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A Primer to the Emerging Extractives Sector in Kenya Resource Bliss, Dilemma or Curse

In any economy, the extractive sector (ES) consists mainly of oil, gas and mining activities. This is a sector with great potential to enhance an economy. Indeed, experience in countries such as Norway, Canada, Botswana and Ghana suggests that extractives can be effectively managed to contribute to sustainable economic growth. Experience, however, in other parts of the world including Nigeria, the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), South Sudan, and the Central African Republic (CAR), suggest that extractives if not well managed can be a curse leading to conflict.

A Report by The Institute of Economic Affairs (IEA)

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Report of the Taskforce on Women Representation on Boards

The Institute of Directors (Kenya) in its pursuit of developing good corporate governance and the continuous development of its members through training, mentorship and networking for the benefit of organizations, stakeholders and the prosperity of Kenya, and at the request of women members, the IOD (K) commissioned a Taskforce to examine how to increase the number of women on public and private sector boards in Kenya.

The Taskforce analysed information collected from various sources including published annual reports, Government publications, key regulators and professional associations.

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Gender Dimensions and Implications of Coal Mining in the Mui Basin of Kitui County, Kenya

This study was commissioned by the Centre for Governance and Development (CGD) to assess the gender dimensions and implications of coal mining in Mui Basin, Kitui County. Situated within the dynamics of emerging extractive industry in Kenya, it was tailored to become a case study for promoting gender mainstreaming in the sector. It was carried out in the four mining zones of Mui Basin namely: Block A (Zombe), Block B (Mutito), Block C (Mui) and Block D (Karung’a) areas. A mixed method approach involving quantitative and qualitative data collection was used.

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JP GEWE Final report 2009 2015

In 2009, when the Joint Programme on Gender Equality and Women’s Empowerment (JP GEWE) started, the implementation of national priorities in the area of gender equality and women’s empowerment in Kenya was hampered by inadequate resources (in terms of availability, retention, motivation, and capacity building), together with severe financial constraints. The Government of Kenya (GoK) and United Nations (UN) joint programme sought to tackle the above challenges with the ultimate objective of helping to change a situation...

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UNW progress report (Progress of the World’s Women 2015 2016 Transforming Economies, Realizing Rights)

Progress of the World's Women: Transforming economies, realizing rights is a timely reminder of the importance of women’s economic and social rights to building strong and resilient economies and societies, today and for future generations. It shows where governments and the international community have fallen short on realizing the full inclusion of women and girls and it illustrates how and where immediate action can redress this critical imbalance.

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UN Women Annual Report 2014 2015

UN Women supports UN Member States as they set global standards for achieving gender equality, and works with governments and civil society to design laws, policies, programmes and services needed to implement these standards. It stands behind women’s equal participation in all aspects of life, focusing on five priority areas: increasing women’s leadership and participation; ending violence against women; engaging women in all aspects of peace and security processes; enhancing women’s economic empowerment; and making gender equality central to national development planning and budgeting. UN Women also coordinates and promotes the UN system’s work in advancing gender equality.

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Guidebook CEDAW General Recommendation 30 Women Peace Security en

The Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women (the Conven­tion) and the United Nations Security Council resolutions (UNSCRs) on Women, Peace and Security (WPS) have established important obligations for the protection of women’s human rights and achievement of gender equality relative to issues of international peace and security.

The adoption by the Committee on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women (the Committee) of General Recommendation No. 30 on women in conflict prevention, conflict and post-con­flict situations (GR30) in October 2013 strengthened and made clear the applicability of the Convention to a diverse range of settings affected by conflict and politi­cal crises.

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JP GEWE Mid Term Evaluation Report final

The mid-term evaluation provides an independent assessment of the processes and outputs of the GoK and UN ―Joint Programme on Gender Equality and Women’s Empowerment.” The joint programme was a watershed in enhancing UN coherence and cohesion in Kenya that brought together 3 line ministries and 14 UN agencies under one program framework. It underscores the strategic priorities of the government of Kenya, the United Nations Development Assistance Framework (UNDAF 2008-2013) and the UN’s commitment to ―Delivering as One (DaO) conceptual framework.

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This report provides updated information on the status of implementation of the GOK/UN Joint Programme on Gender for the period January to August 2013.

The information contained in the report was gathered from the output lead agencies using a reporting template that was developed by the secretariat and reviewed by Participating UN Organizations (PUNOs) at the August 2013 Programme Working Group (PWG) meeting. Lead agencies were required to report on their achievements in 2013 as measured against each of the key result areas. The information was further validated at the JP GEWE Mid-year review workshop held at the Green Hills Hotel in Nyeri from 17th – 20th September.

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JPGEWE Annual Report 2012

The Government of Kenya - United Nations’ Joint Programme on Gender Equality and Women’s

Empowerment (JP GEWE) was launched in 2009 to jointly maximize the attainment of gender equality in alignment with national policies, strategies and frameworks. JP GEWE brings together 14 United Nations’ (UN) agencies under One Programmatic Framework. It provides a strong platform for the GoK and the UN to coordinate and serve the needs of Kenya in the field of gender equality and women’s empowerment.

About DaO on GEWE

The objective of the “One UN” is to improve the impact, coherence, efficiency, effectiveness and positioning of the UN system in Kenya to enable it better assist the country to meet the MDGs and Vision 2030. This will be achieved through One Programme, One Budgetary Framework, One Office, One Leader and Communicating as One. readmore