GWP-C Water Academy for Youth (GWP-C WAY) – Applications are open!

Youth are not just the future; they are also the present! Young people of the Caribbean are a powerful force that can ignite positive change and bring visibility to the challenges that affect us collectively.

Global Water Partnership-Caribbean (GWP-C) sees the value in creating opportunities and initiatives that support “youth-led sustainable solutions to Caribbean water issues.” With the aim of tapping into the potential of the region’s youth, GWP-C is pleased to announce the launch of the first-ever GWP-C Water Academy for Youth (GWP-C WAY) for the 2021 Cohort.

GWP-C WAY is a carefully crafted July-September (3-month) programme for twenty (20) Caribbean young leaders and professionals. These young persons should have a keen interest in better understanding water-related problems, as well as formulating and implementing possible sustainable and innovative solutions to water-related Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) challenges. Particularly those that affect their immediate (local) environment, through the application of effective water management and practical skills sharing.  

At the end of the programme, the two (2) top alumni {Integrated Water Resources Management (IWRM) Ambassadors} will be further engaged by placing them as short-term fellows within the GWP-C partnership network.

The Objectives of the GWP-C WAY are to:

  • Provide capacity-building opportunities to empower young Caribbean leaders to influence holistic positive action to address IWRM related challenges in a Caribbean context.
  • Support young Caribbean leaders through theme-specific pairing (mentoring) with our regional partners to address local water-related issues.
  • Establish at least one (1) youth IWRM focal point per participating country.
  • Integrate into our network two (2) GWP-C WAY IWRM Ambassadors and the GWP-C National Youth IWRM Focal Points to represent youth at national and regional activities and to contribute to the successful implementation of GWP-C’s regional and country-level activities.
  • Promote action by youth through evidence-based interventions, utilising the knowledge and problem-solving skills acquired from the GWP-C WAY.


We encourage participation from persons who fit the following criteria:

  • Young person from the Caribbean between 20 and 35 years old at the time of application.
  • Education attained should be an associate degree or higher.
  • Young Caribbean leaders with an interest in water-related issues.
  • Proficient and able to effectively communicate in English.
  • Citizen and resident of a Caribbean/CARICOM country.
  • Committed to the completion of the programme and its expected outputs.

Apply Now!

Interested candidates for the 2021 GWP-C WAY must apply using this online form: by June 23rd, 2021 at midnight Atlantic Standard Time (AST).

Successful candidates will be notified one (1) week prior to the start of the Academy. The anticipated start date of the GWP-C WAY is July 6th, 2021 with an end date of September 22nd, 2021. Download the GWP-C WAY Brief for more detailed information on the structure of the programme and the various training areas. Some of these capacity building sessions include:

  • Integrated Water Resources Management (IWRM)
  • Storytelling
  • Business Development and Entrepreneurship
  • Problem-Solving through Innovation
  • Scientific Writing
  • Proposal/Concept Note Writing
  • Practical and Hands-On Activities/Projects

Contact Us

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