The last of the three webinars on gender within the URBAN-WASTE project’s framework, on 17 May at 11.00 CET, will be assessing the outcomes and achievements and their relation to gender.
UrbanWaste needs to report on how the project has taken gender into account, and what differences this may have produced. The project report, a final presentation in Brussels, and an article on gender mainstreaming innovative waste minimisation in tourist areas, will be used to disseminate what has worked, what the obstacles have been, and what we have learned, collectively, through the project. The aim of all this is to promote effective waste management in tourist areas.
Good, gender-disaggregated, data collection is at the heart of effective evaluation, and this enables organisations to develop their gender equality strategies. Attention to gender equality is also a key component of creating the most effective waste reduction strategies. In addition, one of the most powerful ways of inspiring colleagues within and beyond the pilot cities is to collect narratives about what has worked.
We need to think about how to do this now, one year before we report, so that all parties are aware of the data to be identified and collected. This webinar will emphasise the importance of reporting, and will describe some evidence bases used elsewhere in gender equality projects. It will identify the quantitative and qualitative data that partners need to collect, and will provide an opportunity for participants to discuss any issues anticipated with this.
The webinar will encourage participants to contribute their own experiences of how having gender balanced teams/groups/participants has made a difference.
The webinar will also illustrate how attention to gender equality across municipal activities (which depends on the kind of reporting identified earlier) can make for more effective and socially responsible service delivery.
- The purpose and importance of gender reporting: delivering robust and gender-fair waste innovations in tourist cities;
- Examples of reporting on gender equality, including:
a. UN Framework Convention on Climate Change
b. Gender Pay Gap
c. Athena Swan programme on gender equality in higher education;
- The gender data we have and are collecting:
a. Stakeholder participation
b. Staff in waste management offices
c. Who is managing the innovation measures;
- What differences has this made/does this make?
a. Matching the gender data with innovation success
b. Examples of narratives to illustrate achievements
c. Experiences of participants – what has each participant learned from developing gender equality in waste innovation;
- Summing up and next steps.