On August 2nd, 2019, the Global Water Partnership-Caribbean (GWP-C) launched its first ever “Young Caribbean Water Entrepreneurs Shark Tank Competition.” Applications closed on October 15th, 2019 with an overwhelming response from remarkable young people from the Caribbean.
The media is invited to the Official Opening Ceremony of the workshop on Tuesday, December 3rd, 2019 at 9:00 a.m. at the West Conference Room, Kirani James Athletic Stadium, Queen’s Park, St. George’s. The opening features remarks from Mr. Titus Antoine, Director of Economic and Technical Cooperation (Ag.), as well as officials from the organising agencies, Global Water Partnership-Caribbean (GWP-C) and the Caribbean Community Climate Change Centre (CCCCC).
Hurricane relief efforts are underway in Abaco and Grand Bahama. Search and recovery efforts continue, as you have probably seen or heard in the news. Shortly, our Partner, the Water and Sewerage Corporation (WSC) of The Bahamas, will start rebuilding the water and sewerage infrastructure.
The Global Water Partnership (GWP) in collaboration with the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), the Caribbean Community Climate Change Centre (CCCCC) and with support from the IDB, will hold a Regional Workshop on “Transformational Climate Resilience Water Project Concepts in Latin America and the Caribbean for the Green Climate Fund.”
Effective, accurate monitoring of Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 6 (Water and Sanitation) is a technical process that requires considerable effort at the local level. Successful monitoring and reporting are contingent on regional circumstance, national institutional arrangements and associated capacities of agencies and ministries therein. As such, region specific adaptations are necessary to enhance existing methodologies toward increased efficacy and functionality at the local level.
Global Water Partnership-Caribbean (GWP-C) has for many years, recognised the critical importance of creating avenues for young people to become involved in water governance and management ventures. Development challenges in the Caribbean will ultimately be inherited by the region’s youth. Young people are providers of solutions and have ideas and energy to act for sustainable development.