||Management Response: The management concurs with the importance of having a specific mechanism in place whose sole objective is to ensure coherence in the mainstreaming of gender in the UNDAF implementation. In many respects, steps towards this end have began and
? Plans are underway to set up a Gender Theme Group (GTG) by phasing out the current JP GEWE Programme Working Group (PWG). The GTG?s role would be to ensure UN?s support to GEWE is coherent, aligned to national priorities facilitate coherence on GEWE in the UNCT and ensure alignment of the UN?s support to national priorities.
? The implementation of the UNDAF consists of a system that is already in place and includes a National Steering Committee chaired by the Deputy President, the Programme Management and Oversight Group (PMOG) and the Strategic Result Area Groups who have incorporated considerations on GEWE in their workplans, monitoring and reporting processes ensuring that GEWE is mainstreamed into UNDAF. A decision has already been made to recruit a specific Gender Advisor to work in the Resident Coordinator?s (RC) office. S/he will support the RC to ensure that GEWE issues are also taken into consideration at that strategic level.