• Tuesday 18 Oct 2016
  • Gender-Sensitive Urban Development in the Middle East: Achievements and New Methodologies to Overcome Vulnerability and to Enhance Stability in Fragile Urban Contexts in Jordan, Palestine, and Lebanon

    Side Events
    Venue: R11
    Lead Organization:
    • Palestinian Initiative For The Promotion Of Global Dialogue And Democracy.
    Partner Organization:
    • Lebanese Organization For Studies And Training (L.O.S.T) Jordanian National Commission For Women (JNCW) Strengthening Women In Decision Making In The Middle East (LEAD) Deutsche Gesellschaft Für Internationale Zusammenarbeit.

    This event is a starting point for a gender sensitive implementation of the New Urban Agenda in fragile urban contexts. It aims to reinforce sustainable development in line with SDG 5 (Gender equality) and 11 (Sustainable cities and communities). Speakers from Palestine, Lebanon and Jordan showcase achievements and innovative methodologies to strengthen the skills and resilience of women in vulnerable settings and to enable women to take an active role in urban development and decision making, resource management, migration policy and peace negotiations. A particular focus will be given to the multiple challenges faced by communities highly impacted by refugee crisis and women's role in stabilizing hosting refugee communities.