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ECOWAS and UNDP maintain consciousness coaching on selling accountability for gender equality and ladies’s empowerment (gewe) within the Ecowas commis-sion by way of the gender equality seal for public establishments.

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Dakar, Sénégal, July, 26th, 2021. The ECOWAS Fee and the UNDP Regional Service Centre for Africa, primarily based in Addis Ababa, are holding a joint Consciousness Coaching Workshop for Workers of the ECOWAS Fee on Selling Accountability for Gender Equality and Girls’s Empowerment (GEWE) within the ECOWAS Fee by way of the Gender Equality Seal for Public Establishments (GES-PI). The workshop shall be held nearly on the 27th and 28th July 2021.

The workshop is being organised inside the framework of the Regional Undertaking on Advancing Gender Equality and Girls’s Empowerment (GEWE) in Africa, a four-year venture that’s being applied by the UNDP Regional Service Centre for Africa, in collaboration with the Area-al Financial Communities (RECs), together with ECOWAS, and regional Civil Society Organisations. The purpose of the venture is to advertise ladies management, illustration and participation in choice making and ladies’s financial empowerment in addition to enhance the capability of the RECs and CSOs to watch the ratification, domestication and implementation of authorized devices on gender. It additionally goals to construct the capability of RECs to make use of an evidence-based method to gender equality and ladies’s empowerment.

The Gender Equality Seal for Public Establishments (GES-PI) establishes minimal acceptable high quality requirements and gives a transparent and detailed framework that may information organizations in planning and implementing synergized actions for gender mainstreaming throughout organization-al domains and apply areas. The GES-PI addresses six vital areas together with; (i) Administration Framework for gender equality targets, (ii) Capacities to satisfy gender equality targets, (iii) Gender equality enabling office, (iv) Partnerships and engagement to satisfy gender equality targets, (v) Legal guidelines, Insurance policies, Plans and Programmes to satisfy gender equality targets and (vi) Outcomes/ Impression.

The Gender Equality Seal for Public Establishments is rolled out by way of the implementation of a Certification Program that goals to allow public establishments to trace and meet gender equality targets and make sure that they tackle inequality and sort out institutional discrimination on this planet of labor. The GES-PI Certification Program is an initiative that acknowledges good efficiency and gender accountability in delivering transformational gender outcomes by way of the institution of requirements inside public sector establishments to advertise an equitable work surroundings for women and men.

The Program builds the capability of public establishments to mainstream gender equality and certifies establishments that actively promote equality. It additionally gives concrete instruments for the general public sector to scale back gender inequalities and disparities in addition to contribute to the achievement of the commitments enshrined within the AU Agenda 2063 and the 2030 Agenda for sustainable growth

The primary goal of the notice coaching is to familiarize employees of the ECOWAS Fee with the rationale, targets, aims and ideas of the Gender Equality Seal and what it seeks to attain. The coaching will even give attention to the speculation of change, requirements and bench-marks, key parts and key steps of the Gender Equality Seal for Public Establishment foundations. Lastly, the workshop will think about modalities for rolling out and implementing the Gender Equality Seal for Public Establishments within the ECOWAS Fee with the view to selling accountability for gender equality and ladies’s empowerment (GEWE) within the Fee.

The contributors of the notice coaching are drawn from the totally different Departments, Directorates and Specialised Companies of the ECOWAS Fee.

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