Human Right to Water and Freshwater Ecosystems: Building Advocacy Strategies from Andalusia
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What is our goal?
The main goal of this project is to support non-profit organizations and the public water administrations of Andalusia with the improvement and conservation of freshwater ecosystem, according with the Human Right to Water and Sanitation, the European Water Framework Directive (WFD), and The Sustainable Development Goals 2030 from United Nations. At the same time, we will pay special attention to the quantitative and qualitative women’s participation in our project and in the participating organitations.
What are we going to do?
Work groups: Two work groups will be created. In one of them, the role of women will be the main focus, where some proposals will be discussed to key issues such as women’s inequality to the Human Right to Water and HR to Sanitation, the management of water and water ecosystem . The other work group will be in charge of creating a didactic guide to help us to increase the political incidence of our actions in relation to the conservation of aquatic ecosystems, water’s management or the Human Right to Water and Human Right to Sanitation.
Guide: A didactic guide will be made to collect the experiences and knowledge generated by both work groups. Written in easy language, it will be aimed to provide us with some ideas in order to improve the efficiency of our actions and activities in relation with the conservation of aquatic ecosystems, water’s management or the Human Right to Water and Sanitation.
Training: There will be two training days and each of them over the course of two sessions in two separate locations, one in West Andalusia and the other in East Andalusia. Each session will last around 14 hours. It is possible that some of these sessions will take place on-line due to the COVID-19 lockdown. During the training sessions we will work on the content of Human Right to Water and Agenda 2030, indicators of sustainability, social intervention techniques, communicative strategies of impact and citizens’ networks (RANCA) among others.
Actions: All the associations, organizations and entities that decide to join this project, will plan and complete a number of actions of impact, considering their territory, looking at their hydrographic area, their municipality, neighbourhood and its citizens. The press and a range of social media will help with the communication of these activities. At all times we will join the actions from its design to its execution, offering advice during the process.
Meeting space: Once finished most of the actions of impact, we will create a meeting point to share our experiences, evaluate the project, look for future plans of action, etc., with the authorities involved in the project, entities and experts.
Who finances this project?
“Human Right to Water and Freshwater Ecosystems: Building Advocacy Strategies from Andalusia” is a Development Education Project financed by Andalusia International Cooperation Agency (90%) and Ecotono Cooperative Society (10%).