Valuing our Water – Investing in the Next Generation
From March 22nd to 24th, the United Nations will host its 2023 Water Conference in New York. Midway through the UN Decade for Action on Water and Sanitation (2018–2028), the 2023 UN Water Conference is a midterm review of accomplishments, shortcomings and lessons learned from non-governmental organizations, civil society activists, academic partners, private sector stakeholders and philanthropic organizations, amongst others. Co-hosted by the governments of Tajikistan and Netherlands, the Conference will orient the dialogue on five key themes: water for health, water for sustainable development, water for climate, resilience and environment, water for cooperation and the water action decade.
Name of the session: Valuing our Water – Investing in the Next Generation
Format: Presentation and ensuing moderated discussions from multi-sectoral partners, with interactive audience participation.
Date: Monday 20 March, 10 a.m.
This virtual side event will be co-hosted by the One Drop Foundation and the American Farm School (AFS), to share insights and experiences on water resources management and the intersection with food production, by applying methods of holistic and experiential learning. The AFS is based in Thessaloniki, Greece and was established in 1904 dedicated to educating youth and adults in sustainable farming and livelihoods for economic development in Greece. The One Drop Foundation was established in 2007 by Cirque du Soleil and Lune Rouge founder Guy Lalliberté, with the goal of ensuring sustainable access to safe water, sanitation and hygiene for communities facing extreme barriers, through innovative partnerships and the power of art. Applying a systemic approach to WASH programing, One Drop supports design and implementation of Social Art for Behaviour Change™ to address psycho-social determinants in building capacity and sustaining interventions. The two organizations will present case examples highlighting the importance of mobilizing young Leaders of Change in water management, conservation and sustainability, and engage the audience through interactive, creative participatory virtual tools. Join us, and learn from two distinct, yet aligned, organizations that are valuing our water alongside future generations!
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