Economy / Employment - - Euro-Mediterranean region

Youth Water Cooperation in the Mediterranean: Challenges and the Way Forward

06.11.2019 / Created by (EMWF)

This policy brief first looks at water issues within the Mediterranean with a special focus on water as a human right. Subsequently, it maps the challenges faced by young water professionals and provides some insights into how the potential of young experts could be further boosted. The findings in this part are based on a survey conducted by the author among 20 young water professionals.

Although the challenges are almost evenly described by male and female respondents, it is females that seem to carry the greater burden within the water sector. In their responses, young women believed that they faced additional challenges due to their gender including sexism, harassment and patriarchy in the workplace. Female respondents also stated limited accessibility to information and decision-making and lack of appointments to higher positions, despite their qualifications.


  • Type of publication : Study / Report
  • Author : Kholoud Al Ajarma
  • Publishing house : EuroMesco
  • Publication date : 2019
  • Number of pages : 7
  • Language : English


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