Initiative on Empowering Women in Water Diplomacy in the MENA region: Launching of the Comparative Study of Egypt, Jordan, Lebanon, Morocco and Palestine
Since the launch of the report of the Global High-Level Panel on Water and Peace “A Matter of Survival” in 2017, the implementation of its recommendations has thrown the light and supported the importance of looking at the role of women water leaders in peacebuilding, and resolution of conflicts, using new mechanisms of water diplomacy. Indeed, the role of gender in hydrodiplomacy is under-studied, and there is a need for the empowerment, in particular of the role of women in water diplomacy and water cooperation decision making and negotiations.
The Geneva Water Hub and the Global Water Partnership Mediterranean (GWP-Med) have jointly conducted on a Comparative Study that applies a gender lens to the challenges of decision making on water security and transboundary cooperation issues in the MENA region. In celebration of both International Women’s Day, and World Water Day 2021, a virtual launching event is co-organized by the GWP-Med and the Geneva Water Hub, within the framework of the Union for the Mediterranean (UfM) Water Policy Framework for Actions 2030, on 15 March 2021 from 13:00-15:00 CET.
This 2-hour event will develop over three segments, matching the three objectives: a welcoming part by the co-organizing partners; a presentation and discussion on the key findings of the Comparative Study; and a panel among development partners and relevant organizations, reflecting on the theme and exploring options for operational synergies.
The event will simultaneously interpreted into in English/French/Arabic.
Register in advance at: https://unige.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJwrcu-rrTgqHNJY2bgFZMRx-7gftxd-uH2i
The draft agenda is available below.
If you wish to know more about the Initiative on Empowering Women in Water Diplomacy in the MENA region download its presentation brochure here (or at the bottom of this page) or contact Ms Natasha Carmi, Lead Water Specialist at ncarmi[at]genevawaterhub.org, or Dr. Anthi Brouma, Deputy Regional Coordinator, GWP-Med (anthi[at]gwpmed.org).