PRO-WASH Webinar Series: WASH & Women’s Leadership
RSVP here for this webinar on Wednesday, February 27 2019 at 7 a.m. EST
Globally, women and young girls are disproportionately affected by lack of access to safe water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH). Comprehensive and inclusive WASH programming has the potential to contribute to gender equality, improve women’s social and economic development, and promote the health and well-being of all community members through improved nutrition outcomes.
Join PRO-WASH as we kick off the first of our webinar series looking at successful strategies and tools for integrating a gender-informed approach into WASH programming. Speakers will offer practical, hands-on guidance for how programs can better plan for, implement and capture lessons learned during the process of integrating a stronger focus on gender into their WASH programming. They will also share their own experiences working across a diverse array of countries and programs including their successes and even the challenges they have faced in strengthening meaningful women’s engagement in water governance, nutrition and resilience.
Tisa Barrios Wilson: Tisa Barrios Wilson is a Program Associate at WI-HER, LLC (Women Influencing Health, Education and Rule of Law) and responsible for gender integration in the Zika emergency response in Latin America under USAID’s Applying Science to Strengthen and Improve Systems (ASSIST) Project. Prior to WI-HER, Ms. Barrios Wilson was a researcher at the Center for the Developing Adolescent, a Peace Corps volunteer in Paraguay, and a researcher at the Office of HIV and AIDS at USAID.
Taroub Faramand: Taroub Faramand is the Founder and President of WI-HER, LLC (Women Influencing Health, Education and Rule of Law), and has over 35 years of senior-level international health, gender, health development, and social impact experience. Dr. Faramand developed an innovative science based approach called iDARE, to improve processes and outcomes. She has led gender integration and supported health systems strengthening, social behavior change, and knowledge management efforts for the Global USAID Applying Science to Strengthen and Improve Systems (ASSIST) Project and its predecessor, the Healthcare Improvement Project (HCI).
Saeqah Kabir: Ms. Kabir is the Knowledge Management and Communications team lead for World Vision’s ‘Nobo Jatra project, a five-year USAID Development Food Security Activity. Ms. Kabir oversees the implementation of the overall Knowledge Management, Learning and Communications portfolio that includes CLA engagement, adaptive management strategies, implementation of a thematic learning agenda and a knowledge management framework. Ms. Kabir will be sharing lessons learned from a recent longitudinal study, which examined the extent that women’s leadership improved management of water resources and affected the sustainability of committee activities.
Rebekah Pinto: Ms. Pinto currently serves as Director of the PRO-WASH program. She has over ten years of experience working as a multi-sectoral health and WASH specialist supporting programs throughout East Asia and Africa.