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One More Slum

Christine Cassar's picture

It’s been over a year, but hardly a day goes by when I don’t think about the slums of Cairo. Of course, the incessant talk of slums for no reason other than the cinematization of Mumbai’s own in Slumdog Millionaire may have something to do with this revival of my memories, although I found that its screening did little, if any, justice to the issues or indeed the people living the daily reality of abject poverty.

The World Water Forum came to an end, but many of the water and sanitation challenges still need solutions

Joao Felipe Scarpelini's picture

Joao has been blogging from the World Water Youth Forum in Istanbul, Turkey.

The last 3 days of the World Water Forum in Istanbul were extremely busy, and prevented me from sending any updates. Now that the marathon is over I will try to summarise those long, intense days that concluded one of the world’s largest events on tackling water and sanitation issues.

Youth in Action in Rural Guatemala

Maria Rodriguez's picture

Almost a year ago I was on my way to one of the most wonderful adventures I have ever experienced. It happened with a youth initiative called COJDECA (an acronym that translates to the Youth Council for the Development of Cerro Alto), located in rural Guatemala. It was an opportunity to truly understand what youth empowerment is all about and its high potential to improve living conditions in, I would say, any country of the world. It was also an occasion to see how cooperation among people from different countries is a key factor for development.

Thursday, 19th March

Joao Felipe Scarpelini's picture

Joao is at the World Water Youth Forum in Istanbul, Turkey, from where he's keep us posted on what’s happening and how young people are participating at the forum.

Thursday, 19th March, Istanbul: Another busy day at the World Water Forum, especially for all the young people attending.

As the end of the Forum approaches, things are getting busier in the corridors and conference rooms. We are halfway through now, and it’s time to get our act together at the World Water Youth Forum.


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