2030 SDGs

Upcoming: Learning Exchange on gender mainstreaming in WRM

Photo : Khaski District, Nepal – PACAF, 2012

As part of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, adopted by all UN Member States in 2015, countries have committed to “implement, by 2030, integrated water resources management at all levels, including through transboundary cooperation as appropriate” (SDG target 6.5). In line with the indivisible nature of the SDGs, achieving SDG 6.5 will require that attention be paid to gender mainstreaming, in line with SDG 5 on gender equality and empowering all women and girls.

The SDG 6 IWRM Support Programme carried out a study on “Advancing towards gender mainstreaming in water resources management” in order to understand the bottlenecks to acceleration on this topic, as well as showcasing and disseminating a range of practices that have been implemented around the world, highlighting common gaps, challenges and constraints, and key enabling factors, and providing recommendations on how to strengthen current practices.

To advance in the shared understanding on this important topic, a Learning Exchange will be organised on September 16th, 2021, with the following objectives:

– To present the findings of the study on gender mainstreaming in WRM;
– To better understand and discuss how to advance on the key enablers and bottlenecks for gender mainstreaming in WRM, overcoming common bottlenecks for those working on SDG 6.5 and SDG 5;
– To understand the need for support from national governments and other stakeholders to overcome those bottlenecks.

Read more about the Learning exchange here.

Links to registration below:

Morning (10:00 CEST) session (French and Russian interpretation available)

Afternoon (04:30 CEST) session (Spanish interpretation available)


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