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AMCOW develops strategy for mainstreaming gender in the water sector

Africa Ministers Council on Water (AMCOW) www.amcow.net/ has produced a policy and strategy document to mainstream Gender in the Africa Water sector. The strategy document was developed in the context of the African Union’s efforts to support gender mainstreaming, within development sectors including the water sector.

The objectives of the AMCOW Gender Policy and  strategy are to promote implementation of the African Ministerial Commitments on gender and water (PANAFCON 2003);  initiate policy dialogue aimed at developing concrete action plans for mainstreaming gender in all activities developed in national water sector plans; create awareness for the importance of mainstreaming gender in water management for improving women’s lives and sustainable development; and guide member states on the development and implementation of a National Gender Management System (GMS) that is relevant to the water sector.

 

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