Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade / Dasra / International Development Enterprises / Maverick Collective / Population Services International

Gender and the Sanitation Market

Tuesday 29 August | 11.00-12.30 | Room: M5
Imran Nizami

Market-based approaches have gained significant momentum as a means of increasing access to quality sanitation. These approaches harness market forces to stoke demand and build supply capacity for sanitation products and services. Ensuring that improvements in the sanitation market are gender inclusive requires a deep understanding and accounting of gender roles and norms. This side event will move beyond theory to drive the discussion on how to best incorporate gender-equity objectives into market-based approaches to sanitation. To do so, we will draw on the experience of development practitioners and funders, each of whom is at a different stage in their journey to more effectively address gender considerations. We will also benefit from a variety of perspectives, including those who are thinking about gender policy at the global level and others whose focus is on translating global policy into local results, specifically in India. In each case, the discussion will center on actionable gender considerations specific to market-based approaches.

Gold standard events are committed to ensure the gender balance in speakers/panellists and young professional representation in the session.


11:00 Introduction

11:10 Panel discussion: Measurement, learning and policy
Moderator: Yi Wei
Panelists: Marcus Howard, Camilla Hagen-Sorli, Neera Nundy, and Krishnan Hariharan

11:30 Panel discussion: Women as market actors
Moderator: Neera Nundy
Panelists: Yi Wei, Aprajita Singh, Marcus Howard, and Camilla Hagen-Sorli

12:00 Panel discussion: Women as customers and consumers
Moderator: Krishnan Hariharan
Panelists: Yi Wei, Aprajita Singh, Marcus Howard, Camilla Hagen-Sorli

12:30 Close of session