Project Acronym: Gem-PADUCO

Project Summary


The importance of gender mainstreaming for better ensuring inclusivity and equity of response in the Palestinian water sector has been identified as a major gap.  The political, economic and, social constraints that result from the Israeli occupation exacerbate gender inequalities regarding water access, management, and use in Palestine. The proposed project has applied the “Gender and WASH Toolkit for Palestine” toolkit by monitoring and evaluating the effectiveness of gender mainstreaming within PADUCO-2 research projects. This project was an example of one of the first tangible applications of the toolkit in Palestine and created significant opportunities to raise awareness about the importance of improving gender sensitivity in needs analysis and programming the Palestinian water sector, and specifically within the broad network of PADUCO.

Research Objectives


This project responded to the calls for improved gender mainstreaming in the Palestinian water sector, with a focus on the practice-oriented, applied research projects of the PADUCO program. The five Integrated Research Projects (IRPs), which were implemented within the scope of PADUCO-2, covered different localities in the West Bank and Gaza Strip, and adopt different scientific perspectives. Improving gender mainstreaming in these projects will demonstrate the added-value of gender-sensitive water research. Accordingly, the specific research objectives of the project were identified as follows:

  1. To monitor and evaluate the five IRPs of PADUCO-2 in terms of the integration of gender mainstreaming in their design, planning, implementation, monitoring, and evaluation (M&E) phases.
  2. To draw lessons and make recommendations for improving gender mainstreaming in the broader Palestinian water sector, with specific reference to the focus areas of the PADUCO-2 projects.
  3. To improve the capacity of Palestinian practitioners and researchers on integrating gender mainstreaming throughout all phases of water projects.

Project Team


Name                                       : Marwan Ghanem, Hanadi Bader

University                                 : Birzeit University

Email                                        : mghanem@birzeit.edu

      Name                                       : Gül Özerol

University                                 : University of Twente

Email                                        : g.ozerol@utwente.nl

Name                                        : Liú Fornara

Organization                             : GVC WeWorld

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Small Research Project (SRP)

Research Summary : 

This project has applied the “Gender and WASH Toolkit for Palestine” toolkit by monitoring and evaluating the effectiveness of gender mainstreaming within PADUCO-2 Ingtegrated Research Projects. The project was an example of one of the first tangible applications of the toolkit in Palestine and created significant opportunities to raise awareness about the importance of improving gender sensitivity in needs analysis and programming the Palestinian water sector, and specifically within the broad network of PADUCO.