The Gender Sector Coordination Group (GSCG) was established as part of the aid architecture in which Kenya together with its development partners adopted the implementation of the Paris Declaration on Aid Effectiveness. The establishment of the GSCG provides an opportunity  to reform delivery and management of aid in order to strengthen impact of development results  as well an opportunity for a more holistic engagement matters related to gender equality in the country  

The Group is Chaired by the Ministry of Devolution and Planning (MoDP), Gender Directorate and co-chaired by the Chair of the Development Partners Gender Group, currently Embassy of Finland. This is in line with the current Government policy for leadership of Aid Coordination structures. The Co-chair is democratically selected within the Development Partners Gender Group to serve for a period of 2 years.

Membership of the Gender Sector Coordination Group is comprised of the Government of Kenya, development partners, bi and multilateral organizations including the United Nations, relevant civil society organizations, research and academic institutions and the private sector.

To facilitate ownership and accountability of all stakeholders, sub-working groups aligned to the MTP II GEWE Priority areas have been established.

The sub-working groups cover the following six areas:
1. Gender policies, legislation and Normative work
2. Budget, policy planning and gender mainstreaming
3. Evidence generation and research
4. Socio economic empowerment, SGBV and FGM

About DaO on GEWE

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