Increasing Inclusion in Water Governance and Decision Making in Tunisia

Client: International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI)

Description: “Give me water and I will move the world…” Increasing Inclusion in Water Governance and Decision Making of GDAs/SMSAs and CRDAs.

Study prepared by:

Ibtissem Jouini, EvalChange Consultancy. www.evalchange.com

Dr. Jamila Tarhouni, Institut National Agronomique de Tunisie (INAT)

Dr. Claudia Ringler, International Food Policy Research Institute. www.ifpri.org

Research Inquiries

A. What are the key features of gender/youth dynamics regarding water in the four Tunisian Governorates (Sidi Bouzid, Kairouan, Kebili and Tozeur) ?

B. What are key elements of a successful inclusion of women and youth in Tunisia’s irrigation decision processes at the local and regional levels?

C. How should capacity building initiatives be designed and implemented in order to best serve the inclusion of women and youth across the various management levels and in civil society and private sectors in ways that touch on the core issue of sustainable management of a scarce resource?; and

D. Which institutional capacity building and reforms could foster inclusion of women and youth to support the core objective of improving water resource management?

The research was led by Ms. Ibtissem Jouini.

Topics: Tunisia, Inclusion, Gender, Youth, Agriculture, Water scarcity

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