Welcome to the Gender and Integrated Water Resources Management Community! 

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This community of practice serves as a knowledge exchange and discussion space where gender and water practitioners come together to share their experiences, views and ideas related to Gender and Integrated Water Resources Management, as well as upcoming opportunities, events, and relevant knowledge resources. In a safe environment, the community members can: 

  • ask openly questions and share views and experiences, interact with gender and water experts, and gain regional and country-specific insights and guidance;   

  • access curated learning resources from trainings to case studies and have the opportunity to propose, deliberate and validate approaches and innovative ideas on gender integration in water practices and policy;  

  • share information on opportunities and events of interest, synergise and create partnerships and identify opportunities for collaboration with experts and organisations with similar interests.   

We hope it will serve your needs as a safe and interactive space for learning and exchanges on gender, social inclusion, and water issues. 



Our Community will be working with a diverse network of partner organisations, but has been founded by Global Water Partnership and Cap-Net.   

  • GWP: The Global Water Partnership is a network of 3000+ water organisations that promotes the effective, efficient, and sustainable management of water resources around the world. GWP's action network provides knowledge and builds capacity to improve water management at all levels: global, regional, national and local.  It mobilises government, civil society, and the commercial sector to engage with each other to solve water problems. 

  • Cap-Net UNDP: Cap-Net is a global network for capacity development in sustainable water management. It is made up of a partnership of autonomous international, regional and national institutions and networks committed to capacity development in the water sector. Cap-Net works with 23 regional and country level capacity development networks with about 1.000 member organisations in 120 countries, and numerous international partners. Cap-Net UNDP delivers training and education to water professionals in Asia, Africa, Middle East, Latin America and the Caribbean. 


Community Guidelines

We appreciate your presence in our community. To ensure an optimal experience for everyone involved, we have established some guidelines that we kindly request all members to adhere to during their participation. The Code of Conduct below, lays out the goals, rules, and values that guide participant behaviour in the Gender and Integrated Water Resources Management Community of Practice, which is meant to be a space where diverse individuals can interact and collaborate in a positive and affirming way on topics relevant to gender, social inclusion, water management, and governance towards a water secure world. 

By joining and using this community space, you acknowledge that you have read and agree to abide by these rules and guidelines.  GWP reserves the right to moderate, delete, and modify posts that do not follow the provisions listed below. In addition, GWP may discipline and/or terminate accounts for members who violate these rules. 

Please take a moment to familiarize yourself with these important guidelines and rules.  

Code of Conduct

The code provides common rules on how to act appropriately to guarantee a positive environment and constructive, inclusive and democratic exchanges. If you have further questions, please refer to the Terms of Use | GWP Action Hub or contact the member of the Toolbox Admin team at gwptollbox@gwp.org 

  1. Keep it friendly. Every post should make a positive contribution. The Community is open to all points of view on the intended topics; mature, polite debate is encouraged. Attacks or cyber-bullying will not be tolerated. The Communities are meant to stimulate conversation and trigger the exchange of best practices, and not to create contention. Contradictory opinions are of course welcomed, but should always be thoughtful and respectful, rather than emotional, impulsive or anger-driven.
  2. Use clear language. Avoid using abbreviations and acronyms without clarifications. Aim to make experts and non-experts benefit from your input.
  3. Write succinctly to get your point across more effectively. Include a link to external content when appropriate.
  4. Keep the focus on on the thematic area of the community. The Communities are dedicated to topics that revolve around improving water management and governance towards a water secure world and can include cross cutting areas such as youth, gender and private sector engagement; it is not a place to share general news or for political debate.
  5. Share information and resources that are useful and informative to other members. Be careful not to offend the sensibilities or invade the privacy of others.
  6. Do not interrupt someone else’s thread in an attempt to change the topic or request support for a different issue. If you have a different issue, find the appropriate discussion thread or community for your issue.
  7. Do not chastise new users/newbies for asking questions or posting comments that may already be answered elsewhere. We get new participants in the Communities every day, please welcome them and make them feel like part of the community.
  8. Avoid posting hollow or useless replies, such as simply 'lol', ‘cool', 'first post', etc. Only post responses when you have something to contribute. Please use the like button to appreciate someone’s post.
  9. Intimidation, bullying, or harassment are not tolerated. See the Code of Conduct for more details.
  10. Racial or ethnic slurs, aggressive language, profanity, threats, or language that is offensive to other cultures, groups, or religions is not tolerated. See the Code of Conduct below for more details.
  11. Do not use the Community to promote or sell a product, service, or business unless it is relevant to the community channel.
  12. Copyrighted materials should not be shared without permission from the original publisher or author. Links to original materials may be shared when attributed to the owner.
  13. Do not use the Community to make funding requests, except in relevant channels.
  14. Do not provide instructions or advice that you know to be incorrect, intentionally misleading, or harmful.
  15. Do not attempt to create the impression that you are a GWP staff employee, nor imply that you are providing GWP support in an official capacity.
  16. Be honest, be yourself. The Community is intended to be used for the helpful exchange of information between Members. False, inaccurate, or otherwise misleading information is not helpful. Please be sincere in your Community participation by only contributing content you know is accurate. Be mindful to respect the "closed" environment of GWP’s online communities and do not forward messages to non-members.
  17. Do not post content containing personal or private information in public spaces; use direct messaging to share these sorts of details with specific people. This is for your security and protection.