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Working with women and men on water and sanitation : an African field guide

This manual provides guidelines on planning and implementing water and sanitation projects and programmes with a gender-aware approach. It first explains the following key concepts: gender, gender awareness, gender policy, partnership, integrated water supply projects, environmental problems, and sustainability. This is followed by an overview of types of projects with different approaches towards gender and reasons why a special policy on gender is needed in water and sanitation projects. The main part of the document then discusses the different stages in the project cycle: identification, preparation, planning, training, implementation, management and operation, and monitoring and evaluation. For each stage, those issues which are important for a gender-aware approach are highlighted. Throughout the document experiences from Netherlands financed projects in Africa are included.

TitleWorking with women and men on water and sanitation : an African field guide
Publication TypeMiscellaneous
Year of Publication1994
AuthorsBoesveld, M, F. Attia, ARahman, Hermans, R, Amsatou, K, Kapweya, H, Kavita, T, Lenting, R, Mbare, J, Mumuni, F, Mwaramba, J, Sana, C, Ochola, P
Secondary TitleOccasional paper series / IRC
Volumeno. 25
Paginationvi, 98 p.: ill.
Date Published1994-01-01
PublisherIRC
Place PublishedThe Hague, The Netherlands
Keywordsadministration, africa, community participation, evaluation, gender, guidelines, manuals, men, monitoring, partnerships, planning, sanitation, sustgen, training, water supply, women
Abstract

This manual provides guidelines on planning and implementing water and sanitation projects and programmes with a gender-aware approach. It first explains the following key concepts: gender, gender awareness, gender policy, partnership, integrated water supply projects, environmental problems, and sustainability. This is followed by an overview of types of projects with different approaches towards gender and reasons why a special policy on gender is needed in water and sanitation projects. The main part of the document then discusses the different stages in the project cycle: identification, preparation, planning, training, implementation, management and operation, and monitoring and evaluation. For each stage, those issues which are important for a gender-aware approach are highlighted. Throughout the document experiences from Netherlands financed projects in Africa are included.

NotesIncludes references
Custom 1202.1, 202.5
Original PublicationGender in community water supply, sanitation and water resource protection : a guide to methods and techniques, La politique du genre dans l'hydraulique villageoise, l'assainissement et la protection des ressources en eau : un guide methodologique et tech

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