Gender Equality, Leadership, and Inclusion in the WASH Sector Workshop

  • Gender Equality
  • Inclusion
  • Diversity
  • Water and Sanitation
  • Urban

Gender minorities are under-represented in utilities, government and private enterprises in the water and sanitation sector. This workshop will equip participants with knowledge and skills to address this critical area, sharing the experiences of leading organisations and professionals in the field and strategies used to improve gender and inclusion in respective workplaces. A panel of sector actors will discuss the real-life challenges they have faced in creating change and disrupting the status quo, what is it to be a gender minority in the water and sanitation sector and recommendations on how to break the glass ceilings for the next generation to come.

Effort will be made to ensure examples drawn from low- and middle-income countries countries. The workshop in partnership with University of Technology Sydney, Australian Aid & Water for Women Fund which will set the scene for industry state and non-state actors to engage, consult, and implement strategies aimed at ensuring a transformative gender-diverse workforce.

This workshop is part of series of events planned under the IWA new initiative on Inclusive Urban Sanitation focusing on gender diversity and equity across different geographies and socio-economic contexts.

Venue: Room C1

In partnership with:

Programme Committee

Name Affiliation Country
Siyka Radilova, Chair
International Water Association (IWA) United Kingdom
Prof. Juliet Willetts, Co-chair
University of Technology Sydney Australia
Hasin Jahan, Panelist
WaterAid Bangladesh Bangladesh
Mathi Vathanan, Panelist
Housing & Urban Development Department, Odisha India
Leticia Ackun, Panelist
African Water Association (AfWA) Côte D’ivoire
Margaret Maina, Panelist
Women in Water and Sanitation (WIWAS) Kenya