Gender mainstreaming in transboundary water resource management: I believe it shall be a pace setter that will eventually be rolled out to other member states of Eastern Africa and Africa at large. Gender mainstreaming should always be an integral process. This will thus bring a sustainable development process for the benefit of all. People will be able to assess the implications of programmes and policies across the social spectrum, to poor women, men, children and all other marginalised groups. In the 21st Century now, the most critical issue we must all address is the issue of climate change that has dominated environmental debates currently.