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Gender Contextualization

IMI-SDG6 is currently developing approaches for the ‘gender contextualization’ of the SDG 6 global indicators to support gender-relevant, evidence-based policymaking in countries. 

The work on gender contextualisation began in June 2021 and will continue to the end of 2022, after which a set of tools and approaches will be included in country-level capacity building activities in 2022 and subsequent years.

More information can be found in UN-Water (2021) UN-Water (2021) Promoting Gender-sensitive and Inclusive Analysis of Water and Sanitation Data.

To support this important work, a group of gender experts has been convened to provide input and feedback on the work and draft outputs of IMI-SDG6. The group members have significant practical experience on gender issues, either at project, national or global level, as well as additional expertise on the gender-and-water nexus, gender data/monitoring or gender and other SDGs linked to water.

Gender experts supporting the SDG 6

Mr. Radu Ban, Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation 

Ms. Antra Bhatt, UN Women

Ms. Maria Ana Borges, Global Water Programme, International Union for Conservation of Nature

Ms. Bethany Caruso, Emory University, USA

Ms. Hajar Chamoun, ACTED, Lebanon

Ms. Jelana Chipungu, Centre for Infectious Disease Research, Zambia

Mrs. Lisa Debevec, Global Water Partnership

Mr. Ayanda Dlamini, Transformation Directorate, South Africa

Ms. Sara Duerto Valero, United Nations Women’s Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific

Ms. Yolanda Gomez, Philippines Water Partnership

Ms. Melita Grant, Institute for Sustainable Futures, University of Technology Sydney, Australia

Ms. Maren Heuvels, GIZ, Germany

Ms. Diana Iskreva, Earth Forever Foundation