Building capacities for promoting the presence and leadership of women within public institutions at national and local levels
About the project: The project aims to enhance the presence and leadership of women in public institutions at national and local levels in Mauritius and Senegal, Bhutan, and Lao People’s Democratic Republic. In partnership with ECA, ESCAP, RCOs in the respective Countries, UNDP and UN Women, it will strengthen the capacity of these governments to develop and implement an action plan that prioritizes gender equality and promotes women’s career progression towards leadership positions in the public sector. The project will also stimulate a South-South knowledge transfer and cross-fertilization by enhancing the awareness of a broader group of governments, such as the partnering countries of Cambodia, Sierra Leone, Solomon Islands, Vanuatu, and Zambia, on the importance of prioritizing gender equality in public administration.
Objective: Enhance the presence and leadership of women in public institutions at national and local levels in selected countries of the Africa and Asia regions.
Beneficiaries: Direct beneficiaries include high- and mid-level government officials from ministries and governmental institutions at the national and subnational levels. Indirect beneficiaries include citizens and communities at large.
SDG Addressed by the project: SDG 5 (5.1,5.4,5.5,5b, 5c); SDG16 (16.6, 16.7, 16.b)
Key accomplishments: i) Enhanced capacity of governments in the project countries to develop and implement action plans that prioritize gender parity in public administration at the national and local levels; and ii) Enhanced awareness and understanding of government officials in partnering countries on the importance of and how to prioritize gender parity in public administration.
Partners: ECA, ESCAP, RCOs in the respective Countries, UNDP and UN Women
Timeframe: May 2022 - June 2024
Focus countries: Bhutan, Lao People's Democratic Republic, Mauritius and Senegal