Women's participation in urban development programmes by Bettina Schulte

Women's participation in urban development programmes

byBettina Schulte

Kobo ebook | November 3, 2006

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Seminar paper from the year 2005 in the subject Politics - International Politics - Topic: Development Politics, grade: 2,0, Copenhagen Business School, course: Methodology of development cooperation, 70 entries in the bibliography, language: English, abstract: Rapid urbanisation in the developing world is the focus of urban development programmes that aim to upgrade physical infrastructure facilities and social community programmes. The participatory urban development programme by the GTZ 1 in El Nasseriya in Aswan/Egypt shows insights on a very heterogeneous community that has been shaped by rural-urban migration. This programme serves as a base to debate limitations and opportunities of participation and gender sensitive approaches within the development discourse by referring to the following scenarios: Firstly, the GTZ failed to implement the participatory component in the planning phase and furthermore, failed to take into consideration the role, needs and resources of women. However, women eventually showed their presence in public and participated independently from the applied policies. Later on, conflicts and power struggles occurred when gender components were finally implemented and institutionalised by the GTZ. It is crucial to study the interrelations between the applied policies and the involvement of a community and to take into account that urban development programmes are not blind to gender, as this will lead to a re-evaluation and re-appreciation of the women within society. [...]

Title:Women's participation in urban development programmesFormat:Kobo ebookPublished:November 3, 2006Publisher:GRIN PublishingLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:3638564924

ISBN - 13:9783638564922