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REGIONAL SEMINAR: GENDER, URBAN DEVELOPMENT AND WATER SUPPLY AND SANITATION

14-16 November 2011 Vientiane, Lao PDR DRAFT PROGRAM


Monday, November 14: 8:00 9:00 am 9:00 10: 00 am Registration1 Inaugural Session

Welcome and Introductions: --Sonomi Tanaka, ADB Principal Social Development Specialist, (GAD) Welcome Address: -- Chong Chi Nai, Country Director, ADB, Lao PDR Resident Mission

Opening Remarks by Government of Lao PDR

o National Strategy for Advancement of Women


--H.E. Madame Khempeng Pholsena, President, National Commission for the Advancement of Women

Gender and Development in ADB: Strategic Directions and Approaches -- Shireen Lateef, ADB, Senior Advisor (Gender)

10:00 --10:15 am 10:15 --11:00 am

BREAK Keynote Speech: Gender and Sustainable Urban Development --Prabha Khosla, Independent Consultant

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Session 1: Urban Planning and Governance 11:00 11:15 pm Open Discussion: Exploring infrastructure and services provided by local governments (i.e transportation, water supply and sanitation, waste disposal, electricity, secure tenure etc) and identifying which of these services are a priority for women and which for men and why. Moderator: Imrana Jalal Overview: Socially and gender-inclusive urban governance and planning --Ma. Theresa Villareal Access to and affordability of services Employment and entrepreneurship Participation and representation in decisionmaking Land and property ownership (including land acquisition) Safety, security, and clean environment/better health How Can We Do Better? Panel Discussion: Moderator: Wendy Walker Bangladesh: Second Urban Governance and Infrastructure Improvement Sector Project --Shafiqul Islam Akand Mongolia: Urban Development Sector Project Tuul Zundui 12:10 12:30 pm 12:30 1:30 pm 1:30 2:10 pm Hoque Q&A LUNCH How Can We Do Better? Panel Discussion: --Moderator: Uzma

11:15 -- 11: 30 am

11:30 12:10 pm

Indonesia: Neighborhood Upgrading and Shelter Sector Project --Dewi Chomistriana Viet Nam: Central Region Urban Environment Improvement Project --Anupma Jain

2:10 2:30 pm

Q &A

2:30 3:00 pm 3:00 3:30 pm

Video Showing: Citizen Report Cards (WB 20 min) Video Discussion: Improving womens participation in urban planning and accountability of public service delivery --Moderator: Prabha.Khosla BREAK

3:30 3:45 pm

3:45 4:30 pm

Gender, Urban Development, and Water Supply and Sanitation in Lao PDR Approaches by Development Partners (TBD) Group Photo Session Welcome Cocktails hosted by ADB/RSGS

4:30 4:45 pm 5:00 6:00 pm

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Session II: Water Supply and Sanitation (WSS) Tuesday, November 15: 9:00 10:00 am Gender-Inclusive Projects in Rural WSS

Overview: Gender Issues in Rural Water Supply and Sanitation: Key Issues for ADB Operations --Karin Schelzig-Bloom

Panel Discussion:
Bloom

Moderator: Karin Schelzig-

o Sri Lanka: Secondary Towns and Rural Community-Based


Water Supply and Sanitation Project Sector Project Nimith 10:00 10:15 am 10:15 10:30 am 10:30 10:45 am Q& A BREAK Video Showing: Unheard Voices of Poor Urban Women (UN-Habitat 10 min) Gender-inclusive Projects in Urban WSS (TBD) --Nuon Pich

o Cambodia: Tonle Sap Rural Water Supply and Sanitation

10:45 12:00 pm

Overview: Gender Issues in Urban Water Supply and Sanitation: Key Issues for ADB Operations --Anupma Jain

Panel Discussion

Moderator: Anupma Jain

o Nepal: Second Small Towns Water Supply and Sanitation


Sector Project --Krishna Rana o Lao PDR: Small Towns Water Supply and Sanitation Sector Project -- Phomma Veoravanh o Pakistan: MFF Sindh Cities Improvement Investment Program: PFR 1: Water Supply and Sanitation Program --Muhammad Khalid 12:00 12:30 pm 12:30 1:30 pm Q& A LUNCH

1:30 3:00 pm

Standardizing Sex-Disaggregated Databases, Targets and Indicators for Water Supply and Sanitation Proj --Moderators: Susann Roth & Sunhwa Lee

Group Work: Breakout groups: rural and urban WSS - List key sex-disaggregated data and gender targets and indicators for WSS projects to collect in project design, monitor in implementation and reassess in evaluation at the project impact, outcome and output levels - Confirm commonalities after individual group reporting (well check against the tables in WSS module for discussion) - Discuss difficulties and successes with data collection and monitoring

3:00 3:15 pm 3:15 4:00 pm

BREAK Sanitation Solutions for Urban Slums in India --Moderator: Ron Slangen

India: Urban Water Supply and Environmental Improvement Project in Madhya Pradesh (TBD) Video Showing: WSUP (Water and Sanitation For the Urban Poor (an NGO) Community Toilet Blocks with Decentralized Wastewater Treatment System (DEWATS) in Bangalore India (15 min)

4:00 -- 4:30 pm

Open Discussion: Impact of sanitation facilities; sanitation awareness and behavior change; sustainability of infrastructure and services; effective ways to involve both men and women? Moderator: Ron Slangen

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Session 3: Urban Transport Wednesday, November 16: 9:00 9:15 am Overview: Gender Issues in Urban Transport: Key Issues and Good Practices for ADB Operations (TBD) --Jeff Turner Breaking New Ground on Gender Inclusive Projects in Urban Transport Moderator: Francesco Tornieri

9:15 10:15 am

Nepal: Kathmandu Sustainable Urban Transport Project -- Dinker Sharma Viet Nam: HCMC Urban Mass Rapid Transit Line 2 Investment Program --Samantha Hung PRC: World Bank Liaoning Urban Transport Project (TBD) --Ke Fang Q &A BREAK Plenary Discussion: What Have You Learned? What Will You Do Differently in your Projects? Moderator: Shireen Lateef What are the consequences of gender-blind urban planning and not providing gender-inclusive urban services? What are your key recommendations for ADB for gendered outcomes in urban development and WSS? Closing Remarks by Government of Lao PDR H.E. Mr. Sommad Pholsena, Minister of Public Works and Transport, Lao PDR Seminar Evaluation and Closure LUNCH Optional Field Trip Lao PDR: Vientiane Urban Infrastructure and Services Project (community mobilization on water supply and sanitation and solid waste management) --Sonomi Tanaka

10:15 10:30 am 10:30 10:45 am 10:45 11:15 am

11:15 -- 11:30 am

11:30 12:00 pm 12:00 1:00 pm AFTERNOON: 1:30 5:00 pm