UNESCO Groundwater Youth Network (GWYN) - Call for interest

UNESCO Groundwater Youth Network (GWYN) - Call for interest

UNESCO Groundwater Youth Network (GWYN) - Call for interest

Youth being a priority group for UNESCO, the Division Water Sciences is committed to engaging with youth and young scientists as knowledge holders, change- makers and leaders that contribute to addressing water security. In this framework, the Groundwater and Settlement Section (GSS) of the Water Sciences Division of UNESCO is proposing to create a Groundwater Youth Network.

Objectives of the GWYN

• Give young professionals an opportunity to be included in decision-making processes by sharing their ideas, experiences and good practices;

• Develop young participants professionally through capacity building programmes;

• Serve as advocacy mechanism on behalf of young professionals to promote the youth participation in internationally Groundwater activities;

• Identify key joint priorities and plans to implement initiatives related to Groundwater and Youth;

• Provide a platform to share technical and operational recommendations and solutions to integrate the youth perspective in the preparation of UNESCO-IHP’s activities and events related to Groundwater.

How to apply

The applicant should:

  1. be aged between 18 and 35
  2. belong to an active youth-led network or organization whose activities include addressing Groundwater
  3. have knowledge and/or experience (in Groundwater) that can potentially bring benefit to a newly established Groundwater Youth Network
  4. be willing to devote sufficient time to (~4 hours per month) the affairs of the Groundwater Youth Network
  5. possess good communication skills
  6. be willing to work in a team environment
  7. be willing to work once GWYN is created

Interested candidates are welcomed to send their CVs accompanied by a 5-line paragraph explaining why they would like to be part of the Groundwater Youth Network and how this will benefit from their participation, before 31st January 2022, through the following link >> https://forms.office.com/r/z2ixg2FC7E

Why you should apply

For the duration of their engagement, the members of the Network will be working closely with professionals, academics, scientists, operators (both from public and private sector), civil society and policy makers, while being extensively exposed to high-profile dialogue and network of experts from all over the world.

Furthermore, the network members will be involved in the post planned activities related work to define its outcomes and results, while having the chance to involve their respective youth network in the follow-up actions.

Participating in GWYN will also be an opportunity to exchange with young professionals from all over the world interested in Groundwater issues, and to strengthen their professional network. To know more about the GWYN, please read the Network’s Concept note from here.

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