Supporting gender mainstreaming component in jordan’s water sector strategy (2016-2025)

Date: Nov 2017 to Jan 2018


Within the framework of IHP-VIII (Water Security: Addressing local, regional and global challenges), Theme 4, “Water and Human Settlements of the Future”, UNESCO Regional Bureau for Sciences in the Arab States plans supports the implementation of the National Water Sector Strategy (2016-2025) in Jordan, particularly the Gender Mainstreaming Component of the strategy. In addition to building on the three topical studies undertaken previously by UCO in Egypt, Morocco, and Tunisia, and on the
comprehensive guidelines developed by WWAP, the study shall be guided by well-established Water, Sanitation and Hygiene literature, especially concerning the mainstreaming of gender both in WASH monitoring and assessment and in IWRM within the context of addressing Goal 6 (Water and Sanitation) of the Sustainable Development Agenda (2030) and highlighted in the GEMI workshop report The study is envisioned to consist of three major phases.

Objectives and results of the action:

ACWUA implement undertake a case-study on Gender mainstreaming in Integrated Water Resources Management and Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) in Jordan. In this regard, ACWUA will build on UNESCO comprehensive toolkit on “sex-disaggregated indicators for water assessment, monitoring, and reporting and on the outcomes of “integrated monitoring of water and sanitation related Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) targets – GEMI” workshop held in Amman 2015 to ensure (a) a state-of-the-art structured approach to the study, and (b) an outcome that includes concrete actions and tools that can directly contribute to Jordan’s water management.


  • 2 focus discussion group in (Irbid and Balqa)
  • Interviews with women in water sector (Irbid and Balqa)
  • Distribute and collects questionnaires in Irbid and Balqa
  • Final study report




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