After a week of workshops and five weeks of online brainstorming, discussion, and mentoring sessions, the UNESCO Water Resilience Challenge 2021 finally reached its final phase! On Friday, 12 November 2021, the five teams or UWRC 2021 were presented their final ideas and solutions to the juries. Slightly different from the previous team's presentation, we were finally able to see the collaboration between the team and their mentor on this final presentation! At the end of every team's presentations, 2-3 minutes were allocated to the team's mentor, allowing them to give the final and closing statement to promote and boost the team's winning chance!
All the teams also created a banner consisting of their problem identification and offered solutions. The team's banners were then uploaded on our Instagram account to determine the favourite team's banner based on Instagram likes. The winning team banner and the favourite banner will then be printed and showcased at the 13th Southeast Asian Biosphere Reserves Network (SeaBRnet) Meeting & International Conference 2021 in Mataram, Lombok, West Nusa Tenggara.
The Final Presentation
The Final Presentation was started at 02.00 PM Jakarta's time by few words from The Water Agency, followed by the introduction of the final juries: Rien Dam as a representative of Water NL, Maulana Rizki from UNESCO Jakarta, Gregor Van Essen from The Water Agency, Meliawati from Rinjani – Lombok UNESCO Global Geopark Management Agency, and Baiq Sri Mulya from Destination Management Organization (DMO) Sembalun.
Afterwards, the back-to-back team's presentation began. The final presentation allowed each team to present their final results only for 10 minutes, followed by 2 minutes closing statement from the mentor and 5-7 minutes of Q&A with the juries.