Swiss Water Partnership Youth

Opportunities with Swiss Water Partnership Youth

SWP Youth is a Swiss initiative for and by young people and works towards leveraging water for development. Under the umbrella of the Swiss Water Partnership's Youth Strategy in collaboration with SDC, it provides several opportunities for young and senior water people:

  1. Join an active community: We are inviting young water professionals, students and future water leaders below 31 years to shape the global youth water movement. Start by joining SWP Youth here.
  2. Become a mentor: As part of the Matura Mentoring Initiative you can offer your expertise and a water-related topic to students at Swiss high schools for their graduation work. You can sign up and find more information here.
  3. Apply with your youth water project: Young people between 15 – 31 years are invited to submit their innovative project ideas related to water for development. They can apply here by 15 July 2020  and get a seed grant of up to 1,000 CHF.
  4. Engage with current youth-led initiatives: For example, the Water Youth Festival aims at raising awareness among young people through water street art, movie screenings and creative activities; and the Networkshops aim at offering an exchange space for senior and young water professionals.
  5. Learn about youth research innovations: For the outstanding research on “First Evidence of Microplastics in the Waters of the Upper Engadine in Switzerland", Anna Sidonia Marugg has been granted the Swiss Junior Water Prize 2020. Some of the microplastics in alpine water systems, are alarmingly close to the water springs. See her project and excellent elevator pitch here.

Opportunity with SWP Youth

Website: SWP Youth

Contact: SWP Youth Management Committee and Sandra Fürst at Swiss Water Partnership.