UNESCO Call for Abstracts Youth and Water Security in Africa: Call for Abstracts Youth and Water Security in Africa.
UNESCO is devoted to engaging with youth as leaders, knowledge-holders, and innovators in the Water Sector. One of the main ways of engaging with youth and young water professionals in the water sector is by encouraging them to become more involved in Research, Development, and Innovation, that address Water Security issues. Within the context of Africa Water Week, UNESCO is in touch with several international journals about publishing the printed and online version of a special issue that will focus on the importance of Water Security and youth engagement in Africa.
The main objectives of UNESCO Youth and Water Security in Africa include to; improve the visibility of the scientific contribution of youth that addresses water-related challenges in Africa, contribute to the advance of and address knowledge gaps on water security issues in Africa with a focus on the experience of youth and young professionals and to inspire youth to become more involved in the co-production and application of knowledge.
- Water-related Disasters and Hydrological Changes.
- Groundwater in a Changing Environment.
- Addressing Water Scarcity and Quality.
- Water and Human Settlements of the Future.
- Ecohydrology, Engineering Harmony for a Sustainable World.
- Water Education, a Key to Water Security.
- Relevance to the overall and specific themes, in Africa.
- Linkages to Gender issues.
- Focus on the relevance of the overall and sub-themes to youth and young researchers/professionals.
- Extended Abstracts authored or co-authored by youth and young researchers.
- UNESCO Youth and Water Security in Africa Program invites all researchers, particularly young researchers to submit extended abstracts that will be considered for publication in an online booklet of extended abstracts and eventually, if selected, as an article in the printed and online versions of a special issue of a journal within the context of Africa Water Week.
- Extended abstracts must be submitted in English or French, however, the selected extended abstracts will be published as manuscripts in English.
- The extended abstracts should focus on the overall theme of Youth and Water Security in Africa, be authored and/or co-authored by youth and young researchers, and/or address the subthemes of the call with a focus on the experience of youth and young professionals.
- Possibilities will be explored to facilitate the participation of selected youth responding to this call to present their papers in the Africa Water Week.
- UNESCO is in touch with several international journals about publishing this special issue. Once extended abstracts are received, the organization shall negotiate with the publishers and inform all selected authors of the required research paper format and other details.