Gender Equality and Social Inclusion
The Australian Water Partnership (AWP) recognises that the integration of Gender Equality and Social Inclusion (GESI) in its activities will lead to more equitable and sustainable outcomes. In recognition of the importance of GESI, AWP developed a GESI Policy in December 2017.
In line with the Policy, AWP strives to support Partners in their capacity to consider and include GESI in their work. First steps towards providing this support included a short training course prior to the 2019 Partners Workshop held in Brisbane (5 February).
Following this training, AWP has released a Guidance for Partners that explains how to address GESI in AWP concepts, proposals and tenders. GESI is one of ten criteria against which these are assessed, and it is also an essential criterion.