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Future-proofing the African young generations for water and climate: the educational side
Event Date: 
Wed, 2021/11/24
Online (Nairobi)

The United Nations Sustainable Development Goal 6 (SDG 6) aims to ensure availability and sustainable management of water and sanitation for all. Water plays a key enabling role in the sustainable development of human and society and therefore is a connector to all SDGs. To attain water security, water education at all levels will have to be enhanced for sustainable sanitation. In this context, UNESCO partnered with China Institute of Water Resources and Hydropower Research (IWHR) to develop a set of cartoon-water-family-based extracurricular reading materials Water Education for children and youth from age 3 to 16. 


These books will be distributed across Africa and used as training materials for teachers and learning materials for school children. A panel discussion is planned during the Africa Water Week to identify gaps, showcase for teaching good practices, exchange lessons learnt on delivering water education in different contexts in Africa. Academia in the water sector, teachers at different stages from across Africa, NGO representatives, the youth and other stakeholders will be invited as panelists.


Additionally, the draft AMCOW Youth Gender and Social inclusion strategy for Africa’s WASH sector will be presented for more feedback, to ensure that it effectively contributes to the achievement of national, regional and global sector goals.


Activities will be organized following the recommendations during the session. 


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