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Awareness raising and preventive measures in Sughd Oblast, Tajikistan

At a time when 4.5 billion people worldwide were being confined in response to the rapid spread of the COVID19 virus, ISW, with the support of Swiss Cooperation, joined forces with the Ministries of Health and Education of Tajikistan to put in place a rapid action plan on preventing the spread of the virus. Seeking … Continue reading Awareness raising and preventive measures in Sughd Oblast, Tajikistan

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The European Youth Parliament for Water signs the manifesto of the EU Water Alliance

ISW-SWE and its European Youth Parliament for Water (EYPW)  have joined the EU Water Alliance, and as such, have contributed to the drafting of its new Manifesto ”Opportunity and necessity for Europe to build Water-Smart society and circular economy”.    With this manifesto, the EU Water Alliance aims to highlight the urgent water challenges facing Europe … Continue reading The European Youth Parliament for Water signs the manifesto of the EU Water Alliance

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Innovation Water Week

 The President of the European Youth Parliament for Water (EYPW), Hasmik  Barseghyan, will be participating as a speaker to the ‘’Water Innovation Europe’s Water Week’’. Representing youth and civil society voices, Hasmik will be discussing the contribution of those groups in the Water Europe’s position paper on the COVID19.   Taking place from June 22nd to the 26th, 2020, the Innovation Water Week will be held entirely online. It will be providing online … Continue reading Innovation Water Week

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Call for projects

Call for Projects Global Youth Take Action Step up. Innovate. Act. As the world faces a global health emergency, the vital importance of integrated and sustainable water management is emphasized. All over the world, youth have stepped up and mobilized to lend a helping hand to those most in need by proposing inspiring, creative, and … Continue reading Call for projects

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SWE and the EYPW join Water Europe, for a water smart society

We have become a member of Water Europe, a platform initiated by the European Commission and working towards a transition to a European water smart society. Today, Water Europe (WE) is the voice and promoter of innovation and research and development in the field of water in Europe.   ISW-SWE and the European Parliament of … Continue reading SWE and the EYPW join Water Europe, for a water smart society

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Tender award – large-scale water & sanitation programme in Tajikistan

We are proud to announce that we will continue to contribute to accelerating the implementation of SDG 6 on water and sanitation in Tajikistan!     We have won a new contract from the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC)to improve the access to water and sanitation for all as well as hygiene behaviors in the Syr Darya River basin. The first phase of the CHF 7,789,000 programme will last until 2024, with further phases to follow. Switzerland intends to contribute a total of CHF 20 million over the next 12 years.   This new programme builds on past experiences developed in partnership with the SDC where we worked in close cooperation with citizens in pilot villages in Uzbekistan and Tajikistan to help them to build and manage their own drinking water supply systems.    This new project focuses on access to drinking water and sanitation on equal footage and includes a major technical assistance component designed to … Continue reading Tender award – large-scale water & sanitation programme in Tajikistan

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Water ChangeMakers Awards

We are proud to support a new initiative of the Global Water Partnership, the Water ChangeMakers Awards, which aim to highlight those who have shaped water-related decisions that contribute to building water and climate resilience.   Launched on World Water Day, 22 March, the initiative brings together nearly 20 partner organizations – the youth network we run, the World Youth Parliament … Continue reading Water ChangeMakers Awards

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World Wetlands Day – with the Mohawk Council of Akwesasne

We were in Akwesasne on February 2nd, 2020, to celebrate alongside the Mohawk Council of Akwesasne, the World Wetlands Day. A tradition held since 1971 on the adaption of the Convention of Wetlands – last Sunday was a beautiful opportunity to raise awareness on the importance of wetlands in Canada and around the world.    We held a booth … Continue reading World Wetlands Day – with the Mohawk Council of Akwesasne

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#WaterGeneration : Launching a Global Youth Hub

  Wednesday November 28th, the International Secretariat for Water, in partnership with Montreal International , launched its new ”Global hub for Youth and Water”. The launch ceremony, which happened at the Maison du développement durable gathered over 70 guests : decision-makers, youth and members of the international community of Montreal. It followed the workshop “WaterGeneration … Continue reading #WaterGeneration : Launching a Global Youth Hub

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