Friday September 23, 2011
02:30 PM - 03:30 PM
H Auditorium

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Infrastructure is a critical component in economic growth and poverty reduction.  So are policies to promote gender inclusion in policy making and implementation. Yet the issues surrounding the intersection of gender and infrastructure are not often examined.  This session used real-world examples to explore how gender and infrastructure impact each other for the benefit of both, and development in general.

Key questions addressed included:
  • What is the symbiotic relationship between gender and infrastructure?
  • How can the international development community take this agenda further for better development outcomes?
  • How is gender main-streaming currently taking place in the work of sustainable development at the World Bank, particularly in the wake of the World Development Report 2012 on gender equality and the IDA 16 targets?

Panelist(s):Haifa Abu Ghazaleh , Minister of Tourism and Antiquities, Jordan
Michelle Bachelet , Executive Director, UN Women, United Nations
Gunilla Carlsson , Minister, International Development Cooperation, Sweden
Jane Weru , Executive Director and Founding Member, Akiba Mashinani Trust, Kenya
Moderator(s):Claire Shipman , Senior National Correspondent, ABC TV News, United States

Organized by:Roger Morier and Robert Bisset, Sustainable Development Network – World Bank Group

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