Call for World Water Council Youth Delegates

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The World Water Council (WWC) is an international multi-stakeholder platform. It was established in 1996 on the initiative of renowned water specialists and international organizations, in response to an increasing concern about world water issues from the global community. The World Water Council’s mission is to promote awareness, build political commitment and trigger action on critical water issues at all levels, including the highest decision-making level, to facilitate the efficient conservation, protection, development, planning, management and use of water in all its dimensions on an environmentally sustainable basis for the benefit of all life on earth. By providing a platform to encourage debates and exchanges of experience, the Council aims to reach a common strategic vision on water resources and water services management amongst all stakeholders in the water community. In the process, the Council also catalyzes initiatives and activities, whose results converge toward its flagship product, the World Water Forum.

The World Water Council is committed to strengthen the role of youth for water security, adaptation, and sustainability.

The WWC is planning to strengthen Youth engagement into the work of its Board of Governors (BoG). As per its By-Law 4.1.9: “Youth Delegates are appointed by the Board after an open process of candidature and selection. They are not required to pay membership fees and are not allowed to vote, but may fully participate, as Observers, in meetings. No more than 4 Youth Delegates will be named, following an open candidature process. The organizations to which they belong should be international and address youth and water issues. Delegates should be aged 18 to 35 and their nomination is valid for one mandate.”

The four delegates will be representatives of their region and have demonstrated experience and networks to showcase this. One of the candidates will be selected from the 8th World Water Forum host country – Brazil.

Responsibilities for the Youth Delegates will include engagement in the Board of Governors’ Task Forces, connecting Youth to the 8th World Water Forum process, Involvement in the Council’s public communication, proposing concrete actions to complement the work of the World Water Council tasks forces and working groups, and other activities as designed in collaboration with the Council Secretariat and the Youth Delegate Liaison.

Before you begin to fill this form, please carefully read the eligibility criteria:

• You are between the ages of 18 and 35 years old.
• You are a member of an internationally oriented organization demonstrating interest for water and youth.
• You have demonstrated leadership in promoting action on water issues in your organization/communities.
• You have experience and/or interest in speaking/advocating.
• You have a strong command of the English language.
• You are familiar with the mission and goals of the World Water Council.
• You are willing and available to participate in the 8th World Water Forum in Brasilia and to support the work of the World Water Council.