How Can Men and Women Be Better Allies to Women Colleagues in the Water Sector?

Water projects are six times more efficient when women are part of the team, and yet there are still massive gaps in employment of women within the water sector, particularly for jobs that are onsite or that require a strong science background. How can we help women colleagues join and stay in the water sector to ensure that water solutions are the best they can be and to help communities and the environment get the water they need to be resilient? On 22 September, Global Water Partnership, Community of Women in Water and World Bank Equal Aqua organise a virtual event on this topic.

Having both men and women colleagues who are supportive of them is a large part of what women need to be engaged and active in the water sector. How can you best support your women colleagues? Join our event to learn what you can do today and in the long-term. 

WHEN: 22 September 2021 at 9:00 – 10:30 EDT/15:00 – 16:30 CEST/SAST

WHERE: Online

HOW: Registration is required, please use this form.

WHO:  There will be a keynote speaker and panel discussion with gender experts and women working in the water sector. After this, participants break out in small groups for discussions about what has been shared.

Soma Ghosh Moulik, Practice Manager, World Bank
Keynote Speaker:
Dr. Brad Johnson, U.S. Naval Academy & co-author of 'The Good Guys'
Dr. Inga Jacobs Mata, Regional Representative, IWMI Southern Africa
Jabulile Mashwama, Managing Director, eSwatini Water Services Corporation
Kathryn Pharr, Founder, Community of Women in Water
Dr. Liza Debevec, Senior Gender & Social Inclusion Specialist, Global Water Partnership