REPORT ON A CASE STUDY MADE BY Women for Water Partnership:
With Women Better Results in Water Management
“With Women Better Results in Water Management”, is the title of a recent publication of Women for Water Partnership (WfWP). The study was funded by the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH on behalf of the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ). (full report: here)
The reason behind initiating this study was that an earlier study on the impact of women’s participation showed that in some corners of the private sector, it is more common to measure the impact of women in decision-making positions and showing positive results – contrary to the public sector. Companies with higher numbers of women in leadership teams outperform those with fewer women, often by 30%. Moreover, leadership styles more frequently used by women are the most effective in addressing the global challenges of the future and critical to achieving the Sustainable Development Goals.
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White Paper on engineering a welcome contribution to realisation of SDG 6:
The role of engineers in the effort to achieve SDG 6.
Webinar 8 JUNE 2022:
"Moving out of the Water Box and Promoting Cooperation at all levels How can tools and standards enhance cross sectorial engagement?"
The Dushanbe water process: second high-level international conference on the international decade for action “ water for sustainable development 2018-2028: Women for Water in full force participating.
The above conference took place in the Government Dacha, Dushanbe, Tajikistan from 6-9 June 2022. On behalf of Women for Water and its members, Mariet Verhoef, president; Emma Anakhasyan, hon. Secretary; , Lesha Witmer advocacy lead and Diana Iskreva, Earth Forever, participated. Mariet Verhoef and Lesha Witmer (alternate) and Diana Iskreva (Earth forever) participated as members of the International advisory committee that was in charge of formulating the outcome document of the conference.
The final declaration contains a specific paragraph on gender and the “call for action to accelerate gender equality in the water domain” and other references to women’s participation.
WfWP was one of the co-conveners (and led the development of the session, moderated the session and facilitated the online part via zoom) on “Moving out of the Water Box and Promoting Cooperation at all levels: How can tools and standards enhance cross sectorial engagement?
The recording is accessible here: https://we.tl/t-quEMZtcxon
We complement the government of Tajikistan on their efforts to make this into a multi-stakeholder conference.
THE WORLD WATER FORUM
‘ROAD TO DAKAR’
WILL TAKE PLACE IN SENEGAL
FROM 20TH MARCH – 25TH MARCH 2022
Mariet Verhoef-Cohen, Rose Mwangi and Lesha Witmer will be present on behalf of Women for Water Partnership (WfWP).
WFWP IS ACTIVELY INVOLVED IN THE ORGANISATION AND PREPARATION OF THIS FORUM, interalia:
SUNDAY 20TH MARCH at the Novotel in Dakar from 9.00 -13.00 hrs.– THE WOMEN’S DIALOGUE EVENT – with mentoring sessions and a panel, mainly organized by AFRICAN WOMEN organisations.
WfWP TOGETHER WITH AQUAFED and support of 5 exhibitioners is organizing SEVERAL FLASHMOBS WHERE YOUNG (FEMALE) PROFESIONALS DISCUSS WITH EMPLOYERS
We will be speakers on the topics of the call for action on gender equality : “Accelerating gender equality in the water domain: the way forward" (SS10), on rural development and irrigation (session 2E4) and session 3B5 ““Promoting knowledge and tools for collaboration and benefit-sharing on transboundary water resources”.
WfWP as steering committee member has inputted into the political messages of the Butterfly Effect:
Butterfly Effect Policy paper WWForum March 2022
ALSO AQUAFED TOGETHER WITH WfWP STATED
Political messages for the Forum
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