water resources management

Women as change-makers in the governance of shared waters

Issues of women’s participation and gender equality in the governance of shared waters have received insufficient attention to date in both the research and practice literature, yet action is happening on the ground. Women play key roles in generating change in the way water is used, shared, and allocated, from local to transnational levels and in spite of legal, regulatory and institutional frameworks that provide little space for their participation in planning and decision- making.

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Panama Climate Change Gender Action Plan (CCGAP) Factsheet

The overall objective of Panama’s Climate Change and Gender Action Plan is to incorporate a gender perspective in the National Climate Change Strategy of Panama, under the leadership of the Climate Change and Desertification Unit of the National Environment Authoririty, in order to facilitate its implementation under the principles of equity and justice.

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