Gender and Water Alliance


Resulting from the enthusiasm of GWA members in Bangladesh, the three years Dutch funded project Gender and Water Programme Bangladesh, and focus of more projects, GWA keeps a fully functioning office and team in Dhaka. GWA tries to make sure that technical programmes are in the benefit of poor women, children and men, and to that the specific local knowledge of water users is tapped. GWA does not limit the work to WASH, but also includes agriculture and climate in the IWRM approach. Here follow a number of our projects.
GWAPB Gender and Water Programme Bangladesh
The purpose of the GWAPB is to support water programmes co-financed by the Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands (EKN), civil society groups, water professionals, and government organisations in Bangladesh to adopt and implement a gender mainstreaming strategy in their water related policies and practices, in order to achieve measurable and positive impact on the lives of poor women and men.
GWAPB Activities
To achieve its goals, GWAPB works along five strategic components: Collaboration, Networking, and Coordination; Capacity building; Knowledge Development; Communication; and Monitoring. Here you can find information on activities developed for this programme.
GWAPB Products
The activities of GWAPB also generate concrete products on gender mainstreaming in the water sector in Bangladesh. They are available here arranged by output and can be used free of charge, but please acknowledge GWA if you do. As we are interested to hear about experiences in using our products we would appreciate it if you send us pictures or give us your feedback. For some products you need to contact the secretariat to obtain them as we like to monitor their use more closely, but also these products are mostly available free of charge.
Watershed Empowering Citizens
Watershed is a strategic partnership between the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs and IRC, Simavi, Wetlands International and Akvo, which is implemented in 6 countries including Bangladesh, as well as at the International level and in the Netherlands. The main aim of this 5-year programme (2016-2020) is to strengthen capacity of Civil Society Organisations (CSOs) to advocate and lobby in the interrelated fields of IWRM (Integrated Water Resource Management) and WASH (Water, Sanitation and Hygiene) to ensure equity and social inclusion, as well as sustainable usage of water resources. GWA is involved in Bangladesh, to ensure that gender and inclusion in IWRM is understood and mainstreamed in the project.
SNV - EU - SWTICH - ASIA, Gender Assessment
GWA carried out the Gender Assessment for the SNV project in Bangladesh, called; Improving Awareness and Access to Certified safe tomato and mango products in Bangladesh. We did the field work in Rajshahi and Natore with farmers (men and women), Food Processing factories and consumers in Dhaka, by inquiries and FGDs. The report contains an analysis and a whole number of case studies. One year later GWA conducted the Gender Impact Study in the same region.

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