[CLOSED] SIWI and ARUP continues to support inclusion of Young Professionals in international processes

SIWI and ARUP have teamed up to help Young Professionals attending World Water Week 2019  – as participants, volunteers, speakers or rapporteurs!

The financial support initiative is designed to help improve the engagement and participation of young professionals in the important decision making, ideas sharing and knowledge brokering aspects of the Week.

Last year, the group of successful applicants met nearly perfect gender balance and represented 12 countries from Africa, Asia, Oceania and South America.

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We encourage all young professionals interested in water and sustainability between the ages of 18–35 to apply for this opportunity.

To view details and apply click here!

Deadline for submission is March 31, 2019

For questions, please contact: Ms. Cajsa Larsson, content manager, World Water Week and Prizes, at cajsa.larsson@siwi.org.

SIWI commit to supporting engagement, empowerment, and ensuring inclusive opportunities for young people in water governance processes in their communities, as well as in national and international decision-making forums. For young people developing professional capacities in water issues, we commit to maintaining platforms, creating opportunities, and ensuring diverse youth perspectives are broadly represented.


“It is a fantastic opportunity for youths to represent their voices in the global arena. It is also an excellent opportunity to interact with experts and YPs from other nations.”

“You get to listen to a wide range of perceptions and from people all ages and backgrounds about water. It also helps you feel like you have a voice and position in all water discussions.”

“There are many benefits of being a Young Professional at the World Water Week. First, this was a one of a kind opportunity of joining such high-level event (normally young professionals, especially from the global south, do not have the chance/funds/opportunity to engage in such events). In this context, the benefits are many: networking, getting to know many organizations from the water sector, finding job opportunities, making our voices heard, creating long-lasting friendships, i.a.”