Conference - Women and Water in South and Central Asia. Building a Sustainable Future


Access to and management of water -- one of the most crucial, life-sustaining resources -- underlies security and development in South and Central Asia. This conference will bring together grassroots and international experts working on water and women’s empowerment in the region, to share knowledge and build sustainable local solutions. It will include panel discussions about civic engagement on water resource management, women’s rights intersecting with water issues in South and Central Asia, resource management and rural development, and teaching WASH (water, sanitation, hygiene) to communities. Speakers include women from Afghanistan, Kyrgyzstan, India, Pakistan and Tajikistan who are participating in George Washington University’s three-year project, “Women and Water in Central and South Asia: Building International Social Capital for Sustainable Peace and Development.”
This conference is organized by George Washington University’s Central Asia Program and Global Gender Program, sponsored by the U.S. Department of State, in cooperation with ALGA Rural Women’s Association, Watershed Management Group, Zan va Zamin, Afghans4Tomorrow, Hisaar Foundation and OSCE Academy.
RSVP:  womenwatergw@gmail.com
Tuesday, October 1, 2013, 9:30 am-6:00 pm
OSCE Academy, Bishkek
1 Botanichesky pereulok
720044 Bishkek, Kyrgyz Republic
The programme is attached.

Access to and management of water -- one of the most crucial, life-sustaining resources -- underlies security and development in South and Central Asia. This conference will bring together grassroots and international experts working on water and women’s empowerment in the region, to share knowledge and build sustainable local solutions. It will include panel discussions about civic engagement on water resource management, women’s rights intersecting with water issues in South and Central Asia, resource management and rural development, and teaching WASH (water, sanitation, hygiene) to communities.

Speakers include women from Afghanistan, Kyrgyzstan, India, Pakistan and Tajikistan who are participating in George Washington University’s three-year project, “Women and Water in Central and South Asia: Building International Social Capital for Sustainable Peace and Development.”


This conference is organized by George Washington University’s Central Asia Program and Global Gender Program, sponsored by the U.S. Department of State, in cooperation with ALGA Rural Women’s Association, Watershed Management Group, Zan va Zamin, Afghans4Tomorrow, Hisaar Foundation and OSCE Academy.
RSVP:  womenwatergw@gmail.com


Tuesday, October 1, 2013, 9:30 am-6:00 pm
OSCE Academy, Bishkek1 Botanichesky pereulok

720044 Bishkek, Kyrgyz Republic

The programme is attached.

Bishkek Conference Final Announcement-1.pdf