Side Event 3: “Young water professionals”

Time: 19/06/2018, 13:30-15:45

Venue: National Library, hall 303, 3rd Floor

Organizers: German Kazakh-University(GKU), World Bank, Center for Mediterranean Integration (CMI)



The International Decade for Action: Water for Sustainable Development 2018-2028 aims to further improve cooperation, partnership and capacity development in response to the ambitious 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.

The High-Level International Conference on the International Decade for Action “Water for Sustainable Development”, 2018-2028, to be held on 20-22 June 2018 in Dushanbe seeks to involve a wider range of stakeholders, communities and major groups in the process of discussing the ways of achieving SDG 6 and other water-related goals, awarenessraising on the Water Decade, gathering ideas and best practices, pursuing advocacy, networking and promoting partnerships and action on implementation of solutions to water-related issues.

Since The High-Level International Conference is of a high significant for the region it is important to involve all stakeholders including youth.

Youth is a motivating force of the society and can present a different lens with which to look at and understand water challenges in the region and how we can more effectively respond to them.

Using the official launch of the new water decade to organize this joint cross regional meeting among the Central Asian and MENA region youth networks is essential to ensure continuous support for young water professionals and exchange experiences from different regions. Including youth in the decade is both symbolic and essential for the success of the decade and the 2030 Sustainable development agenda.