O'Neall: Thanks for having me, Spiffy! The World Bank Group Youth Summit thrives to offer a platform for youth to discuss pressing issues of development with their peers and global stakeholders. The goal is also to empower them and provide them with tools to make a change locally and globally.
Omar: Thanks for having me, Spiffy! Remora was built in the midst of the water crisis suffered by Puerto Rico due to severe droughts and the destruction of the aqueduct system by Hurricane Maria, but water issues are not only a thing of natural disasters. Worldwide water scarcity affects more than 40 percent of the global population, over two billion people worldwide lack access to clean water for their basic needs, and over 80% of the water available for human consumption is polluted. Remora arises with the aim of tackling the global water crisis. On top of this, a lot of communities lacking access to clean water present many other socio-economic problems affecting them, where education, training, and empowerment opportunities are key.
Rahul: Thanks for having me, Spiffy! As a part of an international organization with close links to the United Nations, we work with governments and various development partners to provide solutions and resources to support reliable, sustainable, and climate-friendly electrification of health facilities across the developing world. Electricity is critical to power many life-saving medical devices and equipment as well as to store medicines and vaccines. Since many developing countries, especially in Sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia, face an acute deficit of energy in their health facilities, addressing this pressing challenge can help save lives, improve maternal care and infant delivery, and enhance the overall quality of lives in these countries.
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