Rohini Pande Discusses "Invisible Infrastructure" at AIIB
At the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank’s Third Annual Meeting in Mumbai, Rohini Pande encouraged the bank to consider “invisible infrastructure,” or the social structures that shape how physical infrastructure actually functions for women, in all of its work. Taking women’s daily travel patterns into account when designing a project, or recognizing and addressing the disproportionate impact that lack of water and wastewater infrastructure places on women, can have life-altering impacts on their livelihoods and communities, she said.
“We need to revisit the social aspects to narrow the gender gap in the use of infrastructure. Women go out, work, contribute to the GDP, but it’s easier to think about how much money can be made from the transport of goods on the roads we make.”
– Rohini Pande