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GENDER AND INFRASTRUCTURE: December 3-4, 2009 - Lima, Peru

This innovative workshop will focus on mainstreaming gender into infrastructure projects. The event is part of regional series sponsored by the Multilateral Development Banks Gender Working Group, that seek to promote MDG3: “Promote Gender Equality and Empower Women”. The workshop will bring together development practitioners from the public and private sectors, government agencies and academics, to build practical, hands-on skills for gender mainstreaming throughout the project cycle. The format will allow participants to share knowledge and best-practice on gender equality in infrastructure projects from across the world, and address real-time issues such as client needs in light of the current international economic crisis. The main sectors covered by the workshops are Energy, Transport, Water and Sanitation, and Irrigation.

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Mainstreaming Gender Equality in Infrastructure Projects Latin America and the Caribbean Workshop 2009
December 3-4 - Lima, Peru

The Gender Equality in Infrastructure workshop in Latin America and the Caribbean, is part of a series sponsored by the Multilateral Development Banks Gender Working Group (MDB)[1].
The workshops aim to:

  • Develop the capacity of MDBs’ and client countries’ staff to mainstream gender in infrastructure operations throughout the project cycle, including results monitoring and evaluation;
  • Share knowledge and experiences on gender equality in infrastructure projects;
  • Ensure greater integration of gender issues in infrastructure rescue packages linked to the current international economic crisis; and,
  • Develop a common platform of work across MDBs.

The objectives of the workshops are aligned with MDG3, “Promote Gender Equality and Empower Women”. Mainstreaming gender equality in infrastructure projects ultimately intends to:

  • Foster equal participation in infrastructure project design, implementation and benefit sharing;
  • Ensure that women’s needs for infrastructure services are taken into account; and
  • Promote women’s equal access to the infrastructure labor market, to infrastructure-related enterprises, and female-owned enterprises, through fair practice and bidding processes.

The main sectors covered by the workshops are: Energy, Transport, Water, Sanitation and Irrigation.

The first workshop took place in Manila[1] in November 2008 under the joint leadership of the World Bank and the Asian Development Bank. Around 85 people participated, mainly senior officials and staff from infrastructure and gender ministries, and institutions of eleven Asian countries, staff from the Asian Development Bank, bilateral organizations and NGOs. The LAC workshop will be the second workshop, and a third workshop will be held for the Africa Region in 2010.

Co-sponsors:
The workshop for Latin America and the Caribbean countries for December 3-4, 2009, is being organized under the joint leadership of the World Bank, the Inter-American Development Bank, and the Caribbean Development Bank. In light of the success of the Manila workshop, the target audience is likely to be broader with representatives from public and private domestic institutions, private sector, civil society, academia, and selected donors.

The workshop for Latin America and the Caribbean countries is being organized under the joint leadership of the World Bank, the Inter-American Development Bank, and the Caribbean Development Bank. In light of the success of the Manila workshop, the target audience is likely to be broader, with representatives from the public and private sector, civil society, academia, and donors.

Publication:
The workshop is designed to give participants the opportunity to learn from successful projects – though not exclusively, in Latin America -- in key infrastructure sectors, to brainstorm how to integrate best practice into their own activities, and to establish a common platform moving forward.

The workshop has four modules:

Module 1: Learning from Successful Projects
Module 2: Listening to Men and Women’s Needs for Infrastructure and Infrastructure Services
Module 3: Sector Customization
Module 4: Monitoring Results and Evaluating Outcomes

The regional workshops will be followed by a publication on Gender and Infrastructure, which will compile lessons learned, and tools developed from the workshops as well as case materials. In addition, the documentation will be posted on the sponsoring institutions’ websites.

For further information, please contact:
Kayoko Shibata, kmedlin@worldbank.org
Luz Caballero, luz_cigales@yahoo.com

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[1] The Multilateral Development Bank Gender Working Group was set up in 2001 with the aim of strengthening information sharing and collaboration among Multilateral Development Banks on gender equality in operations. Members include the Asian Development Bank, the African Development, Inter-American Development Bank, the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development, and the World Bank.

[2] For more information, visit http://go.worldbank.org/4OCJYZIIQ0, this includes 26 video presentations (power points, a cover story, a list of participants, and a podcast).

GENDER AND INFRASTRUCTURE WORKSHOP: December 3-4, 2009 - Lima, Peru


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The materials will be posted after the workshop

The materials will be posted after the workshop

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