On June 8, the Swedish Dialogue Institute for the Middle East and North Africa hosted a network meeting of professionals from some 25 organisations working in the water sector. The theme for this gathering was “The Gender, Water, and Security Agenda: Stock-taking and Next Steps”. The meeting discussed the gender outcomes and in particular gender, water, and security linkages/developments coming out of the various activities and conferences that have taken place since the last meeting in late November 2021 (Mediterranean Water Forum, World Water Forum, MENA Climate Week, Stockholm+50 (in early June), and other events).
Participants also discussed opportunities to raise the gender, water, and security interlinkages ahead of and during the upcoming COP meetings in the region (COP27 in Egypt, COP28 in UAE). Recommendations included highlighting examples of women and youth acting as change agents, illuminating the gender and youth gaps in the COP process, and contributing to relevant policy developments.
Please find a detailed report of the meeting here.
Michela Miletto’s presentation on the work of the World Water Assessment Programme can be found here, and Alain Meyssonnier’s report from the World Water Forum in Dakkar in March 2022 can be found here.
A list of links to further readings can be found here.