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Acces to drinking water in the rural areas. MOROCCO. The role of youth and civil society. Youth Water Network & GREEN Belgium Zena Hadjivasiliou • Hanne Jacobs • Spiros Chatzis & Jo Van Cauwenberge. Morocco at the end of 2004. 6.400.000 people lack access to safe drinking water.

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Acces to drinking water in the rural areas

Acces to drinking waterin the rural areas

MOROCCO

The role of youth and civil society

  • Youth Water Network & GREEN Belgium

  • Zena Hadjivasiliou • Hanne Jacobs • Spiros Chatzis & Jo Van Cauwenberge


Morocco at the end of 2004

Morocco at the end of 2004

6.400.000 people lack access to safe drinking water

  • No satisfaction of basic needs

    • Water related diseases

    • Hygiene problems

  • No acces to education and development

Young people lack opportunities

and move to cities and abroad

Access to drinking water in the rural areas of Morocco

Youth Water Network & GREEN Belgium NGO


General overview

Youth Water Network

European Youngsters

GREEN Belgium

Belgian NGO

General overview

Partnership with ONEP

National Water Company of Morocco

Water Ambassadors Youth Congress

Pilot project in 3 villages

Access to drinking water in the rural areas of Morocco

Youth Water Network & GREEN Belgium NGO


Green belgium

GREEN Belgium

  • Belgian NGO

  • Working on sustainable development, water issues, education and public participation

  • Active on both local and international levelwww.greenbelgium.org

GREEN Belgium is helping to tackle the global water problem by supporting initiatives in developing countries & by taking part in international water conferences and debates.

Access to drinking water in the rural areas of Morocco

Youth Water Network & GREEN Belgium NGO


Green s partnership with onep

GREEN’s partnership with ONEP

ONEP = “Office National de l’Eau Potable”the National Water Company of Morocco

AIMS OF THE PARTNERSHIP

  • To achieve the chaired vision of “Water as a human right”

  • Work together on development,especially in rural areas

  • Bilateral and international exchanges in the fields of communication, education and public participation

Access to drinking water in the rural areas of Morocco

Youth Water Network & GREEN Belgium NGO


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GREEN’s partnership with ONEP

ONEP = “Office National de l’Eau Potable”the National Water Company of Morocco

REALISATIONS SINCE 2004

  • Conference for the Moroccan water sector on ‘Water, a human right’ with Prof. Riccardo Petrella

  • Development of pilot projects in 3 rural villages with Rotary clubs from Morocco, Belgium and France

  • First Water Ambassadors Youth Congress in Rabat

Access to drinking water in the rural areas of Morocco

Youth Water Network & GREEN Belgium NGO


The youth water network

The Youth Water Network

  • About 100 youngsters,mainly Europeans

  • Working together on water issues

  • Active on both international and local level

  • Everyone can join the network via the websitewww.youthwaternetwork.org

“Our mission is to increase youth participationin order to achieve sustainable water management through the processes of democracy, education and solidarity”

Access to drinking water in the rural areas of Morocco

Youth Water Network & GREEN Belgium NGO


Water ambassadors youth congress

Water Ambassadors Youth Congress

  • Rabat, Morocco

  • 17-24 September 2005

  • More than 80 youngsters

    • Aged 15 till 20

    • 12 European countries

      & Morocco

Access to drinking water in the rural areas of Morocco

Youth Water Network & GREEN Belgium NGO


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Water Ambassadors Youth Congress

  • Workshops to raise awareness of the impact that a lack of water has on life conditions, education and the development level

  • A day living in a rural village (douar) to experience the water supply problems

Access to drinking water in the rural areas of Morocco

Youth Water Network & GREEN Belgium NGO


Water ambassadors youth congress2

Water Ambassadors Youth Congress

  • All youngsters got ‘training’ for their future role as Water Ambassadors

  • The youngsters went home with a mission: organising local actions for the benefit of the village they visited

Access to drinking water in the rural areas of Morocco

Youth Water Network & GREEN Belgium NGO


Water ambassadors project

Water Ambassadors Project

MAJDA LABIB

  • A public water fountain will be placed in her village

  • Got the very firstYouth Water Network-Scholarship

Access to drinking water in the rural areas of Morocco

Youth Water Network & GREEN Belgium NGO


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Water Ambassadors Project

She’s going back to school,

after years of carrying water all day long.

Access to drinking water in the rural areas of Morocco

Youth Water Network & GREEN Belgium NGO


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Water Ambassadors Project

Majda wanted to be a real “Water Ambassador” by telling you about her experiences today, but she couldn’t join us due to visa problems.

Access to drinking water in the rural areas of Morocco

Youth Water Network & GREEN Belgium NGO


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Water Ambassadors Project

Many other boys and girls are in the same situation as she was.

Everywhere in the world, at this very moment.

Access to drinking water in the rural areas of Morocco

Youth Water Network & GREEN Belgium NGO


Free the water carriers

Free the water-carriers!

We started already.

Also you can do it, it’s your mission now!

Feel free to contact us for more information.

  • Youth Water Network & GREEN Belgium

  • Zena Hadjivasiliou • Hanne Jacobs • Spiros Chatzis & Jo Van Cauwenberge


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