Gender Development Coordinator Participated in Regional Training Workshop

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Antigua Gender Mainstreaming Workshop

The Gender Development Coordinator (GDC) Ms. Kemoloy Murphy attended a four-day regional training workshop on Gender Mainstreaming in End-to-End Early Warning System for Flood Forecasting (E2E-EWS –FF) and Integrated Flood Risk Management (IFRM). Meteorological Officer at the Anguilla Air and Seaports Authority, Mr. Jeffrey Jennings also participated in the training workshop held in Antigua & Barbuda from 20th-23rd September 2022.

Meteorological Officer Mr. Jeffery Jennings with Gender Development Coordinator, Ms. Kemoloy Murphy

The workshop funded by the World Meteorological Organisation (WMO), under the Climate Risk and Early Warning Systems (CREWS) project, included representatives from gender bureaus, disaster management and meteorological services across the Eastern Caribbean. Participants engaged in lively discussions, focus groups and sharing of best practices against the backdrop of strengthening the capacities of national and regional stakeholders in the integration of gender in the End-to-End Early Warning System for Flood Forecasting and Integrated Flood Risk Management. Further participants shared approaches, tools and methods of gender mainstreaming in planning, programming, budgeting and monitoring-evaluation processes in integrated flood risk management.

Following the four days of training, participants presented an action plan for their respective department, country and the region detailing how they will further mainstream gender in IFRM as well as a post-training roadmap and recommendations for decision-makers. The action plan and roadmap developed by Ms. Murphy and Mr. Jennings will be shared with the relevant departments/agencies for feedback and further development.

Representatives of Regional Gender Bureaus with International Gender Expert Ms Claudia Colonnello

For more information on the work of the Gender Affairs Unit, please contact the Gender Development Coordinator Ms. Kemoloy Murphy via email at [email protected] or via telephone at 497-3930 ext. 3505.