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Testing the Water: Sharing Stories of Water

November 20 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm GMT

Do you have access to drinking water in Ireland?”

This is a question asked by a young person in Malawi, in a recent conversation with a team from Trócaire. Water is something so basic to our everyday survival.  Where we have access to it, at the turn of a tap, we forget that having access to it is a human right.  We know that clean drinking water is not available to many people in Ireland, depending on where they are living and the circumstances of their lives.  

We also know that climate change has radically changed people’s access to clean drinking water on a global scale.  

Here, we invite a panel of voices in to share stories of water, to make connections with local and global stories of water, and to look at shared responses to these common issues.


Date & time

Monday, 20th November 2023







Online (Zoom)




Alhassan Kallon

Alhassan Kallon, Sierra Leone, is co-founder of young voices of Africa, Sierra Leone brand ambassador for the African Youth Goals (Young voices of Africa). Inspirational leader, community mobilizer.

Hadi Toure

Hadi is a water engineer based in Mali. She is passionate about citizen science and the involvement of local communities in action-based research, which led her to co-found AFR’EAU, a social enterprise that aims to perform citizen science in Mali. She is also an International Water Association and Grundfos Fellow and won the IRC Connect Award in May 2023.

Eimear Manning

Eimear Manning works as the Youth & Climate Justice Development Officer in the National Youth Council of Ireland. Eimear manages youth-led projects centred on issues of climate change, climate justice, and meaningful youth inclusion. She advocates for the importance of youth-inclusive initiatives, as well as how we can (and why we should) engage young people in our work. Eimear was awarded a Master of Science in Environmental Sustainability from UCD.

Paul Keating

Paul is a researcher and lecturer in Digital Art and Design at TUS Clonmel. He has a background in Youth, Community and Development Education Work in Ireland and as a Civil Engineer in water and sanitation in East Africa.

Rachel Coffey

Rachel Coffey is an Irish Traveller who works on the Intercultural and Equality programme with the National Youth Council of Ireland.  She is passionate about supporting Traveller youth participation, and creating systemic change.

Designed for

Youth Workers, Youth Leaders, Volunteers, Young People, NGOS, Development Education volunteersBased in Ireland and across the Wider World

Other One World Week Events

We are hosting four events for the One World Week Festival – check out all events here:

  1. November 20th (Online for all) – Testing the Water: Sharing Stories of Water
  2. November 22nd (In-Person for Youth Work Practitioners) – A Youth Worker Quest: Thinking, Talking, and Doing Youth Work
  3. November 24th (Online for all) – Young People’s Committee: A Focus on Poverty
  4. November 25th (In Person for Young People) – Youth Summit: Making Connections

Delivered by

NYCI’s Global Youth Work Team

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November 20
11:00 am - 12:30 pm GMT
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Online (Zoom)
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