It was already eight days of intensive collaborative workat ourinstitute of Higher Learningand our global participants were assigned projects to present in our class on day nine for our Gender Sensitive Public Services Delivery Module at ASCI.
Our teams had already become very intimately aware of each other's capacity and today we knew our team had an artist extraoridinaire who would allow us to deliver a great presentation that illustrated the impact of gender, water and sanitation on a society. We are all from diverse backgrounds and countries and our work in Leadership was being expanded to access awareness about enhanced delivery in our lines of duty and in our cultural settings. Why was this so important? It meant we could act more effectively on our many platforms and become change-agents in a more meaningful way under the guidance of a renowned institution.
After over 26 hours of flying,I had cued into CSW61 now and then but lost track of many of the events, dueto my9.5 hour time difference, whichwas allowing me to catch up after hours and fall asleep listening to the presentations. Buttoday was our turn to get interactive with our teams and do live presentations that were facilitated by our expert Dr. Sree of ASCI, Hyderabad and CSW came up as a topic, enough to stimulate my mind to the many reasons why we were all in the same pathway to Leadership.
What was remiss of me, was that I had also completelymissed the commemoration of World Water Day. Nonetheless, our class assignment was embedded in this subconscious representation and of all thetasks ourgroup was handed, that of The Impact of Water and Sanitation on Gender inSociety. Yay! CSW61was not as remote as I had thought and it was a great occasion to commemorate the day with a team of incredible and capable human beings whomI had now adopted asmy extended global family. You see, true bonding happened the first day and we measured our strengths by learning from each other -day in, day out.
Today we had to share the impact of water with our peers referencing our own situations inMauritius, Secychelles, Cambodia, Palestine, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Russia, Zambia, Tanzania, South Sudan, Chile, Malaysia, Trinidad and TobagoandVietnam. We were now going to use our intimate global community to share the message of the importance and impact on water and it was our miniatiare version of CSW61 which meant we were in our own little global village by way of a learning experience generously facilitated bythe Government of India. What an incredible occasion to share a stage and replicate an important message via ThePowerof Intention.
Today we feel empowered for having shared the message with our small community and they have been sensitized to gender issues and water issues.
Fasciniting enough our message was relevant and our illustration was enough to capture the attention of our successivelecturer Dr. Swarnalatha, who not only appreciated our mastery of illustration but was immediately able to identify with our Social Impact Delivery. Thank you ASCI and thanks to my amazing family of Global Leaders who have left an indelible mark on our collective and individualexperiences in India.