Barriers to women adopting decision-making roles in sanitation public bodies, and attitudinal differences between male and female decision-makers

Project Duration February 2019 - March 2020 Category: Institutional frameworks and capacity Public finance and sanitation planning Country: Kenya Delivered by: Athena Infonomics
Themes: Gender Research Sanitation Urban Sanitation Research Initiative Utilities


This project will deliver an analysis of the barriers that prevent women in Kenya taking leadership roles in sanitation (particularly urban), and aim to identify ways in which those barriers might be overcome. This project aims to assess 1) the gender balance in decision-making/technical roles in Kenya’s sanitation-relevant public institutions, 2) the barriers to female participation in those roles, 3) how attitudes to urban sanitation vary between male and female decision-makers, and 4) how existing barriers might be overcome.

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