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National Workshop on - Gender consideration in Integrated Water Resource Management. Date:24-25 April 2017 at Rigs Inn Hotel

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Gender Consideration in Integrated Water Resource Management in Bangladesh


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Gender mainstreaming is a process for improving the relevance of development agendas and achieving gender equality goals. Gender equality in Integrated Water Resource Management (IWRM) means that the rights, responsibilities and opportunities regarding water use must not depend on whether a person is born male or female. It has been accepted and well understood that considering gender issues in IWRM will assure the environmental, social, cultural and economic sustainability since the International Conference on Water and the Environment (ICWE) was held in Dublin in 1992. Sustainable development of IWRM must consider and recognize that there are different groups of interest with different necessities, relations and opportunities concerning the access and use of water. For that reason, gender mainstreaming is an integral part of IWRM and essential for improving the effectiveness of the four pillars of IWRM: environmental sustainability, economic efficiency, social equity and water governance.

Cap-Net is an international network for capacity building in IWRM concepts and principles. The network follows unique and innovative approaches for sustainable water development. Ever since the inception of Cap-Net Bangladesh in March 2004, Bangladesh Centre for Advanced Studies (BCAS) has being working as its secretariat with an aim to facilitate and promote interdisciplinary approaches to conceptualize, plan and implement water resource development in the country.

As the secretariat of CapNet-Bangladesh, BCAS organized a two day long national workshop on ‘Gender Consideration in Integrated Water Resource Management’. The goal of this training of trainers’ course was to capacitate water professionals, capacity builders, local authorities and other stakeholders to ensure women involvement in the context of integrated water resources management. The aim of this workshop was to help policy makers and practitioners in developing strong evidence based, integrated, strategic approach to reducing gender discrimination and create equal space for men and women regarding IWRM which best suits their specific conditions and needs.

Key dates

  • Invitations to relevant persons to be sent by BCAS
  • Follow-up call on invitation: 18-20 April
  • The workshop will be held during 24-25 April 2017


Conference Room, Rigs Inn Hotel

House No. 09, Road No. 23/A
Gulshan-1, Dhaka-1212





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