ICIMOD Headquarters, Kathmandu
27 November 2023 to 28 November 2023
Organisers: ICIMOD, CSIRO
In collaboration with the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organization (CSIRO), Australia, ICIMOD is organising a training on Gender Equality, Disability, and Social Inclusion (GEDSI) in water modelling.
Water models serve a crucial role in water development and management decision-making. These models, however, are developed based on certain assumptions and simplifications of the real world. It is paramount for the developers of these models to carefully consider GEDSI during model development and application. This enables us to make informed decisions that are inclusive of all members of society.
The training will explore contemporary concepts and techniques for integrating GEDSI into water models. The goal is to go beyond gender balance in water modelling and consider GEDSI throughout the modelling process, thus broadening the toolkit of water modellers.
The training primarily targets hydrologists, water resources engineers, water managers, and policymakers who use models extensively. Other stakeholders, such as those working in GEDSI, social science, community representation, agriculture, and disaster risk management, may also find the training helpful.
All timings are in Nepal Standard Time.
Note: The sessions would contain lectures, discussions, quizzes, tips, experience sharing, demonstration of models, real-world case studies and further reading guidance. Participants may also be provided with leading questions for self-reflection.