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== Name & Nationality ==
== Name & Nationality ==
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Katy Norman (British)
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[http://europeandcis.undp.org/environment/directory/profile/1281 Katy Norman] ([[United Kingdom]])  
== Title & Function ==
== Title & Function ==
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Volunteer on [[WaterWiki2.0Dev]]
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International Water Governance and Human Rights Specialist working on the [[A Human Rights-Based Approach (HRBA) to Improve Water Governance in Europe & CIS|HRBA to Water Governance Programme]] in [[Europe & CIS]] and [[WaterWiki2.0Dev]]
== Address ==
== Address ==
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UNDP Bratislava Regional Centre (Europe & CIS), Grosslingova 35, SK-811-09 Bratislava, Slovak Republic
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UNDP Bratislava Regional Centre ([[Europe & CIS]]), Grosslingova 35, SK-811-09 Bratislava, [[Slovakia]]
== Telephone / SKYPE ==
== Telephone / SKYPE ==
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Skype: katy.norman
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== E-mail ==
== E-mail ==
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== Background & Experience ==
== Background & Experience ==
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I have previously obtained a First Class BSc Geography (Hons) from Bristol University, United Kingdom and am currently reading for a MSc in Environmental & Social Science at University College London, United Kingdom. At present I am located in Bratislava volunteering at UNDP Bratislava Regional Centre. I have experience working on international development projects on the ground in Africa. I have taken part in various environmental initiatives in [[Namibia]], and undertook an 8 week long Water and Sanitation project in Uganda in the summer of 2007. The latter involved providing Water, Sanitation and Health ([[WASH]]) education at the local primary school and to the community; constructing a water tank for the school and protecting unprotected water sources in order to improve the quality of drinking water, and subsequently personal health.  
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I have a First Class BSc (Hons) in Geographical Sciences from Bristol University (UK), an MSc Environment, Science and Society with distinction from University College London, and a Graduate Diploma in Law from the College of Law, London.  
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During my university summer holidays I gained invaluable experience working on international development projects on the ground in various African countries for a total period of 6 months. I have taken part in various development and environmental orientated initiatives in [[Namibia]], and completed an 8 week long grassroots Water and Sanitation project in a remote rural village in [[Uganda]] in 2007. The latter involved working with other student volunteers from Bristol and Oxford University, alongside [http://www.littlebigafrica.org/index.htm Little Big Africa], to provide Water, Sanitation and Health ([[WASH]]) education at [http://www.littlebigafrica.org/schools_in_uganda_lwemuna.htm Lwemuna Primary School] and within Bunakhaima community at large. We also constructed a water tank for the school that harvests rainwater and protected unprotected water sources in order to improve the quality of drinking water, and subsequently personal health. [[Capacity building]], participation, empowerment (especially of women and children), and local ownership/management were all integral to our approach.
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Since working for [[UNDP]] I have, inter alia, undertaken scoping missions to [[Bosnia and Herzegovina]], [[Tajikistan]], [[Kosovo]] and [[Serbia]] for UNDP's [[A Human Rights-Based Approach (HRBA) to Improve Water Governance in Europe & CIS]] regional programme. In addition I have been involved with the working groups and task forces of the UNECE [[Protocol on Water and Health]], and with the UN Independent Expert on Right to water and sanitation's work on identifying criteria for good practices in achieving the right to water and sanitation.
== Other Remarks ==
== Other Remarks ==
; About myself
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Have been passionate about environmental issues and international development since a young age. I love to travel and experience different cultures and varying geographical landscapes. Moreover, I am an avid sportswoman.
 
; What water means to me..
; What water means to me..
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Essentially, a necessity for life. Everyone worldwide should have sufficient access to clean, safe drinking water within a short distance as a basic human right, yet unfortunately, my experiences in Africa have proven first-hand this contradicts reality. It is also perfect for my Tall Ship sailing adventures!
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Life, dignity, a precious resource.
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Current revision

Name & Nationality

Title & Function

International Water Governance and Human Rights Specialist working on the HRBA to Water Governance Programme in Europe & CIS and WaterWiki2.0Dev

Address

UNDP Bratislava Regional Centre (Europe & CIS), Grosslingova 35, SK-811-09 Bratislava, Slovakia

Telephone / SKYPE


E-mail

Background & Experience

I have a First Class BSc (Hons) in Geographical Sciences from Bristol University (UK), an MSc Environment, Science and Society with distinction from University College London, and a Graduate Diploma in Law from the College of Law, London.


During my university summer holidays I gained invaluable experience working on international development projects on the ground in various African countries for a total period of 6 months. I have taken part in various development and environmental orientated initiatives in Namibia, and completed an 8 week long grassroots Water and Sanitation project in a remote rural village in Uganda in 2007. The latter involved working with other student volunteers from Bristol and Oxford University, alongside Little Big Africa, to provide Water, Sanitation and Health (WASH) education at Lwemuna Primary School and within Bunakhaima community at large. We also constructed a water tank for the school that harvests rainwater and protected unprotected water sources in order to improve the quality of drinking water, and subsequently personal health. Capacity building, participation, empowerment (especially of women and children), and local ownership/management were all integral to our approach.


Since working for UNDP I have, inter alia, undertaken scoping missions to Bosnia and Herzegovina, Tajikistan, Kosovo and Serbia for UNDP's A Human Rights-Based Approach (HRBA) to Improve Water Governance in Europe & CIS regional programme. In addition I have been involved with the working groups and task forces of the UNECE Protocol on Water and Health, and with the UN Independent Expert on Right to water and sanitation's work on identifying criteria for good practices in achieving the right to water and sanitation.

Other Remarks

About myself
What water means to me..

Life, dignity, a precious resource.