The changing geography of gendered informal work in public open spaces (Tea ladies phenomenon in Khartoum River Nile Fronts)

The changing geography of gendered informal work in public open spaces
(Tea ladies phenomenon in Khartoum River Nile Fronts)
By: Wala Hashim Bashari

About the Author: Wala Hashim Bashari is educated at the University of Khartoum (B.Sc. Hon. in Architecture), project management institute P.M.P (project management professional in 2011), and at University of Khartoum (M.sc in physical planning in 2015). Besides her formal education, Bashari attended several local and regional training programs in urban planning, participatory planning and human settlements. Bashari is an architect and an urban planning professional with more than seven years of teaching, research and practical experience in the field of urban planning and human settlements. Currently she is an urban planner at UNHABITAT, and UKCC (University of Khartoum Consultancy Corporation). Bashari is also a member of Sudan architecture forum, an annual event managed by FOAAA (Faculty of Architecture Alumni Association). Her research interests focuses on gender mainstreaming in urban planning and development, urban equity,GIS applications, and land management. Bashari’s professional experience and education have provided her with a range of skills and knowledge in the field of urban planning research and development.

About the Research: The scope of this research is to analyze the use of some of the main public open spaces in Khartoum, and to propose gender mainstreaming strategies for them. Gender analysis is weakly developed in Sudan, also in the domain of urban planning. This research  correlates the physical components of urban planning (artifacts, their spatial lay-out and their symbolic content), with the behaviors of users according to gender, through a female lens, it was part of my master thesis published by University of Khartoum.
 

 

 

The changing geography of gendered informal work in public open spaces (Tea ladies phenomenon in Khartoum River Nile Fronts)