United States Agency for International Development / GAP Inc.

Why Women? Why Water? The Gap Inc. and USAID Alliance

Monday 28 August | 14.00-14.45 | Room: NL 253

Join Gap Inc. and USAID for a discussion related to their new partnership, the Women + Water Alliance, which aims to improve and sustain the health and wellbeing of women and communities touched by the apparel industry. The Women + Water Alliance is USAID’s first water sector initiative to focus on women as change agents to improve water and sanitation services. The showcase will begin with a brief overview of the Women + Water Alliance’s vision and objectives in India, including the role of key Alliance partners: CARE India, Water.org, Institute for Sustainable Communities (ISC) and International Center for the Research on Women (ICRW).


14:00 Gap Inc. and USAID Partnership
Jim Peters, Deputy Assistant Administrator and Acting Global Water Coordinator in the Bureau for Economic Growth, Education and Environment (E3)

14:10 Women + Water Alliance Strategy 
Melissa Fifield
, Senior Director Sustainable Innovation, Gap Inc. 

14:20 Water.org Partnership
Vedika Bhandarkar, Managing Director, India, Water.org

14:30 Audience discussion

  • Stakeholder engagement in India

14:45 Close of session