Date: 23 -24 February 2004

Venue: Tehran, Iran

Co-organizers: RCUWM-Tehran, Ministry of Energy

Participating Countries/ Organizations: Germany, Iran, Jordan, The Netherlands, GWA, RCTWS-Cairo, TIWA, UNESCAP, UNESCO

Number of Participants: 85

Number of Female Participants: 63 (74%)


  • Establishing a conductive environment for women’s participation
  • Reiterating the necessity of making more cooperation as operational means aimed at gender mainstreaming
  • Emphasizing on creating more opportunities for women in managerial and decision making sectors.
  • Promoting women’s training in different technical fields
  • Establishing women communities within governmental organizations
  • Establishing a unit of gender information in water affair section of Ministry of Energy or other Ministries to provide the possibility of generating opinions and gender performance assessment in water resources management projects
  • Increasing women’s participation requires taking the importance of religions, customs, cultures and governance into consideration while the interdependence and interaction among them must be explored