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International Women’s Day

Conference : Water, women and sustainable development in Africa

Within the framework of the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, "Conference : Water, women and sustainable development in Africa" organized by UNESCO in cooperation with the French association « Femmes de Demain » and the Organisation Internationale de la Francophonie (OIF). It will take place at UNESCO Headquarters on 25 November 2010 from 9.00 am to 5.30 pm in Room II.
The Conference will address the challenges that women face and the role they play in relation to water resources management, water governance and water development.

It will bring together high-level experts whose work is related to water and sustainable development in Africa.

Ms Antoinette Sassou Nguesso, First Lady of the Republic of Congo, has kindly agreed to honor us with her presence and to address the participants.

The Conference will be divided in 3 Round Tables and will end with a presentation of the development projects supported by "Femmes de Demain" and the documentary film "Teinturières de Bamako".

Experts will discuss the following themes:
- access to water and water quality in Africa, discrimination and violence linked to water;
- water governance in Africa; financing and water management;
- education, professional training, and economic and cultural prospects linked to water

To attend the Conference, please subscribe either by email : gender.equality@unesco.org or by telephone :

You will find the programme of the Conference in attachment at the end of this page.

Femmes de Demain

File/document Programme Conf Femmes et eau - 25 nov 2010.doc
Source ODG/GE
Author(s) ODG/GE





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