On 8 and 14 December, we hosted two online workshops exploring different ways that civil society and youth groups can influence states and actively participate in the upcoming UN 2023 Water Conference. The two-hour workshops were jointly attended by 150 civil society representatives, community-based organisations (CBOs), social movements and youth activists from across the globe.
The workshops provided a comprehensive overview of what to expect from the UN 2023 Water Conference – one of the most significant events for the international water community in recent decades – while strengthening synergies between civil society and youth groups.
“The participation of civil society represents an indispensable lever for action to respond to the challenges related to good water governance. Associated with the decision-making processes, it is a positive engine capable of creating the necessary impetus for environmental and societal transformations.”
– Sarah Dousse, Executive Director of the International Secretariat for Water (ISW)
The workshops, which took place in English, French and Spanish, were hosted in partnership with International Secretariat for Water Solidarity, the the Butterfly Effect, SIMAVI, the Global Youth Movement for Water, Sanitation and Water for All and Coalition Eau.