Global Development Agendas

This theme addresses the strategies to advance the UN Resolution, the role of drowning prevention within the development agenda, and encompasses papers that:

  • Explore the UN Resolution, and approaches to accelerating efforts
  • National Governments presenting achievements in alignment to the resolution
  • Outline initiatives and strategies to commemorate World Drowning Prevention Day
  • Explore partnerships and alignment with other development agendas such as the Sustainable Development Goals, child and adolescent health and development, migration and refugee, urban health agendas
  • Explore partnerships and alignment with the International Olympic Committee sport for peace and development agenda, or equivalent


The WCDP committee have released the Global Development Agendas accepted papers, take a look below. More papers to follow. 

Disclaimer: papers were correct at the time of publishing. Please note, circumstances may change beyond the control of the organisers, which may necessitate substitutions or alterations to the conference program.


Title of submission


Andrew Joyce

Insights into the experience of International Surfing Association (ISA) presenters and surfers on the impact of the ISA/ILS Water Safety Course in drowning prevention efforts in the African nations of Angola, Madagascar, and Nigeria


Nicola Keen-Biggelaar

The first global dawn for World Drowning Prevention Day


Claire Ann Viesca Alfonso

Green Rescue Board


Roger Sweeney

Aligning to the UN Resolution and commemorating World Drowning Prevention Day – an Irish perspective.


Ross MacLeod

How the UK National Water Safety Forum (UK NWSF) agreed to ‘Do One Thing’ on World Drowning Prevention Day (WDPD) 2022, and lessons learnt from uniting 50 organisations behind the UK’s largest ever drowning prevention campaign.


Dirk Bissinger, PhD

How to survive a pandemic as a Lifesaving Federation?


Maria Adamczyk

An association of environments for the implementation of the assumptions of the UN resolution. GoBlue Polska – Polish strategy to commemorate the World Day for the Prevention of Drowning


Rabbya Ashrafi

The effect of crèche intervention as a community-based measure to reduce drowning fatalities: A quasi-experimental study in three rural subdistricts of Bangladesh