Climate change, gender & equity in access to water in peri-urban Colombia

  • Research & Development
  • 122.800 project budget
  • Feb 2020 - Jun 2021
  • Partners: FEG (lead)
  • Donor: Stichting IHE Delft
  • Donor Programme: DGIS - UNESCO-IHE Programmatic Coorperation II
Latin America and the Caribbean
Latin America and the Caribbean

The overall goal of the project is to document and analyze the contexts and dynamics of Aedes aegypti breeding and the spread of the diseases it transmits (dengue/chikungunya/Zika) in two cities of Colombia which are vulnerable to climate change and extreme weather events. The project therefore aims to gather an important body of information concerning the causes underlying the pervasiveness of these diseases, which affect large numbers of communities, especially women, in neighborhoods characterized by poor water services. The project believes that a more thorough understanding of the everyday aspects surrounding 1) Ae. Aegypti proliferation (in its relationship with water storage) and 2) gendered experiences/knowledges about dengue/chikungunya/Zika, will contribute to better informed water/public health/ climate change adaptation practices and policies. That is, to practices and gender-sensitive policies that will eventually decrease the proliferation of Ae. Aegypti and with this, contribute to the eradication of dengue/chikungunya/Zika.

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