IWA-Grundfos UN Water Conference Youth delegates announced

London, UK and Bjerringbro, Denmark, 13 February 2023

The International Water Association and Grundfos are proud to announce that 14 bright and promising international young water professionals (YWPs) have been selected to be part of a delegation to the upcoming UN 2023 Water Conference, on 22-24 March 2023 in New York, USA.

The YWPs are the individuals who have been selected for the joint IWA-Grundfos Youth Action for SDG6 Fellowship. These YWPs, together with IWA and Grundfos, will play a key role advocating for a water-wise world and youth empowerment throughout the Fellowship. They will take part in a special programme of activities, a highlight of which is active participation at the conference.

The group has been identified following a rigorous selection process. The open call for applications for 12 Fellowship places in November received several hundred applications from around the world. Aligned with IWA’s vision to promote and create an inclusive and diverse water sector, the selection process ensured a balanced geographical representation and gender diversity. As part of Grundfos’s wider support for YWP action on the SDGs, the group also includes two specially-selected YWPs from the company.

The 14 Youth delegates will be part of the IWA delegation to the UN 2023 Water Conference, which also includes IWA and Grundfos staff. More details on the activities at the UN Water Conference will be available soon.

The selected YWPs are:

Charles Shachinda United Kingdom
Chelsea Hayward Australia
Farokh laqa kakar Canada
Hadi Toure Guindo Mali
Ines Breda Denmark
Jacob Amengor Ghana
Marina Batalini de Macedo Brazil
Muhammad Anique Azam Pakistan
Pabel Cervantes Mexico
Persis Ramírez Dominican Republic
Sudipti Arora Sudipti Arora India
Yang Villa Philippines
Krithika Iyer Shivakumar India (Grundfos)
Krisztian Mark Balla Denmark (Grundfos)

More information about the other elements of the Youth Action for SDG6 Fellowship can be found here: https://iwa-network.org/news/youthactionforsdg6/

Further information

If you have any questions regarding the IWA YWP Community, please contact Isabela Espindola, IWA Membership Engagement Officer.

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