Invitation – IWRA Webinar on
“Women & Resilience in the Water Sector”
Wednesday, May 27th 2020
From 3:00 pm to 4:30 pm CET
IWRA’s next webinar will focus on Women and Resilience in the Water Sector. This 90-minute event will take place on Wednesday, May 27th from 15:00 to 16:30 Central European Time.
This webinar from the IWRA looks at the gendered aspects of resilience in the water sector. The links between water and women are increasingly well researched, in particular showing the lowered resilience of women and girls due to inadequate sanitation falling harder on women and girls. This is magnified in low-income rural areas where women are often in charge of water collection from distant sources, and where toilets are absent or not private. This webinar looks at the role that women can play in building and strengthening resilience in water management and governance, an issue increasingly important as population growth and climate change put a strain on water resources.
Participation is free and open to all. Audience questions are encouraged.
- Good water governance and gender equity
- Women and water in the time of COVID-19
- Different African perspectives on women and water
- Woman’s coping mechanisms – and why we need them
- Kusum Athukorala, Chair, Network of Women Professionals (NetWwater)
- Eiman Karar, Advisor, Minister of Irrigation and Water Resources of Sudan
- Hellen Natu, Regional Manager, Nile Basin Discourse
- Moripe Nchedi, Chief Director, Global Cooperation, Department of Water and Sanitation of South Africa
- Lesha Witmer, Executive Director, Women for Water
Moderator: Scott McKenzie, PhD Candidate, University of British Columbia.
We look forward to your participation and a fruitful debate!