Youth Action Project Contest in Central America

GWP has supported the consultation process of francophone youth from 21 countries in the creation of a White Paper, which expresses the role of youth in the management of water in the context of climate change. The paper was presented at COP21 in Paris last year. GWP Central America and partners have now launched a contest for youth based on the recommendations of the White Paper.

Building on this dynamic and on other work streams, several youth organizations and networks elaborated and made a global commitment during COP 21 within the Lima-Paris Action Agenda. While originally Francophone, this initiative has now a global dimension (in addition to the French version, the White Paper exists in English and Spanish) and is a strong basis for further concrete action.

It is strategic to look for synergies in which more young people from the Americas can join in the progress made, that is why GWP Central America, together with the Central American Youth Water Network and La Ruta del Clima have launched a Central American contest for youth regarding an action project based on the recommendations of the White Paper presented at COP 21.

Young people will be asked to submit an action project that is underway and responds directly to any of the recommendations of the White Paper, in any of the four main areas identified: water and agriculture, water and health, water services and water and climate change.

The winning proposal will be given a seed fund of 1000 euros, a representative of the winning proposal will participate in the GWP lead side event at COP22 “Youth for Water and Climate: From Commitments to Action”.