UN WWAP UNESCO Working Group on gender sensitive water monitoring, assessment and reporting

To date, the Working Group on Gender Sensitive Water Monitoring, Assessment and Reporting has been focusing its attention on the selection of a small number of priority indicators that WWAP will develop and test with its partners. Around half of the members of the Working Group came together for an  inception meeting  in early June, at the headquarters of the WWAP Secretariat, to move this agenda forward. 

The Working Group is counting on the commitment of around 30 experts from all over the world and it has been active since early 2014. Its initial work was informed by a background report, commissioned by WWAP, on the current state of the art of gender-disaggregated water indicators.

Working group members as of January 2015:

  • Amber Fletcher, Ph.D., WWAP expert, Postdoctoral Research Fellow at Johnson-Shoyama Graduate School of Public Policy, University of Regina
  • Alice Centrone, CISAO (Interdepartmental Research Centre for Scientific and Technical Cooperation with Sahel and West Africa), University of Turin, Italy.
  • Alice M. Bouman-Dentener, Honorary Founding President, Women for Water Partnership
  • Angela Calvo, Professor at University of Turin
  • Anton Earle, Director African Regional Centre , Stockholm International Water Institute (SIWI)
  • Asma El Kasmi, UNESCO Chair “ Water, Women and Decision Making”, Morocco
  • Barbara Van Koppen, Principal Researcher Poverty, Gender and Water, Southern Africa Regional Program, International Water Management Institute ( IMWI)
  • Christiane Froelich, University of Hamburg ,Institute for Peace Research and Security Policy
  • Carolyn Sachs, Professor of Rural Sociology and Women’s Studies and Head of the Department of Women’s Studies at Penn State University
  • Eiman Karar, MSc. Pr.Sci.Nat. LLM candidate, Executive Manager Water Resources management, Water Research Commission, South Africa
  • Elisabetta Aurino, Oxford University
  • Emily Deschaine, Networking and Knowledge Management, Water Supply & Sanitation Collaborative Council (WSSCC)
  • Evelyne Lyons, Etude et Veille sur l’Eau et le développement durable
  • Giovanna Gioli, Institute of Geography,Research Group 'Climate Change and Security' (CLISEC), KlimaCampus, University of Hamburg
  • Frederique Holle, policy officer , Women for Water Partnership
  • Ilaria Sisto, FAO
  • Inga Jacobs, Executive Manager,Business Development, Marketing and Communications, Water Research Commission
  • Joni Seager, WWAP  Expert, Professor & Chair,Global Studies Department, Bentley University
  • Lesha (B.M. ) Witmer, Business & Professional Women International
  • Lyliose Umupfasoni, Programme  Officer / Eastern Africa, Gender and Youth Focal Point,African Ministerial Council on Water (AMCOW) Secretariat
  • Marcia Brewster, President of United Nations Association, member of the WWAP Advisory Group on Gender, former WWAP consultant
  • Mercy Dikito-Wachtmeister, International Team Leader of the Gender and Transboundary Water Management in SADC project
  • Moa Cortobius, UNDP Water Governance Facility at SIWI
  • Aishwarya Nair, Editor-in-Chief wH2O Journal
  • Rosemary Rop, Water and Sanitation Program - World Bank
  • Susan Bazilli, Director, International Women's Rights Project, Vancouver, BC, Canada
  • Tom Williams, Program Director, International Water Association (IWA)
  • Vasudha Pangare, Independent consultant and member of Gender and Water Alliance (GWA)
  • Viviana Re, Marie Curie Research Fellow, National Engineering School of Sfax (ENIS) - Laboratory of Radio-Analysis and Environment (LRAE), Sfax, Tunisia and Ca’ Foscari University of Venice

WWAP experts contributing to the specific elaborations of outputs and publications are: 

  • Dr Joni Seager, Professor & Chair,Global Studies Department, Bentley University
  • Dr Amber Fletcher, Postdoctoral Research Fellow at Johnson-Shoyama Graduate School of Public Policy, University of Regina

WWAP intern contributing to the Gender and Water strategy of UN WWAP UNESCO:

  • Mr Alessio Lilli, University of Perugia, Italy

Watch out the interviews to the Working Group members

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