UNESCO Office Jakarta in collaboration with the Indonesia Global Compact Network (IGCN) and Gerakan Ciliwung Bersih are celebrating the World Water Day 2013
In the spirit of Water Cooperation, UNESCO Office Jakarta in collaboration with the Indonesia Global Compact Network (IGCN) and Gerakan Ciliwung Bersih are celebrating the World Water Day 2013 through a series of events. With slogan “Gotong Royong Peduli Air” (working hand in hand for water), the event aims to raise awareness on the importance to forge water cooperation in addressing water challenges such as pollution, floods and lack of infrastructure.
The celebration has already started with pre-events such as E-Forum on “Securing of Water Cooperation for Better Water Futures of Indonesia” which can be accessed through the following site: http://www.wwd-indonesia.org/?forum=group-forums and Water Detective Activities for Junior High School Students living next to Ciliwung River.
The launching of the World Water Day Celebration will be held on Monday, 18 March 2013 at PPM Manajemen Building in Jakarta. The launching will be followed by a Dialogue on “Water Challenges and Solutions for Post-2015 Agenda” involving international water experts, government institutions, academia, private sectors, and civil societies. The Dialogue aims at developing a synthesis on key water-related issues and solutions in the context of Post-2015 agenda.
The celebration for children and women will be held on Thursday, 21 March 2013 at Gerakan Ciliwung Bersih Building in Jakarta. The event will be celebrated by junior high school students through a series of educative activities such as study tour to water treatment plant, water science workshop, water detectives presentation, training on flood preparedness for children and story-telling. The venue will be equipped with ‘water education tunnel’ which will exhibit water technologies and educative materials on water such as pictures, posters, brochures, and books. In the same day, the event will be also celebrated by women through presentations on “home water conservation and waste recycling” and training on flood preparedness for women. The celebration will be closed by a dialogue among communities from 4 rivers in Indonesia on best practices in river maintenance through cooperation among community and private companies in several cities in Indonesia.
The World Water Day on Friday, 22 March 2013 will focus on the community living along the Ciliwung River who experience floods annually. Flood preparedness training will be provided by the Indonesian Red Cross for community in general. The training will provide information on what to do before, during and after the flood to minimize impacts and accelerate recovery after floods. The event will be closed by a multi-stakeholders dialogue on “Community Based Flood Solutions” which will be attended by the Governor of Jakarta, Minister of Public Works, and communities along the Ciliwung River. The multi-stakeholders dialogue is the peak event where community may have the opportunity to address their grave issues to the government, private sectors and water experts.
Mr. Shahbaz Khan
UN Water - World Water Day 2013
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