Gender Equality: Training Session and Strategy Development

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.

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