Members of the Climate Justice Fund: Water Futures Programme have participated in the 2018 Scotland Malawian Partnership Youth Congress. Representing the University of Strathclyde, a team from the Civil & Environmental Engineering Department have run a workshop about the current technical challenges related to groundwater resources in Malawi and the scope and impact of the work developed within the Programme.
The Team has encouraged scholars to think about water resources in Scotland and in Malawi as well as the potential similarities and differences. Then, two practical activities have been performed to explore and gain a better understanding of groundwater and hand pumps. Furthermore, some members of the Team have also participated as panel experts joining a discussion with the scholars about their professional and personal experiences working in Malawi.
The Congress, which has been attended by more than 300 scholars, has been supported by the Scottish Government, the UK Department for International Development (DFID) and the Civil Society Organisations involved in the Scotland Malawi Partnership. Under the theme “Partnership in action - My views, my voice”, the Congress is one of the main activities celebrating the Scottish year of Young People.