GWEN - Global Water Education Network

 Gamechanger for SDG6 acceleration


GWEN Launch - World Water Week 2023 Online Session

Global Water Education Network: Game changer for SDG6 acceleration 

The Global Water Education Alliance hosted an official World Water Week online session to present the GWEN game changer and gather inputs from participants. Here's what attendees had to say.

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Watch the launch of the Global Water Education Network at World Water Week 2023

The Global Water Education Alliance

The Global Water Education Alliance (founding partners IHE Delft Institute for Water Education, SIWI and Cap-Net UNDP) and UNESCO are leading the coordination and implementation of the GWEN game changer.

The GWEN game changer aligns with efforts of the UN-Water SDG 6 Capacity Development Initiative (CDI), co-coordinated by UNESCO and UN DESA

The game changer combined with the CDI will provide an essential contribution to the SDG 6 Global Acceleration Framework objectives on capacity development.  

Alliance partners are strongly positioned in the UN-Water family network and are embedded in both global policy formulation processes and local water education implementation activities.  

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About GWEN Partners

IHE Delft Institute for Water Education

The institute addresses water and sanitation challenges through education, research and capacity development, at global, national, local and even microscopic scales – the latter in their laboratories. The institute focuses on all water-related fields, including social sciences, engineering and more. Their world-class experts teach and research fields such as climate change adaptation, governance, water diplomacy, desalination, water supply, wetlands and sustainable hydropower.


The Stockholm International Water Institute, SIWI, works globally to change how water is understood, valued and managed. As advocates and advisors, they show how improved water governance is key to a fairer, more prosperous, and resilient future. SIWI is a not-for-profit institute with a wide range of expertise in water governance – from sanitation and water resources management to water diplomacy. They create knowledge, develop capacity, and offer policy advice to countries, communities, and companies.

Cap-Net UNDP

Cap-Net is UNDP´s global network for capacity development in sustainable water management within the Global Water and Oceans Governance Support Programme. Our work and strategic directions are in eradicating poverty in all its forms and dimensions; accelerating structural transformations for sustainable development; and building resilience to crises and shocks. Our vision is “Water Knowledge for All". Our mission is strengthened individual and institutional capacity, and knowledge base to formulate and implement relevant policies, laws and strategies at country, regional, water basin, and source-to-sea scales.


UNESCO is one of the main UN Agencies engaged in water science, knowledge and policy issues. UNESCO works to build the scientific knowledge base to help countries manage their water resources in a sustainable way through the Intergovernmental Hydrological Programme (IHP) and the World Water Assessment Programme (WWAP), through leading the UN-wide World Water Development Report and through numerous Centres and Chairs on water around the world.

For more information contact:

Gaetano Casale

Gaetano Casale

Manager Liaison Office

Damian Finale

Damian Indij

Capacity Development Specialist

Cap-Net UNDP