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Gender Action Plan

Quarterly Progress  Report of Gender Action Plan

(April-June, 2018)

 

 

Project Title:  Southwest Area Integrated Water Resources Planning and Management Project- Additional Financing (SWAIWRPMP-AF)

 

Date of Update: June, 2018  Submission Date: 11– 07-2018

 

Agency:          Bangladesh Water Development Board.                                             

 

Time frame:   From July 2015 to June 2022                         

 

Gender Category: GEN                     

 

Project Impact (from DPP):  

 

Enhanced economic growth and reduced poverty in rural areas of the selected sub regions in the southwest areas

                        

Project Outcome (from DPP):

 

Enhanced productivity and sustainability of existing flood control and drainage/irrigation (FCD/I) systems (forming hydrological boundaries) suffering from low productivity and poverty in the selected sub-regions of the southwest through (i) Preparing IWMPs for the areas; (ii) Delivering services for WMA development, water management facilities, and support for agriculture, fishery, and livelihood enhancement including women and disadvantaged groups; and

(iii) Strengthening institutions to operate the above functions while delivering intended benefits with self-sustaining O&M Mechanisms.

                                    

Whether there is a Gender  Action Plan:   Yes 

 

Is there a Gender  Specialist: There is a provision for Gender Specialist. Accordingly the Gender Specialist Joined on the 10th September,2017 and the Principal Extension Officer, WMO Development Unit, PMO, SWAIWRPMP-AF assigned to act as Gender Focal Point for GAP implementation.

If not, how gender  mainstreaming is supported? N/A

Features  of Gender Action Plan                                                                           

Activities, Indicators     and Targets 

Progress of     Reporting Quarter April-June 2018 

 

Cumulative Progress up to     June  2018

Qualitative     aspects of Accomplished Activities and Comments/Explanations

1a: Preparation of    integrated water management plans
      Preparation of four integrated water    management plans for each subproject
Activity 1: Ensure women participation in consultation meetings
Target 1.1: Include 40% of women participation in    consultation meetings. The data/list of meeting participants will be    presented with sex disaggregated data.
In this quarter 2 union level meeting and 46 Water Management Groups (WMG) Ad-hoc committee formation meeting were held, where 1872 participants were present. Out of the total participants 309 (16.50%) women were present.
Till June 2018, 30 union level meetings and 141 WMG Ad- hoc committee formation meeting were held, where total 26,014 participants were present. Among them 14274 (47%) were women.

Activity    2:Integrate activities to address women’s needs in the integrated water management plan
 
Target 2.1: Final integrated water management    plans will include actions identified in the meeting.
In this quarter, total 11717 members enrolled in the committee to integrate women need in water management plan. Among them 7051 (60%) are women
Till June, 2018 total 35494 member enrolled in the committee. Among them 20,572 (58%) are women

1b: Preparation of Subunit    Implementation Plan (SIPs)
Preparation of SIPs for each subunit 
Activity 3: Ensure women participation in consultation meetings
Target    3.1:Include    40% of women participation in consultation meetings. The data/list of meeting    participants will be presented with sex disaggregated data
In this quarter 2 union level meetings and 46 Water Management Groups (WMG) Ad-hoc committee formation meeting were held, where 1872 participants were present. Out of the total participants 309 (16.50%) women were present.
Till June 2018, 30 union level meetings and 141 WMG Ad- hoc committee formation meeting were held, where total 26,014 participants were present. Among them 14274 (47%) were women.

Activity 4. Ensure activities to address women’s needs included in SIPs (need based)
Target    4.1:    Final SIPs include provisions for joint and/or separate gender training for    women and men.
N/A


1c. WMO formulation and support
1c-1: Formulation and capacity building of    WMOs
 Activity 5: Ensure women engagement as social mobilizers
 
Target 5.1: Recruitment of 33% women for senior    and community mobilizers
No recruitment occurred in this quarter
Total 110 field staff (CF, SF ,Field Coordinator & WMO Monitors) have been recruited. Among them 19 (17.27%) are women.
Total 110 field staff (CF, SF,Field Coordinator & WMO Monitors) have been recruited. Among them 19 (17.27%) are women.
Activity 6: Train PMO and subproject Management Unit (SMO) staff on gender issue
Target 6.1: Provide training to 100% PMO and SMO    staff and facilitators in gender and other social consideration issues using    the guidelines for gender requirements     
No Training provided in this quarter
 Total 217 staff received training in two batches. Among them 41 (18.89%) are women staff.
Total PMO and SMO staffs are 153. Till June 2018, a total number of 217 staffs received training in two batches. Some of them  received training two times. Beside this, regular coaching is being provided to the field staffs by the Gender and Social Development Specialist of ISPMC on Gender concept  and other social consideration issues.
Activity 7: Training of Water Management Organization (WMO) members, both female and male beneficiaries, in water management and Operations and Maintenance (O&M)
Target    7.1: Include 33% of    women participants in training in water management and O&M. 
30 batches training program were conducted on Organizational Management and Bye-Law drafting, where total participants 750. Out of total participants 262 (35%)  are women
30 batches training program were conducted on Organizational Management and Bye-Law drafting, where total participants 750. Out of total participants 262 (35%)  are women

Activity 8: Elect women representatives in WMGs
Target    8.1:    Include 33% women members in WMG
Target    8.2:    80% of WMGs have at least two out of five elected women members of the management committee (President, vice-president, secretary, etc.)
67 WMG’s election has been completed where 1044 members are elected as executive committee members. Out of 1044 elected members 365 nos. are women (35%)
20+67 =87 WMG’s election has been completed where 23777+1044=24821 members are elected as executive committee members. Out of 24821 elected members 13886 nos.  are women (56%)

1c-2: Livelihood    improvement support.
Activity    9: Ensure women participation in training and supporting programs
Target 9.1: 33% women participation in livelihood    support training, such as crop diversification, seed production, composting    process and techniques, nurseries, tree planting, poultry raising, cow and    goat rearing, safe sanitation, and other trainings as per their needs.


 
Activity 10: Organize destitute women groups according    to selected on-farm and off- farm activities 
Target    10.1:    100% of destitute women from WMO member families received at least one    livelihood support training
Not started yet
Not started yet
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Not started yet
 
Activity    11: Integrate activities to address women’s needs in integrated water management  and provide training
Target    11.1:


 
2:Infrastructure    facilities of flood control, drainage and irrigation schemes in the    subproject areas restored
Rehabilitation and    construction of water   management    structures
Activity    12: Ensure women benefit from employment in project supported construction works
Target    12.1: Form    LCS groups with 30% WMG women members
Not started yet
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Not started yet
According to GPWM. 2001 and Participatory Water Management Rules-2014 (PWMR-2014) 30% women will be LCS members. So it is upgraded to 30% from 25% (in original GAP)
Activity 13: Emphasize gender aspect of labor standard including equal wage for women and men for equal work
Target    13.1:    Train PMO and SMO staff and facilitators to supervise; verify and ensure that    the conditions for recruiting women in construction works are met.  
Not started yet
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Activity 14:  Occupational health and safety, safe water supply, and sanitation
Target    14.1:    Facilities for women workers where women are employed are available and cover    specific needs of women on the standard operating procedure for health and    safety staff.
Not started yet
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Not started yet

Activity 15: Separate toilets for women, where identified
Target 15.1:


Separate Toilet for women is under consideration to provide each WMA (initially targeted 22) with a “community building” that acts as office, store room, meeting room and have separate toilet for women.
3: Institutional capacity for sustainable    participatory water resources planning and management strengthened 
3a: Institutional capacity strengthening for    management of WMOs
Capacity building of BWDB on integrated    water resources management with participatory approaches, and management of    WMOs, including institutional capacity development of OCWM.
Activity    16: Integrate a gender-specific module in BWDB training
Target 16.1: Gender aspects integrated in the    relevant training program / module. 
 
Gender aspects included in the relevant training program / module. The session includes Gender Concept and Gender Mainstreaming in the development.
Gender aspects included in the relevant training program / module. The session includes Gender Concept and Gender Mainstreaming in the development.
Activity    17. Include women in the training program
Target    17.1: 15%    women participants in training 
Programs
In this quarter, 30 batches training program conducted on Organizational Management and Bye-Law drafting for the WMG members, where total participants were 750. Out of the total participants, male was 488 (65% and Female 262 (35 %).
30 batches training program conducted on Organizational Management and Bye-Law drafting, where total participants were 750. Out of the total participants, male was 488 (65%) and Female 262 (35 %).

Activity 18: Raise awareness and build capacity of men and women officials in mainstreaming gender in integrated water resources management.
Target    18.1: 

Gender aspects included in the all training program. Gender and Social Development Specialist of ISPMC and Assistant Chief, Sociology, PMO, BWDB jointly responsible to carry out the session. The session includes Gender concept and Gender mainstreaming in the development.
The Principle Extension Officer from PMO is working as Gender Focal point
3b: Institutional capacity strengthening for    sustainable operation and maintenance of structures
Updating present MIS
Activities 19: Establish MIS system with sex disaggregated database for project reporting.
Target    19.1:Identify    gender indicators and incorporate in the MIS.     
Establish MIS system is under process. The Executive Engineer, of PMO office is being preserved the sex dis aggregated data in the WMO website
Establish MIS system is under process. The Executive Engineer, PMO office is being preserved the sex dis aggregated data in the WMO website

Activity 20: Ensure effective use of sex disaggregated data
Target    20.1: Data    in MIS are used in quarterly GAP implementation progress reports
 
In this quarter total 1447 Household survey has been completed in Kalidashkhali–Arpara sub-project. Magura district. The sex dis agree-grated data will be available after compilation of data.
Data collection and data entry work is going on at the same time.
139176 + 1447 = 1,40,623 Household survey has been completed so far. The sex dis agree grated data will be available after compilation of data analysis.
Data collection and data entry work is going on at the same time.

 

 

 

 

 





Issues/Challenges from last report:

 

Women are reluctant to involve in participatory groups as their households works are hampered and also discouraged by household members

Proposed measures to address them: 

  • The Community Facilitator have been raising awareness on involving more women in participatory group
  • Regular coaching on Gender aspect is being provided by Project Gender Specialist.
  • Time to time special training/guidelines is needed for PMO staff (including CF, SF, FC & WMO Monitors) from Gender Specialist, ADB, BRM Dhaka office.
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