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Collaborative problem-solving for a world-wide action agenda.

MISSION STATEMENT. Addressing the problems of women, particularly Southern women and girls facing the everyday reality of gender inequality in the transport sector. The program deals with specific problems in specific places in Africa, Asia and Latin America, both cities and in very poor outlying rural areas where safe and fair access is an enormous problem of day-to-day life, often falling especially hard on women and young girls. The Gatnet program makes use of a number of tools, references  and websites to support communication and networking within a gradually growing number of concerned women and men which extends to more than one hundred countires today on all continents.

GATNET 1. GENDER AND TRANSPORT COMMUNITY OF PRACTICE  . Set up by the World Bank in 2004, an international, multi-disciplinary community of practice, comprising professionals with an interest in gender and transport issues (gatnet@dgroups.org)., it is open to all those who are interested in issues relating to improving mobility and access for poor women and men in developing countries. Initial communication for the network is through an email discussion and electronic bulletin board. To maintain independence, the exercise was organized, moderated and documented by a handful of GATNET volunteers as a virtual discussion. https://dgroups.org/worldbank/gatnet/

GENDER, EQUITY & TRANSPORT FORUM 2.0. An open, self-organized multi-media network and toolset, update and extension of the original Dgroups site. Designed to complement, work in parallel with and bring in new capacities to the original listserv. (See below.) Perpetually under construction.


> Gatnet on Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/groups/gatnet/

> Gatnet on LinkedIn – https://www.linkedin.com/groups/8123470

> Gatnet on Twitter – https://twitter.com/e_gatnet

> Gatnet Open Library – https://goo.gl/PiRO4Z

> Scholarly articles – https://goo.gl/vsI9eQ

> News – https://goo.gl/vMM3FY

> [Gatnet 2.0 Universal Search]– https://goo.gl/EOjBpI



> Gatnet 1.0 Member map – https://goo.gl/oY7HQW

> Gatnet 2.0 Member Map – https://goo.gl/FVaDGj

> The faces of Gatnet 2.0 Members – https://goo.gl/1dRMoY

> Photo Library – https://www.facebook.com/groups/gatnet/photos

> Videotec Library– https://goo.gl/6IdcHR

QUESTIONS/HELP: For questions about site organization, participation, projects or if you wish to help out in this open project drop a line to: admin@ecoplan.org.


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About the  editor: 

Eric Britton
9, rue Gabillot, 69003 Lyon France

Bio: Educated as an international development economist, Eric Britton is an American political scientist, teacher and sustainability activist who has worked on missions and advisory assignments on all continents. Professor of Sustainable Development, Economy and Democracy at the Institut Supérieur de Gestion (Paris), he is also MD of EcoPlan Association, an independent advisory network providing strategic counsel for government and business on policy and decision issues involving complex systems, social-technical change, civil society and sustainable development. Founding editor of World Streets: The Politics of Transport in Cities | See Britton online at https://goo.gl/9CJXTh and @ericbritton

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3 thoughts on “MISSION STATEMENT

  1. Dear Eric,
    Whenever I read or see your work, “amazing” is what comes to my mind! How do you do it? What drives you? I guess what gatnet and other such fora need is for you to share the “secret” of being able to get so much done…almost single handedly.

  2. Thanks for those very kind words Nite. Coming from someone who works as hard and smart on our common gender agenda as you they mean a lot.

    Actually what I am doing here is to share my rather long experience with creating and helping to run “knowledge and communications platforms” on socio-environmental issues just as this. Once the platform is set up, fined tuned and actually working, it is the friends, collaborators and people who care who pitch in and together put it to work. At that point I can step to the sidelines and join and participate like everyone else. Team work!

  3. Dear Erick,
    I admire the level of commitment you have to stick to a point where,as long as poverty and especially women continue to shoulder the transport burden,it is the responsibility of the group to continue with effort to eradicate through knowledge management and effective communication,the task you are very well placed to remind the team.I agree with your nice response to nice. I was lost due to hackers and I am back again to share with the group from Tanzania. . st


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