Transport and Covid-19: responses and resources

Gender Equality and Sustainable Infrastructure

This event aims to advance our understanding of how infrastructure strategies, policies and projects affect gender equality and vice versa. It will aim to identify areas for further research, and lay out a number of actions and recommendations to strengthen the application of a joint gender-sustainability lens to infrastructure. The session will address two main angles of the gender-sustainable infrastructure nexus:

  • Women as users: understanding how lack of access to quality, sustainable infrastructure affects girls and women; including a gender and sustainability perspective from an early stage, allowing projects to be planned, prioritised, delivered and managed in consideration of women and children’s needs and their interlinkages with other objectives, in particular environmental sustainability;
  • Women as contributors: ensuring the participation of women throughout the entire cycle of infrastructure projects, including the consultation and decision-making process, in order to achieve better outcomes for all; ensuring a gender and sustainability lens along the value chain by promoting responsible conduct and due diligence by companies.

Mary Crass (ITF's Head of Institutional Relations and Summit) will provide comments from ITF's perspective. Karla González Carvajal (Transport Practice Manager for Europe, World Bank, and former Minister of Public Infrastructure and Transport of Costa Rica) a key ITF stakeholder on gender in transport will be on the panel.

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