What does Our Water Need?
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.
The Youth Advisory Board (YAB) is a volunteer program for young professionals ages 19-29 to support the school program across Canada. Since 2016 four cohorts of YAB members have engaged over 8000+ youth in water learning projects! While volunteering to deliver workshops for youth, YAB members are also trained and mentored to develop professional transferable skills.
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:
The response to the Call for Learning Leads was amazing and there were many exceptional submissions. We selected 21 Learning Leads with diverse skill building projects from across Canada and the United States. Blogs will be released where you can read and explore the Learning Leads projects and how they’re developing their skill.