Gender, Water and Development conference
From 3rd to 7th of November, the Gender, Water and Development Conference has been hosted in East London (South Africa) by the Water Research Commission together with the Department of Water Affairs, the African Ministers’ Council on Water (AMCOW), the Women for Water Partnership (WfWP) and the Southern African Development Community (SADC).
WWAP is honored to be cited among the committments adopted in the Ministerial Declaration. In particular, the Ministries officially declared their willingness to establish national targets and a monitoring and evaluation framework for each of the seven pillars of the AMCOW gender policy and strategy, including sex-disaggregated indicators for the African context, following guidelines of the UNESCO World Water Assessment Program, by 2016.
UNESCO Director General to present WWAP activities to the Italian Chamber of Deputies
The Director General of UNESCO, Irina Bokova, presented WWAP and its activities at the Italian Chamber of Deputies in Rome, Italy, on Friday, October 3.
The event have been attended by high level personalities, such as the Italian Minister of the Environment, Gian Luca Galletti, and the Vice-Chair of the Chamber of Deputies, Hon. Marina Sereni as well as members of the scientific community and Italian national institutions.
Spearheaded by Under Secretary Mario Giro of the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the International Cooperation, this unique occasion addressed issues related to the management of water resources and the prevention of natural disasters such as the tsunami.
The World Water Assessment Programme has launched a ground breaking project to develop and test the collection of key gender-disaggregated water data.