APFM participated in two gender-focused events over the past few months to find synergies with potential partners for the Training Manual for Mainstreaming Gender in Flood Management, which is currently under development.
APFM attended the European Geosciences Union General Assembly in Vienna, Austria from 23 to 28 April 2017 to participate in a special session on Hydrological risk under a gender and age perspective. The APFM presentation highlighted the World Meteorological Organization’s efforts in gender mainstreaming in geosciences, with a special focus on integrated flood management. Through this event, APFM found opportunities for testing and linking with possible beneficiaries for the training manual.
On 19 June 2017, APFM participated in a workshop held by the Global Water Partnership (GWP) in Stockholm, Sweden focusing on Gender Equality and Social Inclusion in Water Resources Management. GWP shared findings from its scoping study on the Gender-Water-Development Nexus and led dynamic discussions on identifying gaps and opportunities, lessons learned, getting started, monitoring and evaluation, the importance of sex-disaggregated data, and taking action. The workshop was a good opportunity for networking with potential donors, civil society members, academics and river basin representatives.
APFM is actively seeking funding opportunities for the development of the training manual. Please get in touch with us if you are interested in collaborating with APFM on this effort!