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    CSN session: UNECE Gender Responsive Standards Initiative

    30th March 2021

    13:00-14:00 GMT/UTC

     

    Background:

    As part of the Commonwealth Standards Network’s (CSN) objectives to promote good practices in the use and development of international standards we will be running an online session from 13:00-14:00 (GMT/UTC) on 30th March to discuss the UNECE Gender Responsive Standards Initiative.

    The UNECE Gender Responsive Standards Initiative provides a practical way for standards bodies wishing to take a step towards making the standards they develop and the standards development process they follow gender responsive, it aims to:

    ·       Strengthen the use of standards and technical regulations as powerful tools to attain SDG 5 (Achieve Gender Equality and Empower all Women and Girls),

    ·       Integrate a gender lens in the development of both standards and technical regulations,

    ·       Elaborate gender indicators and criteria that could be used in standards development.

    Open access via Zoom: https://zoom.us/j/95558520433

    Presenters:

    ·       Host:

    o   Stephanie Eynon: Chair of the UNECE Gender Responsive Standards Initiative

    ·       Panellists and Presentations:

    o   Emmanuel Gatera, Rwanda Standards Board (RSB)

    o   Gabrielle White, Standards Council of Canada (SCC)

    o   Michelle Parkouda, Standards Council of Canada (SCC)

    o   Judith Fessehaie, SheTrades.

    Topics:

    ·       What is the UNECE Gender Responsive Standards Initiative?

    ·       Why is it important?

    ·       What is the UNECE Gender Responsive Standards Declaration?

    ·       How to adopt the declaration

    ·       How to create NSB action plans and implement changes.

    ·       ISO IWA 34:2021 ‘Women's entrepreneurship — Key definitions and general criteria’

     

    The discussions will conclude with a Q&A session.

    Please feel free to provide questions or comments beforehand by contacting the CSN Senior Programme Manager Ben Hedley ben.hedley@bsigroup.com  

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