Waterlution is pleased to host its first virtual WIL Global focus Lebanon 2021 event which will provide young leaders across the globe with an opportunity to collaborate on solving WaSH Challenges in Informal Settlements in Lebanon.
In 2020, Waterlution delivered an outstanding Water Innovation Lab in Lebanon with 60 participants and 20+ expert resource guests. Following the success of WIL Lebanon 2020, Waterlution has expanded this specific program to include a global audience. 2021 will focus on the water challenges that exist in refugee informal settlements in Lebanon.
OUR GLOBAL Water CHALLENGES need
Waterlution’s global Water Innovation Labs are front-running, immersive leadership development experiences designed to accelerate collaborative innovation, fast-track global knowledge sharing and devise new innovations that improve water security and support emerging leaders (18-35 yrs) to implement SDG targets connected to water in their organizations and projects. With leadership training at its core, WIL Global experiences equip the next generation of young water researchers, policy-makers, and waterpreneurs with mindsets and skillsets for beyond 2021: collaboration, creativity, global-engagement, complex problem solving, and impact-oriented thinking. Our groundbreaking, cross-sector, cross-disciplinary approach has become a proven new model for global engagement, co-innovation leadership, and a catalyst for co-created change. Now more than ever, the skills we train on during WIL are timely for an ever adapting world, one that has increased stress on water resources, and a great need to creatively look for solutions that address the cultural, economic, social and environmental aspects intertwined with water management across the globe.
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Community building exercises for participants to get better acquainted and build their networks; online sessions focused on water availability and vulnerability
Accessibility to sanitation services, and challenges in solid waste management and environmental stressors
Participants will be given the space to collaborate, problem solve, and co-create innovative solutions to the challenges shared within the program
Participants will be given the opportunity to receive feedback from experts in the field and explore the next steps in implementing their ideas
WIL Global focus Lebanon 2021 will be delivered in English.
In early May, WIL Lebanon 2021 will open applications and will be delivered in Arabic.
Certificates will be offered to participants who attend a minimum of 3 live sessions outlining the topics covered in this innovation lab.
4 weekly sessions held on Wednesdays at
4:00 pm lebanon | 3:00 pm cet | 9:00 am EST
+ 1 x closing session on Friday, May 7
WIL Global focus Lebanon 2021 has structured the program schedule aligned with UNICEF’s WaSH Assessment Platform Report 2020 and four themes that will be covered:
Addressing the challenges of water in Informal Settlements in Lebanon based on the indirect accessibility, unavailability, unclear source,and deteriorated water quality.
Tackling sanitation in Informal Settlements in Lebanon with limited access to latrines, no connection to Wastewater network ,nor treatment facility.
Framing the environmental impact on Informal Settlements in Lebanon under natural emergencies and hazardous disposals.
Exploring the impact of solid waste on Informal Settlements with insufficient SW collection nor management.
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