Youth Voices Podcast – Exploring Youth Engagement at the High-Level Political Forum

Join us for an engaging episode of the IWA Youth Voices podcast. In this instalment, we delve into the realm of youth engagement within the context of water resources prioritisation. Hosted by Chelsea Hayward, a member of the International Water Association (IWA) Young Water Professional Steering Committee, our spotlight guest is Claudia Prehn, a dynamic young water professional hailing from Ecuador. Claudia’s remarkable journey unfolds as she shares her experience as a speaker, moderator, and rapporteur during the SDG 6 and Water Action Agenda session at the UN High-Level Political Forum on Sustainable Development 2023 (HLPF). Representing IWA’s Young Water Professionals, Claudia’s insights offer a unique perspective on the pivotal role of youth in shaping global dialogues on water sustainability. As we navigate through her involvement, from the forum’s unfolding in New York to the profound lessons she’s garnered, we shed light on the dynamic interplay between youth engagement and critical global issues. We explore key moments, themes, and pivotal takeaways from the HLPF, underscoring the importance of fresh perspectives in driving change. Additionally, Claudia provides a glimpse into her aspirations post-forum, including the IWA Water and Development Congress & Exhibition.