The planet is facing multiple challenges, such as poverty, inequality, climate change, and the COVID-19 pandemic. Caribbean Small Island Developing States (SIDS) are vulnerable to the impacts of climate change. Haiti, as part of this region, is the most vulnerable country to climate change, according to the World Risk Index. Over the last 34 years, the country has suffered from the effects of droughts, floods, hurricanes, and more. These affect vulnerable communities, including women and girls, children, and youth.
Caribbean youth continue to be a significant stakeholder in the work of the Global Water Partnership-Caribbean (GWP-C), an organisation that sees youth as agents of change in water management in the region.
The Global Water Partnership - Caribbean (GWP-C) has re-opened its Call for Project Proposals - Grant Funding for Small-Scale Integrated Water and Wastewater Management (IWWM) Capacity Building Projects in the Caribbean.
Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) face greater challenges in ensuring water security for all and by all. Although LAC is a water-abundant region, water is not easily and equally available to all citizens and users. Water in the region is often found in rural and natural areas, while the most populated urban areas report water stress levels above 80% for periods ranging from 3 to 12 months per year.
The Global Water Partnership-Caribbean (GWP-C) Young Caribbean Water Entrepreneurs Shark Tank Competition, provides a unique opportunity for young persons from the Caribbean, aged 18 to 34 years, to pitch innovative and impactful water-related projects or ideas to support better water resources management in their community, country or the Caribbean region.