Delivering inclusive, gender-sensitive water infrastructure

Delivering inclusive, gender-sensitive water infrastructure

On International Women’s Day we reflect on CRIDF’s approach to gender equality and our efforts to address gender and social inclusion through water infrastructure projects. The approach is delivering results across Southern Africa – not only for women and girls but for entire communities and the wider water sector. The campaign theme for this year’s…

Mainstreaming gender to make water projects work better

Mainstreaming gender to make water projects work better

Many water schemes fail because women aren’t consulted or considered at the project preparation stage, meaning the final design does not meet the needs and expectations of female beneficiaries. To help address this problem, the Southern African Development Community (SADC) recently hosted a ‘Gender Clinic’ – funded by the German development agency, GIZ, and organised…

Talking ecosystems, infrastructure and people at World Water Week

Talking ecosystems, infrastructure and people at World Water Week

This year’s World Water Week once again brought more than 3,000 international water experts to Stockholm at the end of August, united under the theme of “Water, ecosystems and human development”. CRIDF took part throughout the week. CRIDF’s Caroline Brown, as a member of Stockholm International Water Institute’s Young Scientific Programme Committee, held responsibility for…