Attracting, engaging and developing the capacity of water professionals
Attracting, engaging and developing the capacity of water professionals is part of the Young Professionals’ day hosted by SIWI. In this event we focus on the need to strengthen global water sector capacity by providing valuable opportunities for young professionals, and ensuring water practitioners have the skills, knowledge, and incentives they need.
Learn more at: http://programme.worldwaterweek.org/event/5985
Venue: FH Little Theatre
11:00 Introductions and objectives
11:15 Small group discussions rotating through the following topics:
- What skills and knowledge will the water workforce of 2025 need? Led by Mr. Brian Reed, Water, Engineering and Development Centre of Loughborough University
- How do we attract people to work in the water sector and ensure they have the needed capacities to contribute to the future needs of the water sector? Led by Mr. Malek Abualfailat, Water Youth Network
- How do we develop/enhance the capacity of existing practitioners? Led by Ms. Millie Adam, CAWST – the Centre for Affordable Water and Sanitation Technology
- How do we engage and retain professionals who are working in the sector to contribute to the implementation of the SDG6? Led by Ms. Sabrina Hiefer, World Youth Parliament for Water
12:00 Panel: Identifying top priorities.
Facilitated by Ms. Uta Wehn, UNESCO – Institute for Water Education
12:30 Summary and close of session
Centre for Affordable Water and Sanitation Technology; Swedish Water House at SIWI; UNESCO – Institute for Water Education; Water Youth Network; Water, Engineering and Development Centre of Loughborough University and World Youth Parliament for Water