What does Our Water Need?
WIL Lebanon FeaturedProjects in Action
Global CollaboratorsWaterlution Network
Youth Storytelling ExhibitSchool Programs
Commitment to Diversityin the water sector
UNICEF Lebanon addresses water access, water quality, and climate-related stressors through an array of methods, including those that involve youth-led innovation. UNICEF WASH and Youth teams have partnered with a Canadian-based non-profit organisation, Waterlution, to support youth-led innovative solutions for improved WASH services across Lebanon through Water Innovation Labs (WIL Lebanon).
WIL Lebanon has had three innovation lab events dedicated to finding solutions developed by Lebanese and Arab youth entrepreneurs to address Lebanon’s complex water issues. Waterlution aims to empower youth throughout these labs by developing innovative solutions, fostering leadership skills, and exposing youth to the water sector’s systemic challenges.
To infuse energy, reignite, reconnect, and enhance knowledge mobilization across regions and the globe, Waterlution is developing mechanisms to enhance and support the Waterlution network. We are excited and proud to announce the cumulation of our community into The Global Water Collaborators Network. Anchored in monthly themes that will drive a deeper dive across our media platforms and blogs, the Network will increase global knowledge sharing, connect passionate young leaders, and build bridges across sectors.
A travelling textile based installation that showcases outstanding water stories and creations submitted into Waterlution’s Young Water Speaks Youth Storytelling Contest.
2020-2021 virtual classroom/group workshops led by the Youth Advisory Board
Special topic workshops included:
With our local partner, Girl Move Academy, based in Nampula, Northern Mozambique, together we are testing a new gender equality and WASH capacity building programme focusing on the principles of permaculture, leadership in adolescent girls and community engagement in Bairro Marrere, Nampula, Northern Mozambique. The interlinkages of water, health, gender, innovation and education will be investigated, building a resilient and inclusive school environment that ensures safe learning atmosphere for students (particularly girls, ages 12-15) in the context of COVID-19 and beyond.
Please note the following statement contains difficult content regarding residential schools in Canada. Indigenous survivors and their family in need of support can contact the Indian Residential Schools Crisis Line at any time 24/7:
Waterlution is committed to diversity. Diverse water experiences, perspectives and knowledge are drivers of collaborative water innovation and solving complex problems. The inclusion of Indigenous water knowledge is a priority across our organization, along with serving women and LGBTQ2S+ people who are often underrepresented in the water sector.
Equity is important to us. Waterlution recognizes there are barriers for Indigneous people and other underrepresented groups. Waterlution designs all our projects and programs to remove barriers, and continually improves our offerings to best serve underrepresented groups.
Waterlution recognizes the trauma of our Indigenous friends and partners as unmarked graves of children continue to be uncovered at former Residential School sites across Turtle Island. As a settler organization, we are humbled by how much kindness, authenticity and humour has been shared with us by Indigenous Elders, community leaders, team members, educators and youth as they impart us with cultural teachings and water knowledge. Waterlution has made a donation to the residential school survivors society and we encourage many others to learn more and make a donation .
OUR WATER NEEDS CONNECTION
Discover the 2021 Learning Leads diverse skill building projects from across Canada and the United States.
Our network aims to increase global knowledge sharing, connect passionate young leaders, and build bridges across sectors.