"Women, Water and Peace" side event at the 9th Meeting of the Parties to the UNECE Convention (28 Sep 2021, 14:00-15:30 CET)

The Global Water Partnership – Mediterranean (GWP-Med) and the Geneva Water Hub are co-organising a virtual side-event entitled "Women, Water and Peace", in the framework of the 9th Meeting of the Parties (MoP) to the Convention on the Protection and Use of Transboundary Watercourses and International Lakes (UNECE Water Convention) and in relation to the MoPs theme on Transboundary water cooperation and gender equality.

The 90-minute event (14:00-15:30 CET) will take place on Tuesday, 28 September 2021, and aims to highlight the value of female empowerment for promoting transboundary water cooperation. The event will engage female and male representatives of governments as well as regional and international organisations, with the fourfold objective to:

  1. Set the scene for the role of women in transboundary water cooperation and preventive diplomacy;
  2. Share the hands-on experiences of senior diplomats;
  3. Reflect on obstacles to women empowerment in transboundary water settings through interaction with the event’s participants and real-time feedback;
  4. Receive reflections from prominent panellists on the results of the interactive exercise and on the role of women in transboundary water settings more generally.

Simultaneous interpretation in English-French will be available.

Registration is needed at https://bit.ly/3rGFW8q