Global Water Partnership launches new Gender Strategy
Introducing the new Gender Strategy, GWP Chair Dr. Ursula Schaefer-Preuss said that the work behind it has been a personal priority. She thanked GWP Steering Committee member Alice Bouman Dentener for her significant contributions to realising this strategy.
Dr. Brian McIntosh, IWC Senior Lecturer and Education Program Manager, supported the launch by highlighting the joint GWP-IWC scholarship initiative to promote women leadership in water management.
The full scholarship for two high-calibre candidates from developing countries to study the Master of Integrated Water Management (MIWM) supports women water leaders in postgraduate studies in Integrated Water Resources Management, in line with the Dublin Principle that women should "play a central part in the provision, management and safeguarding of water”.
Since 2012, the GWP has already supported three women from Bangladesh, Indonesia and Laos to attend the MIWM.
Read their stories:
|Reba Paul (Bangladesh)
||Elisabeth Tarigan (Indonesia)||Vanh Mixap (Laos)
|"I hold a very high vision for my future career in the water sector."||"I would really like to be active in the strategic and policy-making aspects of water resources management issues in Jakarta."||"I believe this program will help my family, my community, my country and the world."|
For more information about IWC Masters scholarships, visit: www.watercentre.org/scholarships