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Every year, World Water Day draws the world’s attention to key global water issues. World Water Day 2019 will focus on Water and Migration. Youth has an important role to play in working towards regional water security and increased water awareness. Young people are involved in innovative water-related projects and research around the Mediterranean and are key to securing a more sustainable water future in the region. Youth also has an essential role to play in creating a more inclusive Mediterranean for migrants and refugees.
To amplify the voice of regional youth on this topic, the Center for Mediterranean Integration (CMI) is launching the third edition of its Mediterranean youth workshop on Water and Migration. In the run-up to this workshop, the third edition of the “Mediterranean Water Heroes” youth contest will offer young water activists from around the Mediterranean the opportunity to showcase their innovative work on water and migration.
Find out more about the previous CMI World Water Day youth workshop editions here (2017) and here (2018).
The Center for Mediterranean Integration (CMI) is leading the contest in collaboration with its Water Hub partners (French Development Agency, German Development Agency, European Investment Bank, CIHEAM, World Bank, Plan Bleu) and the CMI-managed Mediterranean Youth Water network (MedYWat).
Contest prizes will be determined by CMI in collaboration with the Water Hub over the coming months. The selected contest winners will be offered a speaking role in the different World Water Day 2019 workshop sessions in Marrakech, Morocco as well as:
Other selected participants will also be invited to participate in the workshop in March 2019.
CMI encourages applications from a wide range of backgrounds, including young water activists, entrepreneurs and researchers. Applicants are invited to submit their innovative work around the following themes:
Deadline December 23rd midnight CET time
January 15th: Announcement of the contest results
Only completed applications will be taken into consideration. Water-related projects and research will be assessed according to the following criteria:
The jury will consist of the CMI team and selected water experts from CMI’s Water Hub partner organizations, notably the World Bank, AFD, GIZ, EIB, CIHEAM Plan Bleu, as well as the CMI-managed Mediterranean Youth for Water Network (MedYWat).
Applications will be submitted through this page in either English or Arabic.
For applicants facing difficulties in filling out the forms in English or Arabic, we can offer limited language support for other Mediterranean languages. E-mail us at: email@example.com with the subject line: “Language support – youth contest”.
For any other questions, kindly get in touch with us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The above competition rules are binding throughout the entire duration of the “Mediterranean Water Heroes” World Water Day Youth Contest. Participating in the contest indicates that applicants have read and accepted these rules and regulations and agree to abide by them. CMI reserves the right to disqualify any contest applicant that it believes is not abiding by the rules of the CMI World Water Day Contest.