African youth perspectives

Imanol Aguilera interviewing Emmanuel Uguru from AMCOW

The African Ministers’ Council on Water (AMCOW) is an intergovernmental institution that promotes cooperation, security, social and economic development and poverty eradication in the African continent through the effective management of the continent’s water resources and provision of water supply services.

As part of its Interview Series Campaign, the Human Right 2 Water Youth (HR2W Youth) team organised an online meeting with Emmanuel Chimezie Uguru, the African Sanitation Monitoring Support Officer at AMCOW and member of the HR2W youth platform, to discuss some of the most prominent water and sanitation challenges young African people face, and some of the policies put in place by AMCOW to tackle these issues.

“We need to provide access to basic WASH services for the young population. We also need to develop their capacities through the implementation of platforms for knowledge exchange and to provide the enabling environment for the voices and plights of young people so they can be heard at the highest level.” argued Emmanuel when he was asked about the steps that needed to be taken to efficiently and effectively engage the youth in the dialogue on water and human rights

Through its interview series campaign, HR2W Youth sheds light on the work and the good practices of young water professionals across the world. This campaign is part of HR2W Youth’s efforts to provide a support platform for improving the governance of water and sanitation worldwide for all kinds of youth networks. Through their experience based on research and training on the human rights to water and sanitation, the HR2W youth team will share knowledge, strengthen capacities and provide an added opportunity for youth networks on water to get in touch, share good practices, and find solutions to some of the challenges they all share.

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