UNESCO Urges Gender Perspective In West Africa Water Policy-making

18 Oct 2020 by Local Press Report

The UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO), has advised West African countries to take into consideration gender perspective in formulating their national water policies. Mr Lamine Sow, Acting Director, UNESCO Regional Office, Abuja said that water and climate change affect all facets of life including, gender equality, food security, livelihood, preservation of the ecosystem as well as growth and development of societies. He said that it was important that women were involved in the policymaking process pertaining to water supply because they were those mainly affected by its unavailability.