Norwegian State Secretary in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Ingrid Fiskaa, will deliver a speech on the Opportunities and Challenges in Improving Rural Women’s Access to Clean Water and Renewable Energy on a side event to the Commission on the Status of Women.
This is a side event to the Commission on the Status of Women, hosted by Norway and the Parliamentarians for Global Action (PGA).
Location Riverview Room, 28th floor, UN Millennium Plaza Hotel, 44th Street between First and Second Avenue
Time 28 February, 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
About the event
In many developing countries, women and girls are often affected by lack of water as they are primarily responsible for obtaining and transporting it for daily use. At the same time, rural women are often tasked with collecting and managing traditional fuels, limiting their time and opportunities for education. The effects of climate change in the agricultural sector and its strain on food security add to these realities.
Set as an informal conversation among the Norwegian Minister of Children, Equality and Social Inclusion, the Tunisian Minister of Women and Family Affairs, Members of Parliament from different regions of the world, and a sustainable energy entrepreneur, this Side Event will cover the following issues:
- Relevant country experiences on the adverse impacts of water scarcity, traditional fuels and climate change on rural women
- From local to global: concrete initiatives to ensure rural women’s participation in sustainable energy and access to clean water
- Drafting and implementing legislation on the universal right to clean water and sustainable sources of energy through a gender lens
- The gender dimension of a green economy: why is it important?
Hon. Mrs. Sihem Badi, Minister of Women and Family Affairs, Tunisia
Mrs. Zaynab Kure, Senator, Nigeria
Dr. Donya Aziz, Member of Parliament, Pakistan
Mrs. Azize Sibel Gonul, Member of Parliament, Turkey
Ms. Eva Abdulla, Member of Parliament, The Maldives
Ms. Minou Tavárez, Member of Parliament, Dominican Republic
Ms. Irene Addo Torshie, Member of Parliament, Ghana
Ms. Elsa Papadimitriou, Member of Parliament, Greece
Ms. Tess Mateo, sustainable energy entrepreneur, CXCATALYSTS