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2009 Events

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, was part of a series sponsored by the Multilateral Development Banks Gender Working Group (MDB)[1].
The workshops aimed 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.

Transport Against HIV/AIDS: Continuing the Mainstreaming Agenda 
December 1, 2009
The transport sector strategies, tools and project components to mainstream an HIV response will be discussed. The event is a unique opportunity for TTLs and practitioners in both the transport and health sectors to learn about the various tools and good practice developed over the past few years in this area. The session will serve as a platform to discuss and learn about the role of WB transport, IFC and partners in mitigating HIV/AIDS and the various actions taken to help fight the disease within the sector. In particular, the session will review some of the most recent regional work, covering all regions of the Bank.

GDLN Stakeholders Consultation on draft report on Strengthening Monitoring and Evaluation of HIV/AIDS Components in Road Projects
February 25, 2009
The objective of the GDLN consultation organized by the World Bank was to discuss the report and its recommendations, and the way forward. Based on the discussion, the report will be finalized for broad dissemination. The goal is to build understanding/deepening knowledge among road agencies, implementing road agencies, AIDS control offices, development partners, truckers and transport association and civil society on the importance of mainstreaming HIV AIDS in road projects and the ways to improve monitoring and evaluation to ultimately increase the contribution of the roads and highways sector to reducing the impact of HIV AIDS.


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