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Infrastructure and Sustainable Development: How can infrastructure better contribute to the achievement of SDG 5 Gender Equality? - CSW63 Side-Event
11 Mar 2019 -  The governments of Sri Lanka, Estonia, Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (SIDA) and UNOPS have co-organized this side event to bring together a group of leading experts to explore how to ensure that infrastructure development contributes effectively to the advancement of women and the attainment of SDG 5 ‘achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls’. As infrastructure is never gender-neutral, the discussions will explore why it is important to consider the needs of women in all stages of project development – from preparation and planning to implementation and close-out. Opportunities and challenges posed by basic infrastructure, such as roads, bridges, electricity, water, transportation, public facilities as well as modern infrastructure, such as information and communication technologies will be examined.
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