Biography

Hon. Maria Mutagamba is the Former Minister of Tourism, Wildlife and Antiquities in the Government of Uganda. She is a former member of the UNSGAB, former Minister of Water and Environment and Minister of State for Water. She was also the former President of the African Minister’s Council on water and she is a strong advocate for Gender in WaSH.

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As a country, Uganda has strived over the years to ensure that it has a gender-sensitive approach towards development. In 1997, the Ugandan government developed its first Uganda Gender Policy (UGP). Renewed in 2007, the UGP aims to establish a clear framework for identification, implementation, and coordination of interventions aimed at …

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Almost 25 years ago, women and men gathered in Dublin, Ireland, for an international conference on water and the environment. The Dublin Statement on Water and Sustainable Development agreed upon at this event was a pivotal document six months before Rio and the Earth Summit.1 The Dublin Statement provided the first official recognition of …

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