This interactive session will provide participants the opportunity to learn innovate ways to improve women’s participation in different types of projects (health, business, environment) and will include perspectives of three inspiring women that are using networks locally, regionally and globally to empower women and accelerate their active role in creating more peaceful and productive societies.
The session is hosted by the Africa Environment and Natural Resources GP in collaboration with the Global Wildlife Program.
The Africa Environment Global Practice has a diverse portfolio of projects, where women are key actors in environmental protection and management of renewable natural resources – land, water, fish, forests and ecosystems. In line with the new WB Gender Strategy, there is now a greater focus on designing interventions to help close key gender gaps (in jobs, assets, endowments, etc.). The Global Wildlife Program (GWP), a partnership led by the World Bank aims to conserve wildlife, prevent wildlife crime and promote sustainable development to protect natural capital and livelihoods. The GWP is interested to explore methods to engage communities by reducing gender issues and supporting the involvement of women in the natural resource governance.