Project Title:

Right to Water Phase I

Project Duration:

2005 - 2006

Project Objectives:

“I don’t want to Get Thirsty” is a project implemented by JREDS, aims to empower young leaders from Jordan and other Arab countries on the “Right to Water” concept. The project targeted 19 potential young leaders (18-24 years) from the region of Egypt, Lebanon, Syria, Palestine and Jordan. Those young leaders were a great spark for a regional movement for the protection of the Right to Water, they acted as advocates for the water issues adopting the youth to youth approach "multipliers factors".

The project was implemented over two phases, where a regional training course was initiated aiming to equip young leaders with the necessary skills to act as a trainers in the future, and transferring the message on the rights to water. This training followed the UN concept of water as a Human Right. The second phase included the implementation of advocacy campaigns and capacity building programs on water issues.

Partner Organizations:

Heinrich Böll Foundation (HBF)

Outstanding Achievements:
  • Knowledge on concepts of the right to water, introduce water preserving techniques, and the average water consumption for the daily human needs have spread among wide range of stakeholders.
  • Regional network including Egypt, Lebanon, Syria, Palestine and Jordan was established, which enhanced raising awareness about Water and Environment