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Women and Water for Global development Award


"This is OUR Planet Lets Develop it and Let it Grow"It is in order to recognise the role that women have played and continue to play in water, sanitation and forestry management in worldwide the Women International Coalition Organisation (WICO) International and its partner organisations have jointly developed the Women and Water for Global Development Awards. This initiative aims to honour and celebrate the hard work of women, and to highlight:· the participation of professional and community-based women, and · the key role women play in poverty eradication, education and sustainable development in both urban and rural settings. The launch of the Women and Water for Global Development Award would take place at 5th World Water Forum in Istanbul Turkey, March 2009 to women who have played leading roles in water, sanitation and forestry in the following four categories: · Research · Community Development· Education and Awareness · Management and Policy-making.A nominee for these categories can either be an individual or a group. The awards will be presented to women of stature, women who have excelled in their field, and who have made a significant contribution to the water, sanitation and forestry sectors in worldwideSuccessful nominations will be by the adjudication panel for:· the use of knowledge· skills, and· considerable capacity to ensure that water, sanitation and forestry management worldwide and towards building a Planet that truly belongs to all.


Thank you so much for futhering the outgoing information about women's key role in sustainable development. Clean water availability is vital to women and thier families in so many urban and rural areas. The issues involving safety (as women walk, sometimes miles, to gather water), water drinkability (water source values) and general water availability need to stay in the world's focus.
We applaud this award as it brings more attention to the current issues of global water and women. We deeply support, too, all the women who are working hard today to improve conditions for women worldwide.

- Lys Anzia, director
Women News Network - WNN


mboneenie's picture

Thank you Lys

We are looking for Partners for the award.
I hope your organisation can be one.


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