The young water professionals and advocates for water first met at GWP CEE Summer School and Youth Voices Policy Choices dialogue in July 2018, where they had the chance to meet decision-makers from different institutions and countries who advised and guided them in creating their youth vision. Since then, GWP CEE and the International Secretariat for Water have worked with the young professionals on their strategy for youth involvement and the messages they will present at COP 24.
At COP 24, Youth Voices from Central and Eastern Europe are organizing the event Youth for Water and Climate session at 12:30 on 4 December at EU Pavilion, Room Vienna. The session will focus on policy dialogue, but also on local actions undertaken by the young water professionals. The panel will explore the influence that local actions can have on policy making and vice-versa. The results of the efforts done by young changemakers in the world in the framework of innovative activities will be presented.
More opportunities to meet and engage with young water professionals from Central and Eastern Europe at COP 24:
12:30 – 14:00 in EU Pavilion, Room Vienna – Youth for Water and Climate side event
16:00 at GWP booth (no. 126) – Tea Talk: Youth meets UNESCO IHP
10:00 – 11:30 Youth Voices Policy Choices visit the French Water Partnership’s booth
15:30 at GWP booth (no. 126) – Tea Talk: Youth meets WMO
10:00 – 11:00 – Youth for Water and Climate: A closer look at youth-led projects
11:00-13:00 in EU Pavilion lobby – Meet-the-Expert: Youth from CEE
14:30 – 15:30 in UNESCO Session/Indonesian Pavilion - Youth-Led Research and Innovation that provide solutions for Water Related Climate Change challenges
16:30 at GWP booth (no. 126) – Tea Talk: Youth meets GWP
9:30 at GWP booth (no. 126) – Tea Talk: Youth meets SIWI