Announcing the Winners of the #YWC Youth-led Projects at COP24

The winners of the Youth for Water and Climate #YWC call for youth-led projects (Be Bold. Be Creative. Get Support.) were announced at the GWP COP24 booth on Thursday 6 December together with GWP partner the International Secretariat for Water (ISW), and with youth from Central and Eastern Europe in the audience.

The call was made possible thanks to ISW and the contribution of the Swiss Agency for Development Cooperation (SDC), and designed to identifyencourage and support youth engagement related to water and climate change adaptation. The call was very successful with 260+ applicationsAfter a thorough 2-step review process by youth and seniors (applying YWC's Quality Assurance criteria), six projects were selected as winners:

Water & Health
Project: Keep Nati clean
Project promoter: Réseau des Jeunes pour l’Economie Verte
Location: Natitingou city, Benin

Special mention for a woman/girl oriented theme
Project: Girls hygiene in schools
Project promoter: Association de Femme pour l’Eau, le climat et l’Environnement (Eceau-fem)
Location: Pobe, Benin

Water and Agriculture
Project: Mobile Drip Irrigation Kit for Smallholder Permaculture Farmers in Bukompe Refugee Camp
Project promoter: Noah Ssempijja
Location: Uganda

Water and Agriculture, Water & Health
Project: Citizen science for water management
Project promoter: Alicia Correa
Location: Alajuela, Costa Rica

Sharing Water, Water and Agriculture
Project: Rainwater Harvesting for Pistachio Reforestation in Khum District of Balkh Province
Project promoter: Mohammad Shoaib Saboory
Location: Afghanistan

Water-Related Risks, Water and Health
Project: Antiseptic Sun to Fight Water pollution
Project promoter: Ervis Xheleku
Location: Albania

More details on the #YWC platform.