Water is one of our most precious resources. How we manage it matters. Despite some progress, the role of women in water decision-making remains marginal. Making the water sector more gender-balanced, and involving more women in water decision-making could help make water management more effective, more equitable and more sustainable.
Melissa Kerim-Dikeni works as a Policy Analyst at the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) as part of the Water Governance and Circular Economy Unit. At the OECD, Melissa is working on the OECD/UCLG-Africa Roundtable of African Mayors for Water Security and the Women in Water Decision-Making Programme. Mélissa has been working in the sustainability field for the past 5 years with various organisations (ICLEI-Local Governments for Sustainability, GIZ, United Nations, etc). She is a lawyer (Parisian bar) and she is exploring the governance of just energy transition as part of her PhD.