International Workshop on Gender Issues in Water Management in Mysuru

The workshop will address gender issues in water resources management in developing countries

The workshop will address gender issues in water resources management in developing countries

An international workshop on gender issues in water management in developing countries and sustainable development will be held at JSS Medical College in Mysuru on 22-23 February.

JSS Academy of Higher Education and Research (JSSAHER), Mysuru, is organizing the workshop in partnership with the Center for Science and Technology of Non-Aligned and Other Developing Countries (NAM S&T Centre) and the Science Committee on Environmental Issues. Environment (SCOPE), Amstelveen, The Netherlands.

The workshop will address gender issues in water resources management in developing countries. The aim is to highlight the role and status of women in water use and management and to identify feasible strategies to empower them in global water governance, a press release said. press published by the Registrar of JSSAHER.

“The workshop aims to gain experience on gender and social equity approaches in water management as well as to actively assist in the development of local knowledge and resources to facilitate the dissemination of knowledge and skills. information”.

More than 40 experts and 200 participants from about 50 countries of the Non-Aligned Movement (NAM) working in the field of water sciences, ecosystems and related services and socio-economic sectors, as well as members of planning and policy groups working for gender equity meet for the workshop. “Experts will discuss and develop recommendations for policy actions, which should be implemented in NAM countries,” the statement added.

Keynote speakers are Dr Catherine Anne Brown, Director and Senior Consultant, Southern Waters Ecological Research and Consulting, Cape Town, South Africa, Professor David Jenkins, University of Plymouth, Plymouth, UK, Professor Nnenesi Kgabi from l Environmental Sciences and Management Unit, North-West University, Potchefstroom, South Africa, and Professor V Subramaniam, Former Professor, Jawaharlal Nehru University, India.

The event will be organized in mixed mode, both physical and online. The physical event will take place in the council hall of JSS Medical College in Mysuru. The inauguration is scheduled for 11:30 a.m. on February 22 in the presence of Dr. Amitava Bandopadhyay, Managing Director, NAM S&T Centre, Dr. CG Betsurmath, Executive Secretary, JSS Mahavidyapeetha, as well as other JSSAHER dignitaries including Dr. B Suresh, Pro-Chancellor, Dr Surinder Singh, Vice-Chancellor Dr B. Manjunatha, Registrar.

The link to see the workshop is here.

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