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Approaches by African Countries in the Implementation and Localization of SDGs

Tuesday, November 7, 2017

This report presents governments’ approaches to the localization and implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) with specific reference to seven countries: Botswana, Ethiopia, Kenya, Malawi, Rwanda, Uganda and Zimbabwe. The report was developed through a collaborative process with selected governments via their representatives, UN Women country/multi-country offices and other stakeholders in East and Southern Africa. Initial data and information were collected from a... More

Regional Sharefair on Gender and Resilience in Africa 2016 Report

Tuesday, November 7, 2017

This is a convening report for the Regional Sharefair on Gender and Resilience in Africa held by UN Women in collaboration with key partners in November 9th –10th 2016 at Safari Park Hotel, Nairobi, Kenya. Focusing on the main theme of “Strengthening Resilience by Empowering Women”, the Sharefair provided a platform for sharing and learning, availed an opportunity to further explore the role of women in building and strengthening resilience and promoted dialogue and sharing of experiences on gender responsive resilience related programmes and policies in Africa. This is expected to accelerate development and humanitarian response and the overall achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The Sharefair also endeavor to facilitate long term collaboration amongst regional stakeholders with the aim of identifying problems, using data and predictive methods and mobilizing support and resources to incubate, accelerate and scale effective solutions. The outcome of the two-day event was the creation of a strong regional network to amplify resilience solutions, sustaining change in policy and practice within relevant macroeconomic frameworks. Hundreds of participants gathered at the Sharefair to discuss interventions, innovations, good practices, evidence from research and documented data, legal frameworks and policies. More

Unlocking the Potential of Rural Women in Ethiopia

Tuesday, November 7, 2017

Rural women play a critical role in the agricultural sector. Securing their livelihoods and rights is the pathway to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals and the Growth and Transformation Plan (GTP II) in Ethiopia. Therefore, the enhancement of rural women’s food security and nutrition is a key outcome of the Joint Programme on Rural Women Economic Empowerment. Under this outcome, the programme aims to ensure that rural women have increased access to and control over resources, assets and services critical to their food and nutrition security. The programme also supports rural women to gain greater capacity to enhance and control local food security reserves. More

A review of energy policies in East and Southern Africa

Thursday, November 2, 2017

Renewable, clean energy and gender equality are preconditions for sustainable development and for tackling climate change. This linkage is tacit in the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Gender equality and women’s empowerment (Goal 5) and women’s and men’s equal access to secure energy services (Goal 7) are central to building more environmentally sustainable and climate-resilient societies (Goals 13 and 15) (UN Women and UNDP-UNEP PEI, 2015). More

UN Women Eastern and Southern Africa Newsletter

Wednesday, July 26, 2017

This issue of the newsletter covers the first half of 2017 from January through June with highlights from Multi/Country offices, Regional office and global initiatives. UN Women is continuously and actively supporting women claim their rights and expand their opportunities. We stand behind women’s equal participation in all aspects of life, focusing on increasing women’s leadership and participation; ending violence against women; engaging women in all aspects of peace and security... More

Guidance Note on documenting good practices on Gender Equality and Women's Empowerment

Monday, July 17, 2017

The objective of the Guidance Note is to help all gender equality actors and advocates document good practices so that others may learn from these experiences and adopt similar approaches. The Guidance Note targets all gender equality and women’s empowerment advocates and actors who have successfully implemented interventions to accelerate gains for women and girls not only in Africa but across the world. These are interventions that have proven successful and thereby have the potential... More

FAQs on localization of SDGs

Monday, July 17, 2017

FAQs on localization of SDGs More

The Sustainable development Goals and Agenda 2063

Monday, July 17, 2017

The publication is a report of the 2016 consultations with Regional Intergovernmental and Inter-parliamentary Bodies namely: the African Union Commission (AUC), the East African Community (EAC), Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA), Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD), Southern Africa Development Community (SADC), Southern Africa Development Community Parliamentary Forum (SADC PF) and regional Civil Society, came together in Nairobi (Kenya) for regional... More

Handbook on Gender-Responsive Reporting in Conflict Affected Countries in Africa

Monday, July 17, 2017

The African Union Commission Office of the Special Envoy (OSE) on Women, Peace and Security and UN Women jointly launched a handbook on Practicing Gender- Responsive Reporting in Conflict Affected Countries in Africa. The handbook on Gender Responsive Reporting seeks to promote reporting that accurately portrays women’s lives in conflict and post-conflict contexts – highlighting the whole range of their roles and strengths as well as the impact of conflict in their lives. It also... More

Pathway document on Sustainable Development Goals and Agenda 2063

Monday, July 17, 2017

Pathway document on Sustainable Development Goals and Agenda 2063 More

Policy Brief: Assessing the Gender Gap in Agricultural Productivity in Rwanda

Monday, May 8, 2017

Assessing the Gender Gap in Agricultural Productivity in Rwanda More

Buy from Women Enterprise Platform brochure

Monday, May 8, 2017

Buy from Women Enterprise Platform brochure More

Leaving No One Behind in Action

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

UN Heads of Agencies Visit to a Sanctuary for Women in Adama, Ethiopia More

Brief: UN Women Executive Director's dialogue with African youth

Thursday, March 23, 2017

Dr. Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, the Executive Director of UN Women met with 33 inspirational young African leaders in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. The dialogue focused on young women’s leadership and economic empowerment and rights, particularly young women’s entrepreneurship. More

Regional Think Tank in Support of UN Women’s Work in Eastern and Southern Africa

Tuesday, February 28, 2017

To fulfill its mandate, UN Women considers a Think Tank as one of the most important constituencies providing a dynamic source for ideas, policy perspectives, partnerships and support for the organization. More

UN Women Call for Applications: Roster of Experts 2017

Wednesday, January 11, 2017

UN Women is currently inviting experienced experts and trainers (individual consultants) to apply to be considered for registration in the UN Women ESARO expert and trainers roster in the various thematic areas More

Catalogue of Innovations and Good Practices on Gender and Resilience

Friday, November 18, 2016

This booklet is a collation of innovations and good practices by diverse organizations/ agencies demonstrating promising and good practices in operationalizing the gender and resilience agenda within their interventions at Country and/ or Regional level. The initiatives documented are evidence and constitute innovative and cutting edge examples of interventions/ programmes that could be replicated elsewhere and scaled up for impact to increase the resilience for women and girls in Africa. The catalogue has been compiled from submissions from a call for innovations and has also leveraged on existing innovative models documented by various UN agencies including the Food and Agriculture Organization- FAO and UN Women. The catalogue calls for a culture of innovative business and/ or programme models and initiatives that guarantee resilience for women while implementing ideas that create transformation in the resilience agenda in the lives of women and girls in Africa. More

Young Innovators in Agriculture Award

Tuesday, November 1, 2016

Young innovators below 35yrs across Africa are invited to show case cutting edge innovations, including social innovations that best provide solutions on how women and their communities can build and strengthen resilience through resilient technologies and associated innovative strategies, projects, interventions and methods to be brought on scale. The innovations can be at pilot level, medium or advanced and should strengthen women’s and girls’ capacities to mitigate, adapt, recover and learn from shocks and stresses while achieving the longer term-goal to reduce vulnerability and increase well-being of women and communities. More

UN Women Eastern and Southern Africa Publications Reader Survey Report

Monday, October 24, 2016

In the month of June 2016, UN Women Eastern and Southern Africa conducted a publications reader survey with the aim of continually improving the user-friendliness, practicality and overall quality of their publications. Specifically, it inquired about the publications commonly sought by stakeholders of UN Women in the entire region, what form of publications are being sought by diverse audiences and how often the publications are consulted by the audiences, which parties seek them and in which format they preferred, whether electronic or hard copies, and the ways in which the UN Women could improve upon the presentation of their publications to accelerate demand by diverse stakeholders. This survey marked a first step in a desirable process to strengthen UN Women publications quality assurance processes and development and policy impacts in Eastern and Southern Africa. More

Promoting Women's Participation in the Extractive Industries Sector: Examples of Emerging Good Practices

Monday, October 24, 2016

A documentation of good practices on gender and the extractive industries will therefore help guide governments, the private sector, civil society organizations and other stakeholders in developing policy, programmes and legislation that will do a better job of addressing challenges facing women affected by—and hoping to benefit from—the extractive industries sector. This publication on emerging good practices is a valuable contribution to exploring solutions and taking them to scale to engender the extractive industries in Africa. More

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