Available Water-Related Youth Opportunities and Grants

Global Water Partnership-Caribbean (GWP-C) encourages Caribbean youth to check out the following youth opportunities:

Become one of the International Water Resources Association (IWRA) World Water Envoys

Are you a youth representative passionate about water resources and making a difference in your community?

Share your story and stand a chance to become one of the International Water Resources Association (IWRA) World Water Envoys who will showcase the difficult water issues they face, and the solutions they are exploring when it comes to balancing the water needs of humans and nature during the XVIII World Water Congress in Beijing, China, 2023!

Awards and Benefits included for Winners:

  • One economy round-trip ticket to Beijing, China.
  • Accommodation including breakfast from 10 – 15 September 2023.
  • Travel insurance for the duration of the trip.
  • Full registration to the Congress, including all lunches, and a ticket to the gala dinner.
  • One-year free Gold membership to IWRA.

Apply by October 21st, 2022. Learn more about the programme and how to apply here: https://lnkd.in/gEHJmQd6.

Youth Grant on Loss and Damage

Through the Loss and Damage Youth Coalition’s partnership with the Climate Justice Resilience Fund, it will support ten (10) organisations with $10,000 and one (1) organisation with $50,000 to enhance their efforts in addressing loss and damage.

As a result, it calls on organisations from the global north and south to apply.

Thematic Areas include:

  • Recovery and Rehabilitation: This includes projects that aim to restore houses, infrastructure, ecosystems, and livelihoods after extreme weather events and protect the communities.
  • Relocation and resettlement of affected communities: This includes projects that seek to construct alternative livelihoods for communities located in extreme weather-prone areas or to support communities facing climate migration.
  • Addressing non-economic loss and damage effects: These are projects that aim to address effects such as loss of cultural heritage, loss of community knowledge, and loss of natural heritage.
  • Addressing the economic loss and damage effects: These projects aim to strengthen the economic well-being of the community facing climate change impacts by offering or spreading financial protection.
  • Education/Storytelling/Public Awareness projects: These projects aim to increase access to education in affected communities, and strengthen the ability of a community to share their existing action to address loss and damage in a manner that calls to escalate the existing impact.

For more information, please go to this link. The application deadline is October 20th, 2022.