Young Friends of the Earth Europe is a grassroots network of young people and youth organizations working collectively for social and environmental justice on a local, national, and European level. Their common understanding of the world unites us, and we take action on climate change, food, agriculture, and education for sustainability. They campaign on today's most urgent environmental and social issues.
VIVA CON AGUA de Sankt Pauli e.V. is a non-profit organization committed to ensuring that all people worldwide have access to clean drinking water. They promote water projects and actions at home and abroad. In Germany, their main goal is to activate the civil society and sensitize people for the global issues of clean drinking water and basic access to sanitation
A community finds its strength in its shared beliefs, traditions, practices, etc. and thus, disregarding it while striving towards disaster resilient sustainable development makes no sense at all. The objective of this project is to “incorporate the dimension of cultural heritage in the contemporary approaches of community-based disaster risk management (CBDRM) and establish that CBDRM is not merely limited to disaster response”. The envisaged outcome of the project is to foster capacity building by ‘designing a hand-book for the decision-makers in the government as well as the young professionals, focussing on the true potential of cultural heritage in CBDRM approaches which is not restricted to merely disaster response but overarchingly inculcates the idea of using cultural heritage for disaster risk management and climate change adaptation’. The project is based in Assam, India; where the impact of floods is huge and every year people have to suffer a lot due to the floods.
Initiative for implementing water and sanitation as a fundamental human right in the Constitution of Macedonia.
The Rights of water Campaign was launched by Alberto Tiraferri, Associate Professor at Politecnico di Torino (Italy). The main goal of the Campaign is to draft a Declaration of Water Rights to grant specific rights to water, and to consider it as a subject with ontological value, not as a mere object. Other than drafting the Declaration of Water rights, we hope to promote a new ecological and civil culture to discipline once again the relationship between water and human beings, thus deconstructing the idea that man is the owner of water, a belief that has long justified an abuse and improper use of the water element. Thanks to the work of Professor Alberto Tiraferri and of the philosopher Leonardo Caffo, a Preamble of the Declaration was already drafted in nine different languages. Except for the Preamble, the Declaration will be formulated thanks to the crucial contribution of the community: using the dedicated section available on the website, it is possible to share any proposals on what rights should be granted to water!
The objectives of this research are: (1) to improve access on safe and clean drinking water for the rural area, (2) to analyze water utility for every household, (3) to enhance women’s participation in water management, (4) to analyze women’s participation on water management system through operate water treatment system. The output of this research is developing a portable drinking water treatment system in the rural area, The study area of research was conducted in Sungai Rengas Village in West Borneo, Indonesia.
Community-based organization of civil society, working for the construction of peace through environmental conservation, decarbonization against climate change and sustainable development. Aims to support different innovative projects, involving local communities in a meaningful way, to develop the Action Campaign for the Sustainable Development Goals.
The Indonesian Green Action Forum (IGAF) is a national ecological platform which engages children, youths, and local communities to take actions for sustainable environment. This platform has engaged more than 3000 Indonesia people (children, youths, and local communities) for actualizing ecological initiatives into actions. This platform has executed more than 60 kinds of eco-projects financed by the United Nations agencies, and now is progressing on water and sanitation issues.
The Water Youth Network (WYN) and Global Facility for Disaster Reduction and Recovery (GFDRR), with support from the Natural Environment Research Council (NERC), FM Global, and NASA, organised the Interdisciplinary Pressure Cooker Event on Risk Communication during the 2018 Understanding Risk Forum in Mexico City on May 14th and 15th, 2018. Thirty-five young professionals and researchers, representing 13 countries and a range of disciplines, came together at this event to address risk communication challenges in the Mexican municipalities of Iztapalapa in Mexico City and Dzilam de Bravo in Yucatán. The challenges were prepared collaboratively by the organisers, local-level stakeholders, Mexican-based researchers, and a team of mentors composed of different topic-specific specialists. The event aimed to build the capacity of these young professionals and researchers to work across disciplines and co-develop innovative risk communication solutions.
We have worked on community approaches to survey the vast Argentine territory. Understanding each place, its culture, its language and work in an articulated way with local references to reach each corner. Providing solutions and tools to leave sustainable answers and transform the quality of life of entire communities. Today, together with Proyecto Agua Segura, we managed to materialize everything that I wanted so much, reaching more than 70,000 children in rural areas. Our interventions take place mostly in schools and community centers, where most of our direct beneficiaries are children from 3 to 12 years old. Also, women have strong participation in our educational exchanges learning new healthy habits and becoming active change agents in their families and communities.
Safe & Affordable Drinking Water
Sanitation & Hygiene
Integrated Water Resources Management
Protect & Restore Water Related Ecosystems
Expand International Cooperation & Capacity-Building
Disaster Risk Reduction
YouKnoW! is a virtual space for collaboration founded on collective wisdom towards today’s water challenges. It’s an online centralized dynamic database where youth-led organizations are able to connect with a vibrant community. Just with the click of a mouse on our interactive world map, you will have access to knowledge from projects aimed at solving water issue & sharing of successful and innovative water practices.
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What do art, water and science have in common? They are all connected in one purpose: human development. The YouKnoW! platform launched its first Art+Science competition during the months of February and March. The YouKnoW! team wanted to celebrate World Water Day...read more
There is no doubt that we all face challenges when organizing events related to any topic. Dajana and Andi were part of the team which organized the International Student Conference of Civil Engineering 2018 in Tirana, Albania. Guess what? They faced challenges which...read more
Through the effort and passion of young women Ame o Tucunduba was born as an organization in 2016. We do educational practices aimed at youth, to increase the participatory management of the Tucunduba river basin. We believe that young people can and should be a...read more
From total oppression to student organizing international conferences in one generation: How Albania youth are more international than ever. By: Hector Nava (firstname.lastname@example.org) In the small and not so well-known country of Albania, engineering students...read more
GOING TO SCHOOL IS EASIER FOR LETICIA “I had to go every morning and fetch water before going to school..." That is what Leticia, Eleventh grade student at ‘’College Aquaben” a school located in Libreville town, Gabon, told us and went on "...My parents noticed that...read more
What you see above is the new design of the YouKnoW! map - which we are incredibly proud of! The YouKnoW! platform in it's new and shiny format has been relaunched at Stockholm World Water Week 2018. For that we started with an introductory talk by Philip Kruse about...read more