Topic of discussion: Youth opportunities for development,financing and empowerment in the water,sanitation and environment sectors.
Water is the main driver for current and future socio-economic growth, development
and more importantly, improved livelihoods. In order to effect development and sustainable utilization of our water resources on a national scale, there is a need to establish mechanisms that will build networking opportunities and encourage skills transfer between senior professionals, incoming young professionals, and students. A lack of funding in these vital sectors thus distorts the objective to empower young professionals to contribute meaningfully to sustainable national development.