Management Response

: Kenya
: 2014 - 2018 , Kenya (CO)
: Final Project Evaluation - Engaging Women in Preventing and Countering Extremist Violence in Kenya
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: Kenya
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UN Women accepts the recommendations and will be addressed in the next phase of the CVE project

: Approved
Recommendation: RECOMMENDATIONS 1: Scale up CVE capacity building programme to reach more beneficiaries.
Management Response: This is very much in plans for the second phase of the programme which is heavily investing in the capacity building component, building on and levering on forged partnerships, activities initiated and results gained in the first phase of the pilot project. UN Women will invest in specialized trainings for women and also youth on early warning signs of radicalizations, enhancing their conflict resolution skills as well as facilitating women networks established under the pilot project in phase I.
Description: The programme should incorporate improvement in the design to include use of sandwich training programmes (Trainings which consist of some days in workshop and some other time within the community applying the knowledge learnt after which participants join in workshop again to share experiences and to overcome challenges faced) which allow for continued experiential learning, close mentorship of beneficiaries and post-training follow-up or mentorship of beneficiaries to provide basic support to the beneficiaries, including at the grassroot level
Management Response Category: Accepted
Thematic Area: Peace and security (SPs before 2018)
Operating Principles: Capacity development
Organizational Priorities: Operational activities
UNEG Criteria: Effectiveness, Impact
Key Actions
Responsible Deadline Status Comments
Engaging implementing partners in the 5 target counties to undertake support efforts to engage women to become more resilient to effect of violent extremism, this will don through capacity building efforts and also undertaking mentorship initiatives which will reaching out to more beneficiaries including youth (young females) UN Women KCO- Peace and Security Specialist 2018/03 Initiated
Recommendation: RECOMMENDATIONS 2: Promote and scale up use of social network platforms (well managed and monitored) such as Whatsapp to actively engage women, groups, security agents and other stakeholders on CVE as efficient platforms for sharing information across relevant actors including police, networks and linkages established
Management Response: The recommendation is also accepted. As part of the efforts of scaling up the women’s networks, UN Women will support CSOs in the target counties to work with the networks also women who have make deliberate effort to link up state institutions, particularly security institutions.
Description:
Management Response Category: Accepted
Thematic Area: Peace and security (SPs before 2018)
Operating Principles: Advocacy
Organizational Priorities: Operational activities
UNEG Criteria: Effectiveness, Impact
Key Actions
Responsible Deadline Status Comments
Include media engagement and social networks as part of the CSOs support in the target counties UN Women KCO- Peace and Security Specialist 2018/03 Initiated
Recommendation: RECOMMENDATIONS 3: Establish a pool of Women Training of Trainers (TOTs) (from selected from CSOs networks and institutions) on the training manual developed (which was developed to guide training) and share it to offer similar capacity building programmes within respective counties as a way of replicating the benefits for greater impact within the community
Management Response: Women who will benefit from capacity building interventions will include women and also men from CSOs who are then expected to cascade the knowledge and skills gained to colleagues but also the people they work with on the ground as a suitability measure.
Description:
Management Response Category: Accepted
Thematic Area: Peace and security (SPs before 2018)
Operating Principles: Capacity development, Promoting inclusiveness/Leaving no one behind
Organizational Priorities: Operational activities
UNEG Criteria: Effectiveness, Relevance
Key Actions
Responsible Deadline Status Comments
Identify a pool of Women Training of Trainers (TOTs) from selected from CSOs networks and institutions UN Women KCO- Peace and Security Specialist 2017/12 Ongoing
Training of the of Women Training of Trainers (TOTs) on CVE UN Women KCO- Peace and Security Specialist 2018/03 Initiated
Recommendation: RECOMMENDATIONS 4: Establish strong linkages and collaborations with the media organizations aimed at encouraging them to own CVE and actively partnering with women and community as a social corporate responsibility especially in counter-messaging, sensitization and advancing gender sensitive agendas related to CVE, peace, security and community development
Management Response: This recommendation is partially accepted. UN Women will seek to engage with media professionals on gender sensitive and non-discriminatory reporting including social media platform as a means of contributing to development of communication strategies that counter the narratives/messaging of terrorists/ violent extremists, building coalitions. However, UN Women cannot force media houses as part of their SCR to engage women and communities affected. What we can do as part of our capacity building and advocacy efforts is to their engagement in advancing gender sensitive messages and countering extremist narratives.
Description:
Management Response Category: Partially Accepted
Thematic Area: Peace and security (SPs before 2018)
Operating Principles: Advocacy
Organizational Priorities: Operational activities
UNEG Criteria: Effectiveness, Impact
Key Actions
Responsible Deadline Status Comments
Include media engagement and social networks as part of the CSOs support in the target counties UN Women KCO- Peace and Security Specialist 2018/03 Initiated