pm Meet the newly-elected WYPW executive - official presentation
    • Senegal Booth (Expo E25)
  • 2:30 - 4:00 pm Theme People closing session
    • With closing remarks from the Butterfly Effect NGO Coalition, Theme coordinator
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Youth for Water and Climate

At 11:30 am on March 22, we will launch the Youth for Water and Climate platform. This online hub connects young water leaders with experts, allowing youth to obtain technical and financial resources and support for innovative water projects. Come see us at the Swiss Booth (Expo E15)

The Butterfly Effect

The Butterfly Effect NGO Coalition will also be present in Brasilia! We are proud to have around 20 of our members from civil society organizations joining us at the Forum, where they will be active as panelists, theme and topic contributors, in addition to coordinating sessions. ISW, the network's co-coordinator, will moderate a special opening and closing session. More details to follow. 


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