On July 6th, 2021, the Global Water Partnership-Caribbean (GWP-C) launched its first-ever Water Academy for Youth (GWP-C WAY). This pilot programme which comes to an end on September 28th, 2021 was specially designed for Caribbean young leaders and professionals between the ages of 20 – 35 years to build their capacity in Integrated Water Resources Management (IWRM).
GWP-C WAY Cohort members are representative of the following twelve (12) countries: Barbados, Belize, Curaçao, Dominica, Grenada, Guyana, Haiti, Jamaica, St. Kitts and Nevis, St. Vincent and the Grenadines, Suriname, and Trinidad and Tobago.
Over the past two (2) months, the Cohort has been exposed to a series of training sessions on IWRM and other areas; one of these being “Storytelling in Water.” This session was facilitated by Dr. Monica Morrison, an international Storytelling, Knowledge Management and Communications expert. As one of their learning assignments within the Academy, participants were asked to develop Caribbean water stories, with the option of submitting their final stories into the GWP-C WAY Story Awards.
One of the GWP-C WAY Story Awards (The People’s Choice Award) will be determined by public votes. We therefore invite YOU to watch or listen to the various Caribbean water stories below, developed by members of the GWP-C WAY Cohort and vote for your favourite stories.
You can vote for as many stories as you wish, but you must use the voting link provided under the respective story, to cast your vote. When you click the unique voting link under each story, you are simply required to enter your/a name, click "Like," then press send. Voting ends on September 20th, 2021 at midnight AST.
GWP-C WAY Water Stories – Cast Your Vote Below for the People’s Choice Award
Story 1: Trinidad Under Siege from Water
Storyteller: Latoyaa Roberts
Story 2: Stopping the Flow
Storyteller: Minerva Gonzalez
Story 3: Pressure Buss Pipe
Storyteller: Colis Allen
Story 4: Taming the Floods, Riding out the Droughts: The Bull Bay Story
Storytellers: Ajani Jacobs, Natalee N. Hutchings and Jevaughn Henry
Story 5: Haiti's 2010 Cholera Outbreak – An International Scandal
Storyteller: Sharda Sammy
Story 6: Rainwater Harvesting – A Voice at Last
Storytellers: Salina Mohammed, Jheuel Carter-Guy & Akil Crichlow
Story 7: Porey Springs Into Action
Storytellers: Amina Desai, Keisha-Ann Belle & Adiel Charles
Story 8: A Dip in a Bucket
Storyteller: Cherisse Maitland
Story 9: Matching Water Supply to Demand in Carriacou
Storytellers: Amiesha Persaud & Amana Hosten
Story 10: Community Flood – An Alternative Reality
Storyteller: Sherlanna Ferret
Story 11: The new normal: Another day another disaster!
Storyteller: Tawakie Richards
Story 12: The Waterless Cries of Moruga
Storytellers: Joshua Prentice, Khadija Stewart & Dareem Jeffrey
Voting for the People’s Choice Award ends on September 20th, 2021 at midnight AST.