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Empowering Women in Irrigation Management. The Case of the Gender Pilot Plan in Peru

Empowering Women in Irrigation Management. The Case of the Gender Pilot Plan in Peru
  • World Bank. February 2014
  • This case study aims to highlight, within the context of a Gender Pilot of the Peru Sierra Irrigation Project, how women's different needs were identified to facilitate their access to training and to increase their participation in the management of water users' organizations (WUOs). It follows the diagnostic participatory discussions around the importance for communities to include women in water management. In response to these diagnostics and subsequent discussions, the water users resolved to set specific targets for becoming more inclusive organizations, and shaped the content and timing of their activities to allow a greater number of women to participate. The document is divided into 6 titles, which include a background to the project, its achievements benefits and impacts and lessons learned.
  • Main themes: Awareness raising, Behaviour change, Community participation, Gender, Irrigation, Livelihoods, Participation, Water management, Water User Associations
  • Main target audience: Community, Decision makers, Gender specialists, Practitioners, Project managers, Project planners, Service providers, Water managers
  • Main purpose: Awareness raising, Capacity-building, Communication, Reporting on project findings/outputs, Stimulate debate
  • Type of resource: Case studies, Impact study, Lessons learned, Performance report
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Published in 2015