UN Women as the coordinating agency leads the other Participating UN Organizations (PUNOs) in this priority area to ensure that wide-ranging and consistent UN support for gender equality in Kenya is provided within the Joint Programme framework.The Government of Kenya – UN Joint Programme on Gender Equality and Women’s Empowerment (JP GEWE) is working on the following key results under its priority area of UN Coordination and Delivering as One:On-going gender related and gender specific programmes of all UN agencies coordinated within the framework of the Joint Programme.All UN organizations working together for a comprehensive and coherent Joint Programme.Implementation of the Joint Programme being regularly monitored by UNCT and key stakeholders.

All UN agencies have capacity for gender responsive planning, programming and budgeting and for the implementation of the Joint Programme.UN communications’ strategy on fulfilment of women’s rights and gender equality developed.

“Many thanks for your continued updates and news briefs. The updates increase awareness on gender-based issues in our society. Keep up this great initiative” Mr. James Ombogo Onditi – Kenya Industrial Estates on the Daily Media Monitoring on GEWE.

Key Features“The Joint Programme offers a well-designed mechanism for inclusive, coordinated and visible efforts to make measurable progress towards gender equality” – JP GEWE Mid-Term Evaluation.Since 2011, GEWE is a standing agenda item at the UN Country Team meetings where Heads of Agencies and the UN Resident Coordinator discuss and advocate on the issue both internally and with external partners.In 2012, PUNOs reached over 194,000 direct beneficiaries and JP GEWE was identified as a flagship joint programme in terms of good operating standards in coordination in the Mid-term Review.

Key Achievements Three Joint Annual Progress Reports finalized with UN financial and partnership analysis. Joint Medium Term Evaluation Conducted Implemented the recommendation to increase the engagement of men to support gender equality through the One Million Fathers’ Campaign under the Africa UNiTE Kenya Chapter. Gender experts recruited - to ensure that gender issues are addressed in all the MTP II sector working groups. Gender Score Card exercise conducted and identified best practices and challenges towards achieving gender equality. Coordinated inputs on GEWE in UN Development Assistance Framework (UNDAF) and Medium Term Plan (MTP II) development process.

On-going national level training workshops with key government officials on Human Rights-Based Approach/Gender Equality/Environmental Sustainability. Production of a Gender Guide to support UN advocacy around GEWE issues in the MTP II process. Third Joint Annual Work Plan developed with partners to inform UN agencies’ individual work plans. ‘Communicating as One’ - development and implementation of the Communication and Information Management Strategies (Daily Media Monitoring, biannual newsletter; quarterly newsletter, brand management; communication support for PUNOs events/launches; and a website with social media sites).

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