The 9th and 10th of October, KEP carried out a gender and water roundtable to analyse and discuss about the following main issues:
• Why and how does water projects affect and benefit men and women differently.
• Women, men, girls and boys have different roles and division of labour, also related to water resources: Productive, Reproductive, Community.
• Why consider social aspects in – smart economics and human rights.
The former Minister for Ministry of Environment, Ms. Albena Retshitsaj, was inaugural speaker and the seminar was facilitated by the consultant Anja Taarup Nordlund from Nordic Consulting Group with support from Ulf Färnsveden, the PGE in the KEP programme. The workshop also had external presentations from Anita Hajredini, from Pristina Water company who have carried out a gender assessment through EDGE, and from Vigan Behluli, a World Bank consultant about a WB irrigation project in Kosovo. Participants were from the Inter-Ministerial Water council, from advisors of the Prime Minister’s Office, from Water companies in Pristina from Ministry of Environment, from Parliamentary Assembly for Environment, from Parliamentary Assembly for Public Administration, from Parliamentary Assembly for Economic Development and from Parliamentary Assembly for Human rights and gender equality. A representative from the national Gender Agency of Kosovo was also attending to the meeting together with Donor representatives from Sida, World Bank and the German cooperation.
The round-table was carried out in hotel Sirius, below you have links from newspapers: