International Journal of World Policy and Development Studies

Online ISSN: 2415-2331
Print ISSN: 2415-5241

Quarterly Published (4 Issues Per Year)


Volume 4 Number 4 June 2018

Impact of Gender Involvement in Sustainable Water Development Projects in Ibadan, Nigeria

Authors: Olusa Adekemi Opeyemi ; Olujimi Julius Bayode
Pages: 30-34
Gender is a term used to convey the process of social construct that mediates the relationships between women and men. Water is an environmental resource and it is essential to sustain life. Its scarcity pose negative impact on women and also children as they are usually saddled with the responsibility of scouting around for water for use at home for cooking, washing, bathing among others when it is scarce. Women that have these much responsibility on water issues are not always involved in the development of water projects in the communities as they are usually expected to stay back to take care if home when men decide on what and how the water projects should be done. The study used the natural spring and borehole projects facilitated by the Sustainable Ibadan Project as case study. 729 respondents were sampled for the study out of which 493 were male and only 236 were female. It is observed that water projects that involved more women are more sustainable that those with lesser number of women. It is therefore recommended that more women should be involved at all the stages of development of water projects.