Gender and Water Alliance

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.
Collaboration, Networking and Coordination
Cooperation between the GWA member organisations, the EKN supported water-related projects, various civil society and GoB organizations, identifying their need for support, and strategizing effective mainstreaming of gender in their policies and activities.
Capacity building, training and coaching
Capacity building for Gender Mainstreaming at all levels (from Govt. departments, engineers and technical staff, LGI staff, NGOs, and grass-roots user groups) is a core need in the water sector. Consequently this is a focus of the GWAPB and is recognised as the only way to go from ‘lip service’ to effective implementation at field level. The GWA approach is one of participatory and shared learning, building on the knowledge and experience that technical specialists already have about the significance of Gender Mainstreaming in their work.
Knowledge Development
GWAPB collects existing and current gender-and-water information; identifies knowledge gaps; works with EKNsPs and other relevant stakeholders to conduct relevant studies, surveys, and inquiries to fill the gaps in information; and provides qualitative data on how project interventions influence gender relations at grassroots level, and how these relations influence the outcome and sustainability of projects.
Communication, Dissemination and sharing, advocacy
GWAPB recognizes that existing and newly developed knowledge on gender and water needs to be shared with a variety of stakeholders, and used to influence policies and practices. The programme aims to develop accessible and user-friendly information to all who need it.
The outcomes of this programme as well as the EKN supported programmes (EKNsP) should ensure that they are benefitting poor women and men, are mainstreaming gender effectively, and actually result in empowerment of women and men. GWAPB does this by setting up a practical, doable and efficient methodology for monitoring, together with these EKNsPs.
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