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Gender in the NBDC

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Presented by Jemimah Njuki at the Nile Basin Development Challenge Science and Reflection Workshop, Addis Ababa, 4-6 May 2011.

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Gender in the NBDC

  1. 1. Gender in the NBDCJemimah Njuki<br />Nile Basin Development ChallengeScience and Reflection WorkshopAddis Ababa, 4-6 May 2011<br />
  2. 2. Rationale for gender within the Nile Basin Research Agenda<br />Men and Women’s different roles in crop, livestock and land management<br />Need to understand different roles of men and women in order to more effectively target interventions / information <br />Need for approaches that reach women given their role in water management<br />Different priorities for water use between men and women, need to understand these, integrate them in the project implementation process<br />Technologies, market and institutional innovations are not gender neutral: Differential impacts of technologies (including RWM) interventions on men, women and other social groups<br />Indicators to monitor processes and impacts on households but also on men and women<br />Gender and power relations shape benefits, trade-offs, opportunities<br />
  3. 3. Gender and Rain Water Management: What do we know?<br />General review of water and land management strategies<br />Constraints faced by men and women<br />Differences in water use (consumption, income generation, crop production)<br />Roles and status of men and women in land and water management<br />Labour issues<br />Water user’s associations, role and participation of women<br />Impacts of technologies/ other innovations (not much gender disaggregation)<br />Review of specific technologies <br />Conservation agriculture-mainly focused on labour issues, decision making<br />Watershed management-mainly on community participation and the role of women, negotiating benefits, some gendered impacts<br />Terraces –labour issues, potential for women dominated crops on terraces<br />
  4. 4. A framework for looking at gender issues in RWM<br />Schematic representation of a gendered livelihood conceptual framework (GAAP, 2011)<br />
  5. 5. Application of the framework to NBDC research and implementation<br />
  6. 6. Questions for debate<br />What are the key gender issues (access to land, etc) to consider to achieve the goal of improved livelihoods and environmental sustainability? <br />How do we integrate gender into the innovation platforms, the action research, the modeling and the mapping?<br />

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