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Infrastructure for all : meeting the needs of both men and women in development projects : a practical guide for engineers, technicians and project managers

This guide aims to provide an awareness of gender issues for engineers, technicians and project managers who want to ensure that the infrastructure and services they provide are suitable for the whole of society. The first four chapters give an overview of some of the community issues that engineers need to be aware of throughout the project cycle and what links these to the engineer’s role. These chapters have been written around engineering issues. The later chapters move from the why? and what? to the more detailed question: how? They give specific, practical examples of how engineers can involve men and women in development projects in order to match infrastructure with their needs. These chapters can be used as a source book for inspiration and guidance on appropriate designs and construction techniques. Evidence for placing the needs of men and women at the centre of infrastructure development is provided in figures, case studies and comments in boxes used throughout the book, illustrating ways of involving men and women in engineering projects. More empirical evidence is given in a series of statistical analyses of why projects succeed or fail.

TitleInfrastructure for all : meeting the needs of both men and women in development projects : a practical guide for engineers, technicians and project managers
Publication TypeBook
Year of Publication2007
AuthorsReed, B., Coates, S., Parry-Jones, S.
Paginationxvii, 209 p. : 60 fig.
Date Published2007-01-01
PublisherWater, Engineering and Development Centre, Loughborough University of Technology, WEDC
Place PublishedLoughborough, UK
ISSN Number9781843801092
Keywordsappropriate technology, gender, guidelines, infrastructure, sanitation, sdigen, water supply
Abstract

This guide aims to provide an awareness of gender issues for engineers, technicians and project managers who want to ensure that the infrastructure and services they provide are suitable for the whole of society. The first four chapters give an overview of some of the community issues that engineers need to be aware of throughout the project cycle and what links these to the engineer’s role. These chapters have been written around engineering issues. The later chapters move from the why? and what? to the more detailed question: how? They give specific, practical examples of how engineers can involve men and women in development projects in order to match infrastructure with their needs. These chapters can be used as a source book for inspiration and guidance on appropriate designs and construction techniques. Evidence for placing the needs of men and women at the centre of infrastructure development is provided in figures, case studies and comments in boxes used throughout the book, illustrating ways of involving men and women in engineering projects. More empirical evidence is given in a series of statistical analyses of why projects succeed or fail.

NotesIncludes references
Custom 1202.1, 302.1

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