Advancing gender equality in Tunisia is key to water security and climate resilient water investments
Apr 19 2022
On 30 March 2022 at the Higher School of Engineers of Medjez el-Bab (ESIM) in the city of Beja, more than 60 participants and experts from the sectors of water, climate and gender representing Ministries, national and local public authorities, civil society and academia attended the Pilot launch workshop of the Africa Water Investment Programme: Gender Equality in Water Security and Climate Resilient Development in Africa (AIP WACDEP-G) in Tunisia. The workshop was organised by GWP-Med, the Regional Commissary for Agricultural Development in Beja and the General Directorate of Water Resources of the Ministry of Agriculture, Hydraulic Resources and Fisheries of Tunisia.
Advancing gender equality for water security through the AIP-WACDEP-G programme in Tunisia
AIP WACDEP-G promotes a gender transformative approach to address existing gender imbalances concerning water insecurity and the impacts of climate change. In Tunisia, due to variations in social roles and unequal access to water, women and girls often bear a disproportionate burden from the impacts of climate change. A gender transformative approach aims to change existing power dynamics and institutional arrangements that perpetuate inequalities by observing norms, attitudes and underlying social systems. The programme employs a bottom-up approach and actively engages public sector policy and decision-makers in its implementation through an inclusive multi-stakeholder approach.