Prof Deepthi Wickramsinghe, University of Colombo, Sri Lanka and a Member of South Asia Regional Steering Committee was one of the three equal winners of a competition launched seeking the best exploratory projects that demonstrate innovative approaches as solutions for water and sanitation, held at the 1st World Summit on “Leaving No One Behind”.
On 8 March 2019: International Women’s Day falls on 8 March with this year’s theme “Think equal, build smart, innovate for change” which focuses on innovative ways in which individuals can advance gender equality and the empowerment of women, particularly in the areas of access to public services, social protection systems and sustainable infrastructure. Transformations, integrated approaches and new solutions are necessary particularly for advancing gender equality and empowering women on the journey to achieve the ambitious Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). In other words, “business as usual” will not be sufficient and should put forward innovative approaches that removes structural barriers and ensures no woman and no girl is left behind.
GWP celebrated International Women’s Day (IWD) 2019 on 8 March by joining the global campaign #BalanceforBetter that reflects GWP’s commitment to gender equality. GWP also launched its Instagram account in the lead-up to the day to feature the voices of its global network – starting with the voices of those who speak for strengthening the role of women in water management.
The ongoing workshop (on 21 February 2019) is organized by the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP) from 9:00 am - 5:00 pm at the United Nations Conference Centre (UNCC) in Bangkok, Thailand.
Colombo is one of the first 18 cities that has been accredited as a Ramsar Wetland City at the 13th meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the Convention (COP13) held in Dubai, United Arab Emirates on 25 October 2018.
High-level Experts and Leaders Panel on Water and Disasters (HELP) - GWP consultation on Draft Principles on Investment and Financing for Water-related Disaster Risk Reduction was held on 12 October 2018 in Colombo, Sri Lanka.