A Wasted Potential - Bringing Youth led Solutions to Scale
Cutting-edge youth solutions that have the potential to transform the water and waste sector face economic, political and cultural hindrances to upscaling.
This interactive session aims at showcasing some of today’s most promising water and waste reduce/reuse solutions, and their major hindrances to upscaling, in order to identify possible strategies to overcome them. The session will start off with presentations of case studies, followed by round table discussions in which project holders and the audience will work together to analyze best practices and impediments in the implementation and upscaling phase.
Using their experience and expertise, the audience will contribute to ideas to expand and scale-up the projects. At the end of the session, the audience will have a better understanding of youth actions around the world. The project holders will leave with constructive ideas for expanding their impact.
Showcased projects and actions will focus on the topics:
- Safe and affordable drinking water
- Improved sanitation and hygiene
- Improved water quality
- Restoration of water-related ecosystems
- Solid waste management
09.00 Welcome and introduction
Elin Weyler, SIWI
09.05 Introduction of speakers by moderator
Susanne Reitsma, Vice President of the WYPW
09.10 Waste/wastewater management
Janita Bartell, Cambodia
09.20 Youth entrepreneurship in the water sector
Serge Djohy, Cape Verde
09.30 Perspectives from Central Asia
Maksat Eraaliev, Kazakhstan
9:40 Roundtable discussions
10:10 Recommendations and summing up
10:30 End of session