Outcomes of the GWP Regional Days and Network Meeting 2022

GWP representatives from all around the world shared their latest experiences and produced interesting outcomes at the hybrid meeting.

Regional Days, the annual meeting of GWP regional and global secretariats took place in a hybrid form in Stockholm and online. Over two full days, GWP representatives from the 13 regions where the partnerships are active, shared their achievement and experiences with colleagues and planned the way ahead. On the third day, GWP partners joined the virtual GWP Network Meeting, the flagship annual event of the partners. 

A full day meeting for communication officers preceded the three-dayevents.

GWP CEE had the opportunity to share its success stories and manage to influence thnext steps of several of colleagues from different GWP regions. The first and the most resonating one was the Interreg Danube Floodplain Online Course. Already, during the communication officers meeting, the course was presented as a huge regional success with the ability to be scaled and transferred to other regions. GWP Southeast Asia, as one example, is currently working on a similar activity and showed considerable interest in replicating the course for their audience.

A special Regional Posters session took place during the Regional Days. The session utilized quite a direct way of highlighting the key information from each region as they all produced a clear and comprehensive message about the three main achievements and a vision for their respective direction in the future. GWP shared its success with the referendum on the Water Act in Slovenia and the Sustainable Sanitation Taskforce new report on the latest developments in the region among others.

Each poster reserved some space for a special regional zoom on. In GWP CEE case, the focus is on building a Nature Base Solutions (NBS) community as part of the GWP Toolbox – IWRM Action Hub which will lead to multiple new opportunities in the CEE region and beyond.

Network Meeting  Breakout Groups 

GWP CEE Regional Coordinator and Communications Officer were rapporteurs at two of the Breakout Groups at the GWPO Network Meeting, respectively on Communications for Social Change and Mobilizing Youth for Water Resources Management. The breakout groups also included one of the participants at the GWP CEE massive open online course on Danube River restoration and the consequent Winter School – a series of webinars, as well as presenting the GWP CEE Summer School as a renewed youth flagship action of GWP CEE.