Advocacy and Awareness raising

Youth delegates on the Road to the UN2023 Water Decade Conference

On 24th October 2022, leaders of the Global Youth Movement for Water participated in the stakeholder consultation on the preparation of the United Nations 2023 Water Conference, alongside an estimated 1200 other stakeholders from across the water arena, in person and online. Held at the UN Headquarters in New York, the stakeholder dialogue aimed at … Continue reading Youth delegates on the Road to the UN2023 Water Decade Conference

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Civil society at the 9th World Water Forum in Dakar

The World Water Forum ended on March 25, 2022. On the occasion of this major event of the water sector, the coalition of NGOs and CSOs for water – the Butterfly Effect – were mobilized through its members to support the involvement and active participation of civil society both in the preparatory process and at … Continue reading Civil society at the 9th World Water Forum in Dakar

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CIVIL SOCIETY’S WAKE-UP CALL TO TACKLE THE GLOBAL WATER CRISIS

Water is the major social and ecological issue of the 21st century. All stakeholders acknowledge the significant challenges we face in implementing the human rights to water and sanitation and in managing our water resources in an equitable and sustainable way. Although water is primarily managed locally, the water crisis is GLOBAL: the entire international … Continue reading CIVIL SOCIETY’S WAKE-UP CALL TO TACKLE THE GLOBAL WATER CRISIS

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Regional Advocacy Workshops

The international civil society coalition – the Butterfly Effect – co-organized a series of regional advocacy workshops for NGOs and CSOs active in the water sector between November and December 2021. These workshops are part of a broader influencing process carried by the coalition and aiming to enable civil society to speak with a strong … Continue reading Regional Advocacy Workshops

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Synthesis of the global advocacy consultation

The Butterfly Effect launched a consultation process this summer 2021 to gather a set of advocacy messages representing the voices and priorities expressed by NGOs and CSOs active in the water sector at the global level. In total, 44 contributions from NGOs and CSOs around the world were received. The following synthesis presents the results … Continue reading Synthesis of the global advocacy consultation

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SWWW 2021 – Multidimensional Role of Youth in Building Resilience

This year, for the Stockholm World Water Week (SWWW2021), the International Secretariat for Water (ISW) and partners committed to promoting greater youth engagement in the water sector. The session “Multidimensional Role of Youth in Building Resilience” brought together a diverse audience to discuss this crucial issue. About the session Expertise comes in all shapes, ages, … Continue reading SWWW 2021 – Multidimensional Role of Youth in Building Resilience

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Geneva Peace Week 2020 – Intergenerational Dialogue on the Role of Water in Environmental Peacebuilding

On November 6, we participated in the entirely virtual version of Geneva Peace Week 2020. This normally face-to-face event brought together thousands of participants and 38 international organizations for discussions and presentations on the role that everyone has to play in conflict resolution and peacekeeping. In partnership with the Geneva Water Hub and the Environmental … Continue reading Geneva Peace Week 2020 – Intergenerational Dialogue on the Role of Water in Environmental Peacebuilding

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EauMega2020 – Attendance of members of Youth Parliaments for Water

We congratulate David Lindao Caizaguano and Flavien Vaille, Members of the European Youth Parliament for Water and Hisseine Ngague, member of the World Youth Parliament for Water, for being selected as a member of the Youth Steering Committee of the UNESCO conference “Water, Megacities and Global Change”, which will take place from 1 to 4 December … Continue reading EauMega2020 – Attendance of members of Youth Parliaments for Water

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