Gwp youth strategy 'the wa y forward' bard devos_1 sep
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  • 1. GWP Youth Strategy “The WaY Forward” GWP CP Meeting August 31st 2013
  • 2. * GWP Global Strategy Towards 2020 : contains different youth-related items * GWP Gender Strategy and GWP Youth Strategy
  • 3. GWP Youth Strategy will • Guide GWP in deepening its engagement with youth organizations as partners, and in supporting young water professionals, young leaders, technical actors and entrepreneurs in the water sector. • Be built by Youth for Youth ! () • Consist of strategic goals, accompanied by a proposed set of actions • Serve as a concise framework for future engagement of GWP’s global network with youth, in particular through ‘Youth Action Plans’
  • 4. Strategy Process • Preparation of drafts • Youth Consultation and consultation of Regional and Country Water Partnerships: Young people (networks as well as individuals) are involved through:  Presentation at YWP Conference  Youth Consultation meeting in Gaborone  Consultation meeting at Budapest Summit  Electronic media • Launch of GWP Youth Strategy : end of 2013
  • 5. Strategic Goals • Goal 1 – Catalysing change through integrating youth in the water sector  enhance the participation of youth in water resource management processes and good governance by supporting the activities of local youth organizations, with technical as well as strategy advice and support • Goal 2 – Developing capacity beyond generations • Goal 3 – Empowering Youth to become agents of change • Goal 4 – Building intergenerational partnerships
  • 6. Strategic Goals • Goal 1 – Catalysing change through integrating youth in the water sector • Goal 2 – Developing capacity beyond generations  organize seminars and workshops for young water professionals to stimulate exchange between young water professionals, between young and senior professionals which stimulates life-long-learning and contributes to ensure that capacity building is a continuous process  Integrate Youth in the Knowledge Chain • Goal 3 – Empowering Youth to become agents of change • Goal 4 – Building intergenerational partnerships
  • 7. Strategic Goals • Goal 1 – Catalysing change through integrating youth in the water sector • Goal 2 – Developing capacity beyond generations • Goal 3 – Empowering Youth to become agents of change  partner with relevant youth networks, to set up funds for providing small grant opportunities to young entrepreneurs with water sector projects  assist national and international institutions in developing financing plans for youth entrepreneurship in water resources management  assist youth to formalize associations, in order to enhance their legitimacy and enable them to receive public funds and/or enter into valid contracts with other public institutions, e.g., municipalities • Goal 4 – Building intergenerational partnerships
  • 8. Strategic Goals • Goal 1 – Catalysing change through integrating youth in the water sector • Goal 2 – Developing capacity beyond generations • Goal 3 – Empowering Youth to become agents of change • Goal 4 – Building intergenerational partnerships  GWPO, Regional and Country Water Partnerships complete their governance structure to include a youth body (Youth Focal Points), in charge of coordinating youth-related activities and communication
  • 9. Implementation • Appointment of Youth Focal Points at Country and Regional level, as well as ‘youth councils’ • Youth Action Plans • Permanent Monitoring / Mid-term evaluation