Gender (WP8)


  •  Contribute to gender sensitivity in delta management
  •  Contribute to delta management professionalism of gender professionals
  •  Contribute to ‘putting to the ground of BDP’ in a gender sensitive manner
  •  Contribute to the other work packages with gender sensitive case studies and examples

Needs assessment

Collect, analyse and synthesize what has already been done:

  •  Gender sensitive climate change (background studies BCAS/UNWOMEN, 2015, 2 reports)
  •  Gender and water alliance programme Bangladesh (3 year, funded by EKN, implemented by GWA)
  •  Recently, in NICHE155 working review from gender side on NWMP (ongoing work)
  •  DUET gender policy (NICHE85)

Target group:

selected policy makers (all levels), academic professionals (BUET, DUET) project professionals (BWDB, LGED); women professionals (general) women groups


  • Produce good case studies and examples of gender sensitive water/delta management – especially related to the 4 training work packages
  • Produce document on perspectives of women professionals in delta management
  • Review of BDP2100 from gender perspective and translate to capacity needs (identify challenges related to gender and sustainable delta management).
  • Outcome to be owned by BWDB/WARPO/Planning Commission, followed by some workshops


  • 4 case studies (for teaching purposes)
  • Case studies may be replicated at universities (by MSc students, NGOs etc), link to digital platform
  • Profiles of women professionals in delta management (link to WP labour market/comm)
  • Review document + recommendation for policy + education/academics/engineering practitioners
  • Workshops and reports
  • Consolidation workshop – final publication


  • Gender sensitive implementation of BDP2100
Catharien Terwisscha van Scheltinga

Catharien Terwisscha van Scheltinga

Work Package (8) Leader

Director Project Office Dhaka, Bangladesh / Int’t Secretariat Delta Alliance / Researcher

Wageningen Environmental Research

Droevendaalsesteeg 3
The Netherlands

tel: +31317486575

Atiq Rahman

Atiq Rahman

Sparring Partner

Executive Director, Bangladesh Center for Advanced Studies

House # 10,
Road # 16A, Gulshan-1, Dhaka-1212,

e-mail :

tel: (+88-02) 8818124 – 7, 9852904, 9851237

Communication and labour market investigation (WP9)

Work package 09 covers aspects of Communication and Labour Market Investigation of the project.

The Communication activities are conducted with the vision “Bangladesh (water) sectors and stakeholders are highly aware of the importance of, needs for and consequences of Delta way of thinking/working.” A main challenge faced by DeltaCap project is how to make significant impact from a small-scale project with limited budget. Communication strategy aims at upscaling the impact of the project activities by strategically disseminating its activities and findings.

The communication strategy of DeltaCap covers two main aspects:

* Digital Strategy: Integrated all digital activities of WPs and create a one-stop-shop via the web site.

* Media Strategy: Influence the media to take up news on DeltaCap activities.

The labour market components has the vision to “Support BD professionals to envision the future needs for integrative/delta thinking/working.” Labour market surveys are standard part of many past NUFFIC-NICHE project. Most of these projects (focused on developing capacity of universities) performed labour market surveys in order to understand contemporary labour market needs and address those. In this regard DeltaCap project approach has to be different. The need here is to study the gaps in the labour market for delta planning and address these needs. Therefore rather than following existing demands and trends, DeltaCap labour market components has to envision the future needs and attempt to understand the gaps. It also need to have a more active influence in the market.

Figure: Work package 09 Activities summery

WP 09 Deliverables

During the whole period of the project:

1. Web articles on activities, work-packages.

2. Before-after surveys (Questions provided by implementing WP) with trainings.

  1. Implement the web site of the project
  2. E-learning system is ready to be launched
  3. Train WP7 members (mPower) + other interested parties on Using Moodle e-learning system in DeltaCAP
  4. 10 interviews with sector professionals
  1. Integrate DeltaCap Dashboard implemented by WP7
  2. One press event on DeltaCap
  3. 10 interviews with sector professionals
  4. First network scale survey on LM (with WP7)
  1. One press event on DeltaCap
  2. Network scale follow up survey (with WP7)
  3. DeltaCap partner interview series (for web and media)
  1. Transferring the ownership of website and digital assets to centre.
  2. Training key personnel on centre as needed on media/digital presence activities.

Human resources requirements

Due to the nature of this work package, work planning is done in such a way that the human resources (time) allocation is uniform throughout the period of the project.

Assela Pathirana

Assela Pathirana

Work Package Leader

Associate Professor of Integrated Urban Water Cycle Management

UNESCO – IHE, Institute for water education
The Netherlands

Tel : +31152151854


Sparring Partner