Building on shared experience to nurture women's leadership
August 14, 2020
The 2020 Asia Women and Rivers Congress is holding a series of women-focused workshops on zoom between July to September to build on and further develop the Congress spirit of sharing experiences and networking.
Following the highly successful first webinar where we heard and discussed the findings from the study State of Knowledge: Women and Rivers in the Mekong Region (including the Salween basin), the second workshop will build on the ‘’recipe for women’s leadership’’ and draw on participants’ personal experience to share practical ways to nurture and encourage women’s leadership. REGISTER BY JULY 30th for the second workshop.
How to Register
Owing to the high demand for places and because we plan to organize a more interactive second workshop we will be limiting numbers to 60 participants.
Priority participation will be given to those already registered and those who attended Webinar One but there is still time to register as a new participant. All participants must register to attend via Zoom. A link to register will be made available shortly.
The State of Knowledge study identified 4 areas of change (with strong intersectionality) and proposed 5 ‘’ingredients’’ needed for women leaders. These 4 areas will frame the workshop.
Each group will share experiences and stories on how they have or could provide women with opportunities to develop leadership and take action in this particular area of change. You do not have to be an expert as the aim is to share experiences and identify opportunities. Materials from other groups will be made available after the workshop.
Choose Your Breakout Group
GROUP 1: Women’s access to resources and opportunities (Formal and Individual Change)
GROUP 2 (MALE GROUP): How can men support women's access to resources and opportunities, including more inclusive laws and policies? (Formal and Institutional/Systemic Change)
GROUP 3: Laws and policies (Formal and Institutional/Systemic Change)
GROUP 4: Consciousness of both women and men (Informal and Individual Change)
GROUP 5 (MALE-ONLY): How can men be supported to promote consciousness of both women and men, and address the informal cultural norms and exclusionary practices? (Informal and Institutional/Systemic Change)
GROUP 6: Informal cultural norms and exclusionary practices (Informal and Institutional/Systemic Change)
A more detailed agenda will be made available on this page in early August. Please come prepared by reading the State of Knowledge or Executive Study (in Mekong languages).
We are looking forward to welcoming you and your stories and experience on August 14that 15:00!