The National Water & Sanitation Youth Summit was a one (1) day gathering of Liberian youth leaders. It’s a broad concept that supports youth, youth-led organization and other stakeholders to raise youth voices on Water and Sanitation.
The event brought together fifty of the most promising young leaders from various national youth organizations and universities from across Liberia in a one (1) day high-level meeting in Monrovia. During the meeting, delegates went through a policy discussion process involving stakeholders within the WASH sector focusing on government investment, donor contributions, policy regulation, service delivery, challenges and prospect of the sector.
First National Water & Sanitation Youth Summit renew calls for safe drinking water and better sanitation...
The Liberia Youth WASH Coalition (LYWC) a consortium of civil society youth-led organizations campaigning for youth participation and recognition in achieving local access to safe drinking Water, sustainable sanitation and hygiene for all at every level through research, policy advocacy, awareness, sensitization, and capacity development.
Liberia Youth WASH Coalition is geared toward campaigning for youth recognition and participation in minimizing water sanitation and hygiene-related challenges by increasing access to safe water supply, fostering proper sanitation facility and promoting proper hygienic practices.
Our desire is to partner with communities and existing platforms in addressing the critical barriers in achieving universal access to portable drinking water and sustainable sanitation for all in schools and communities across Liberia through making communities with related challenges realize their present situation and work towards taking action.
1.2 Million Liberian (32% of the population) Lack Access to Safe Drinking Water....
3.2 Million Liberians (83% of the Population) Lack access to Sanitation
Keep Your Promises on Water & Sanitation
..............Despite the progress of the last few years, a staggering 2.5 billion people still live without a safe toilet and 783 million people still lack access to clean water. The lack of such essential services creates a massive crisis for developing countries - undermining health systems, education, economic development, and gender equality progress. Almost 2,000 children die every day from preventable water-related diseases, making it the second largest killer of children in the world. The crisis also impacts on developing country economies – in Sub-Saharan Africa, an estimated 5% of GDP is lost to illnesses and deaths caused by dirty water and poor sanitation.