South Asia Regional Forum on Women and Governance
( 3 Oct 04)
In July 2004, SAP Canada took three Canadian women to the South Asia Regional Forum on Women and Governance: Focus on Local Governance in Bangladesh. This was an important program activity under the SAP system’s South Asia Regional People and Policy Program (SARPPP), which is funded by the Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA).
The delegates were Joan Lougheed, Kokila Jacob and Bauni MacKay.
Ms. Lougheed is a City and Regional Councilor, Burlington and Halton, and Chair of the Task Force on Issues for Canadian Women in Municipal Government, at the Federation of Canadian Municipalities (FCM).
Ms. Jacob is a journalist with international experience and a member of the Equal Voice Steering Committee.
Ms. MacKay is a retired teacher and former Board Member of the Canadian Teacher’s Federation, who is presently on the Board of YWCA Edmonton and the One Woman One Vote Committee. She was an Alberta Liberal Party candidate in the 2001 election.
All the three have a keen interest, and a good track record, on the women and governance issue.
To view an article written by Kokila Jacob for Equal Voice, click here. Or visit their web site at www.equalvoice.ca