This event merges two of the core themes of NYWW, youth engagement and education with business and innovation. It will be an interactive session, where participants from different generations should work in groups to identify solutions to real-world water crisis scenarios. The game will demonstrate the linkages between water and other development areas and will require the participants to be inclusive and think creatively across thematic areas and sectors to identify solutions.
The aim of the session is to, through the groups exercise, advance the understanding of how to work intergenerationally effectively. That is, unpack the structures and methods for this work that could be used beyond the event itself.
The event should, therefore, constitute an intergenerational creative space where young and senior professionals can share their experiences and jointly identify solutions to global water challenges. Informed by senior professionals’ experience, it aims to raise awareness among youth about pressing water challenges, and the interlinkages between different development themes. Likewise, it aspires to utilize the unique capacity of young people to think creatively and identify solutions that older generations might not see.
The event aims to bring together different actors to feature new collaborations. Being a cooperation between the private sector, government, non-governmental stakeholders and international organizations, the event by its practice showcases cross-sectoral collaborations. It aims to inspire the participants to utilize the best practices from each sector to find solutions and build partnerships for the future.
The event takes place in the Blue Gallery, 222 East 46th Street, NYC (6 min walking from UNHQ)