Panamanian Youth Talk about Water and the SDGs

The Panama chapter of the Central American Water Youth Network held its 2nd national youth conference in Chirquí, June 2 and 3, with the support of GWP and other organisations.

The objective of the event was to exchange knowledge, experiences and lessons learned on issues related to Integrated Water Resources Management (IWRM). In addition, to motivate young people to participate in volunteer opportunities and become ecological leaders, to identify new members and allies for the Central American Water Youth Network; and to establish actions for the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)

Some sixty (60) young people from various provinces of Panama participated in the conference, most of them university students of different areas of study, including: Energy and Environment, Industrial Chemical Biology, Aeronautics, Watershed Management and Environment, Environmental Sanitation, Marketing, among others.

The event included presentations on food security, water governance, climate change and the SDGs, as well as workshops on 1) first aid in forested areas, 2) raising awareness on IWRM and the environment through art, and 3) youth actions for the SDGs. 

“The Panama chapter of the Central American Water Youth Network is very grateful for the support organisations have shown Panamanian youth who want to promote an inclusive development for a better world. We are committed to disseminating and implementing an integrated approach to the environment to the rest of society, thus contributing to the conservation of our common home.”