13.06.2017 - Natural Sciences Sector

Webinar on Sex-Disaggregated Data Collection

Webinar Save-the-date

On Thursday 8 June, WWAP organized the second live webinar entitled ‘Sex-Disaggregated Water Data Collection’. The webinar is part of the webinar series of 6 called ‘Engendering International Waters’ that is being executed in partnership with WWF, in the framework of the GEF IW:LEARN project.

The session was presented by the following experts:

  • Michela Miletto (Deputy Coordinator, WWAP);
  • Vasudha Pangare (Social Development Consultant and Member of the WWAP Gender Working Group);
  • Elena Belcore (Junior Gender Officer, WWAP)

The live session started with a short recap of the first webinar (Gender Analysis and Mainstreaming in International Waters Project: Introduction to the series) which took place in February 2017. Following this, M. Miletto introduced the WWAP Gender Initiative and more specifically the WWAP Water & Gender Toolkit. She continued by presenting the origin of the Toolkit as well as the contents of the Tool 1&2 (‘Sex-disaggregated indicators for water assessment, monitoring and reporting’) containing the methodological framework and the Key indicators. Subsequently, V. Pangare explained the third and fourth Tool, called respectively ‘Guidelines on how to collect sex-disaggregated water data’ and ‘Questionnaire for collecting sex-disaggregated water data’, which contain practical information and instructions on how to gather data and perform field surveys.

In the second part of the webinar, E. Belcore presented the results of a case study that took place at the Ncojane village in Botswana, in the framework of the GGRETA project. Here, WWAP provided capacity building on sex-disaggregated water data collection and analysis to national experts of the area. The survey conducted in Botswana arose the roles of women and men in the decision-making processes concerning the management of water at household level.

During the Q&A session, attendees had the opportunity to pose a question to the presenters. You can consult the document containing all questions and answers here.

Finally, and in line with the questions by the audience, the possibility of providing assistance to projects and stakeholders was discussed. The ‘Twinning component’ is part of the IW:LEARN project, and upon provision of extra-budgetary resources for this component, WWAP can provide training and assistance on the mentioned gender-related topics. Furthermore there is the possibility to organize ad-hoc twinning exchanges and workshops on request, and to provide specific guidance or training on involving women, addressing gender issues, and sex-disaggregated data collection.

The webinar was concluded by pointing out the upcoming appointments: 3 more webinars will take place in the second half of the year and the sixth (and last) webinar will take place in 2019. In 2018, two face-to-face workshops will be organized at both the World Water Forum 2018 in March (Brazil) and the 9th GEF IW Conference.


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