United Advisory Partners: WWAP Advisory Group on Gender Equality


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The Advisory Group on Gender Equality will assist WWAP in mainstreaming gender equality considerations in its activities and products, in particular the World Water Development Report (WWDR). It will provide guidance and feedback on the design and implementation of the programme's gender mainstreaming strategy, provide expertise, and suggest actions as needed.

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United Advisory Partners: WWAP Advisory Group on Gender Equality

  1. 1. UNITED ADVISORY PARTNERS: WWAPADVISORY GROUP ON GENDER EQUALITY The Advisory Group on Gender Equality will initially serve through the 4th phase of WWAP, until the end of 2012.
  2. 2.  Co-Chairs S. Gülser Corat is the Director of UNESCOs Division for Gender Equality in the Office of the Director-General. Before joining UNESCO in September 2004, she pursued a dual career in the academe and international development. Her academic work included research and teaching in the field of political economy at Carleton University and the University of Ottawa in Canada.
  3. 3.  Ms Athukorala is a multidisciplinary skilled professional, internationally recognised for her work in IWRM, gender and water. Crossing disciplinary and academic boundaries to water management from her 12 years previous experience as a university teacher in languages and cultural studies, she holds a MSc in Managing Rural Change, from the Imperial College at Wye, University of London.
  4. 4.  Members Ms. Corzo Perovic, a native of Peru, holds a Master of Science degree in International Development with a specialization in Population and Development from London School of Economics (LSE). Her dissertation research was on the feminization of migration. Moreover, Ms. Corzo Perovic has obtained a Bachelors degree in Political Science from the University of Maryland College Park in the U.S. and studied Corporate Marketing in Peru.
  5. 5.  Irene Dankelman is an ecologist by background. Already as a student she was a strong environmental activist. For over 30 years she has been active as a professional working in the area of environment and sustainable development, working with national and international NGOs, government agencies, academia and the UN(UNIFEM, UNEP).
  6. 6.  Manal Eid is master degree holder in gender studies. She has been working in the field of development specializing in gender issue for the past 15 years She has worked on gender issues in several fields such as health, education and sanitation, but has extensive experience in the water sector. In the water sector, she has worked on mainstreaming gender in the policies and programs of the Egyptian Ministry of Water Resources and Irrigation.
  7. 7.  Ms Joshi is currently Assistant Professor, Conjunctive Water Management and Conflicts, South Asia, at the Irrigation and Water Engineering Group at Wageningen University. In her current work she focuses on the gender and political representations of diverse conflicts and the inter- and intra- household impacts of dynamic transitions in water allocations and use in increasingly fluid urban/rural geographies and economies, including the effects of urban water grabs on peri- urban and rural water uses; and wastewater reuse in agriculture. She is also working on climate-induced water impacts on poverty and livelihoods in the Eastern Himalaya regions.
  8. 8.  Kenza Kaouakib-Robinson was appointed Secretary of UN-Water in March 2011. She is a Senior Sustainable Development Officer in the Water, Energy and Strategies Branch of the Division for Sustainable Development, Department of Economic and Social Affairs, New York. Her experience in the United Nations system spans more than twenty years, including a five year assignment at the Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia, as well as stints in various peacekeeping missions. She has managed, for many years, national and regional water resources projects notably in Africa and the Middle East.