Global Water Partnership-Caribbean (GWP-C) has for many years, recognized the critical importance of creating avenues for young people to become involved in water governance
and management ventures. Development challenges in the Caribbean will ultimately be inherited by the region’s youth. Young people are providers of solutions and have ideas and
energy to act for sustainable development. GWP-C, therefore, sees the importance of empowering young people to be agents of change in contributing to and advancing
Caribbean water security. Send your project now for GWP-C Young Caribbean Water Entrepreneurs Shark Tank Competition
Through GWP-C’s work and interaction with its youth Partners and young people within the water and related sectors, they often do not have access to funding or resources to easily
advance their project ideas. Additionally, they do not always have easy access to technical support to turn their ideas into fully workable projects. It is against this backdrop, that
GWP-C has launched its “Young Caribbean Water Entrepreneurs Shark Tank Competition.”
GWP-C’s Young Caribbean Water Entrepreneurs Shark Tank Competition seeks to provide a unique opportunity for young persons from the Caribbean between the ages of 18 to 34 years, to pitch innovative and impactful water project ideas to support better water resources management in their community, country or the Caribbean region under the themes:
- Water and Climate
- Water and Agriculture
- Water and Health
- Water and Energy
- Water and Tourism
Participants will have the opportunity to pitch their ideas directly to investors (sharks) for a chance to secure seed funding of 4,000 Euros, to advance their innovative water-related project idea.
Global Water Partnership-Caribbean (GWP-C) is committed to supporting Caribbean countries in the sustainable management of their water resources by fully promoting and applying Integrated Water Resources Management (IWRM) in the region.
- All entrants in the competition will receive a certificate of participation to recognize their efforts and interest in water sustainability.
- The competition’s seven (7) finalists will each receive a personalized plaque.
- The winner of the competition will receive a special plaque and seed funding of 4,000 Euros to further develop their innovative water project idea.
- The winner of the competition and the other finalists will also have their projects featured on the Youth for Water and Climate (YWC) platform for additional exposure.