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Gender Mainstreaming in Water Harvesting in South Sudan

Gender Mainstreaming in Water Harvesting in South Sudan
May 2015

Resource-based conflicts over access to traditional grazing lands and water rights in South Sudan form a fundamental challenge to peace and stability in the country. To tackle the causes of conflict, the Government of South Sudan and the international community have been investing in livestock water provision over the last several years.

Unfortunately the building of water harvesting structures has so far focused mainly on the technical aspects, with less attention to social dynamics and peace-building, with impacts on the sustainability of the interventions. In order to understand water harvesting interventions in the context of livelihoods improvement, conflict resolution and policy discourse in South Sudan, FAO in collaboration with the United Nations Environment Programme have embarked on a joint project - “Assessment of water harvesting structures for sustainable livelihoods and peace building in South Sudan”, financed from the Peace Building Fund (PBF) for South Sudan.

A gender analysis was conducted to inform the government and development partners to better understand the different needs and priorities men and women as water users. The findings of the gender assessment form the basis of these gender mainstreaming guidelines for future water harvesting interventions.


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