How are Global Shapers' water projects impacted by Covid-19?


Health and hygiene are intimately linked to water. Across the world, Global Shapers are running projects with water at heart.

So how is Covid-19 affecting Global Shapers’ projects?

Across regions, Shapers are addressing water issues. Inter alia, the Kano hub in Nigeria has provided solar-powered boreholes being built in a community without potable drinking water, ultimately enabling children to attend school. The Skopje Hub has a project with the ultimate goal to make water a human right and protect it as a resource. Bangalore is a landlocked city dependent on groundwater, whilst rapidly growing as the Silicon Valley of India. The hub is encouraging entrepreneurs to boost solutions like rainwater harvesting systems. How can these Hubs be points of change? And how can we improve our world during Covid-19?

In the U.S, the Circle of Blue is running an open source library for how water, sanitation, and hygiene connect to Covid-19.

Hear voices from:
Macedonia - Evgenija Krstevska (Skopje Hub)
Nigeria - Murtala Baba and Hafiz Saidu Yaro (Kano Hub)
India - Sanjana K and Gayathri K Reddy (Bangalore Hub)
USA - J. Carl Ganter (Circle of Blue)

The session will be moderated by Karolina (Stockholm Hub, Sweden) and will ponder the nexus between water and the pandemic, and how focusing on water during these times boosts resilience.

Welcome at 3pm CEST, Wednesday 15th of April, on zoom: https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_MdV6_eRJS1GrZII4tJYUiA

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