9th World Water Forum - Youth Space Side Event - Stories on water infrastructures and pathways for solutions
This panel is part of a series of intergenerational dialogues organized for 3 years by the Geneva Water Hub, the International Secretariat for Water and the World Youth Parliament for Water to foster youth engagement on the thematic of water and peace.
Approximately two billion people live in areas affected by armed conflict, where the destruction of water infrastructure is increasingly common. As noted by the ICRC and UNICEF reports, the consequences for the most vulnerable communities are severe. When water and sanitation services are disrupted, water-borne diseases and epidemics proliferate. To address this emergency, the Geneva Water Hub will host a high-level panel on March 22 entitled “Protection of Water and Water Infrastructure before, during and after Armed Conflict. It is in the wake of this event that the co-organizers would like to conduct a session exploring the impact on youth, but also the role that youth can play in protecting infrastructure and promote peace. The session will feature three dialogues between experts and youth leaders from fragile areas, conflict and violence contexts.
The event flyer is available below.