Sometimes new opportunities for gender equality are right in front of us, but we just miss them.
Julie Katzman, executive vice president and COO of the Inter-American Development Bank, believes gender mainstreaming in international development is all about innovative ways of finding opportunities to promote the goal within projects that are not necessarily focused on women’s empowerment, like building a road or a dam.
For instance truck drivers, she said in a video interview with Devex, are mostly male — so why not favor contractors that employ female drivers to advance equality in society?
Check out the above clip for more insights from Katzman on gender mainstreaming in development.
She Builds is a month-long conversation hosted by Devex in partnership with Chemonics, Creative Associates, JBS International, the Millennium Challenge Corp., United Nations Office for Project Services and U.K. Department for International