Gender Mainstreaming for Africa

Posted: 2011-09-19

On July 12, 2011, at the start of the African Sanitation Conference, the African Ministers Council on Water (AMCOW) launched its “Policy and Strategy for Mainstreaming Gender in Africa’s Water Sector.” The strategy development process, facilitated by AMCOW, GWP, UNEP, the Gender and Water Alliance, and the WSP-World Bank, involved more than 40 African countries.

The strategy was built on the African Union Gender Policy to ensure coherence and alignment with Africa’s highest level policy and decision making platform. The strategy is expected to provide a normative framework through which government, donor and civil society agencies can find a system for mainstreaming gender at all levels, and be able to compare achievements and challenges using the same set of indicators.

Photo: AMCOW Vice President, Mr Samuel Nkomo, shown in the picture with Phoebe Luwum (GWP); Wanjiru Gathira (UNEP), Annabel Waititu (GWA) and Rosemary Rop (WSP-World Bank)

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