UN Hub on Gender at MadridOn behalf of SP&S, Lidewij Tummers participated in the joint event to launch the UNI-Habitat Gender HUB in Madrid 20-21 January 2014. The event was co-funded by UN-Habitat, through the Capacity Unit and by COST, the Program for European Cooperation in Science and Technology,

The objective of the event was threefold: 1) Launch the new network UNI Habitat HUB Gender; 2) Spur networking between experts from the parts of the world with which the UN normally works (Asia, Africa and Latin America), with their European counterparts from COST Network’s GendeSTE (Gender, Science, Technology and Environment); 3) Prepare jointly to advance the gender agenda at WUF, the Post 2015 debate, and Habitat III.

As Claudio Acioly, Head of the UN Capacity Development Unit wrote: “The organization and delivery of a fruitful meeting with experts from all walks of life and countries marks a good start of the work of the Gender HUB of the Habitat UNI program but also the birth of a cooperation between units of UN-Habitat and partners and networks concerned with the gender question.”

More information on: http://www.genderste.eu

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