Winners of the Global Competition for #YouthLed Projects

GWP is proud to announce the winners of the Global Competition for #YouthLed Projects. The winners will be presented today at COP22 in Marrakech at the side event “Youth for Water and Climate: From Commitments to Action”, organised by GWP and youth network partners.

Through this competition GWP was looking for young activists to join forces for water & climate. Here are the winning #YouthLed projects:

  • Climate Saturdays’: Parler et Agir avec les plus Jeunes, Togo

Main focus of the project is awareness raising for youth and by youth within the scope of water and health, water and climate change.

Organisation/promoter: Flamay Ahiafor

  • Reservoirs of rainwater provide precious potable water. SoronKhola, Bagerhat, Bangladesh

Training of young people as community facilitators and establishing community centers where techniques for composting, rainwater harvesting and water filtering, and support poor families to install Rainwater Harvesting Systems.

Organisation/promoter: Social Economic Development Society (SEDS) / Sohanur Rahman, Bangladesh

  • The Sustainable and Smart Water Life Project, Ghana

The project aims to involve youth in working with farmers to reduce water consumption in agriculture production cycle by using new low cost technology.

Organisation/promoter: Alliance for Environmental Intervention AfEI Ghana / Ocloo and Bornaventure, Ghana

  • Fortalecimiento de capacidades y contribución al sector campesino en el Cantón de Hojancha para la aplicación de tecnologías de adaptación y mitigación frente al cambio climático, Costa Rica

Capacity building and contribution to the rural sector in the Canton of Hojancha for the application of adaptation and mitigation technologies in the face of climate change.

Organisation/promoter: La Ruta Del Clima, CAM Youth Network, GWP CAM / Eloy David Méndez Guevara

  • Establish participatory consultation  mechanisms  at  the  level  of  Vorniceni village with  the  aim  of  involving  users  in  decision  process, Moldova

The project will build capacity of 15 volunteer, stakeholders access to information via Water Caravan unfolding in 10 rural localities;  spreading The Moldovan Network of Rural Volunteering Centers for Water in less than 10 rural localities.

Organisation/promoter: Terra 1530 / Ion Botnaru

The projects, which are all based on the white paper recommendations made at COP 21, will be awarded with €1,000 each. The aim of the competition is to support youth in leading and organising water management activities, as well as to develop capacity and skills.

Photo: The youth at COP21 in Paris.