The United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) released the report Gender and waste nexus: Experiences from Bhutan, Mongolia and Nepal, co-authored by GRID-Arendal, at the 8th ISWA World Congress in Bilbao, Spain. The Gender and waste nexus report provides a detailed analysis of the gendered nature of the waste sector in these countries.
The report is one of the products of the Waste and Climate Change project funded by the International Climate Initiative (IKI) and implemented by IETC in partnership with local organizations in Mongolia, Bhutan and Nepal. The report examines the relationship between gender and waste based on fieldwork in the capital cities of the three countries (Ulaanbaatar, Thimphu and Kathmandu), guidance from local partners and a synthesis of the literature available.
The lessons learned from the report and voives of women and men in waste management are also introduced in our video series, GENDER AND WASTE NEXUS.
About the Waste and Climate Change Project
Since 2016, IETC works on a waste and climate change project to reduce the impacts of the waste sector on the climate, through capacity strengthening and policy support at the national and local level in Bhutan, Mongolia and Nepal. In partnership with The Asia Foundation, WWF Bhutan and LEAD Nepal, the project provides support to strengthen national and city level waste management strategies, identify and pilot appropriate waste management technologies and build the capacity and awareness of policy makers and other key waste stakeholders in the target countries.
For more information, please contact: Mr. Keith Alverson keith.alverson[at]un.org and Ms. Junko Fujioka junko.fujioka[at]un.org
Gender and waste nexus: Experiences from Bhutan, Mongolia and Nepal