Banyan Global, part of the implementation team for USAID’s Southern Africa Trade Hub, delivered a presentation during the USAID Infrastructure Projects panel at the 2015 USAID Infrastructure Workshop held in Washington DC from December 14-18, 2015.
The workshop was hosted by USAID’s Bureau of Economic Growth, Education and Environment and focused on the theme “Built to Last: Strengthening the Sustainability and Resilience of USAID Infrastructure Projects.”
Organized by USAID’s Nancy Martin, the interactive training session introduced the topic of gender-based violence (GBV) as it relates to infrastructure projects. The session combined experiential learning to understand the problem of GBV, an introduction to a new toolkit on preventing and responding to GBV in energy and infrastructure projects, and interactive exercises to practice applying this knowledge. Trade Hub gender expert Lis Meyers provided examples of the challenges faced by women in the context of cross-border trade in Southern Africa and described the methodology her team will use in order to complete their analysis.
Photo: Trade Hub Gender Specialist Lis Meyers provided examples of the challenges faced by women conducting cross-border trade in Southern Africa