Gatineau - May 24-25, 2007
The Training Session, led by an international consultant on gender and water issues in development, resulted in a representative from each McGill University and CIMH gaining competence in the following:
- Importance and challenges of gender equality (GE) in water management projects
- Particularities of GE issues in the Caribbean
- Design of a GE strategy for CARIWIN
In addition to this, the representatives attended the conference Collaborating in Africa: New Approaches in the Water Sector. In particular, the workshop New Perspectives Regarding the Role of Women in Drinking Water Supply and Hygiene in Rural and Semi-urban Areas was attended to glean applicable lessons learned.
CARIWIN now has a working document for its GE strategy. It is expected that this document will be added to and will evolve over the life of the project.