5. The blind spot in the current SN is the issue of ensuring women‘s access to land ownership or tenure rights, deeds and titles. This could be linked to lobbying for also adopting or customizing related SDG indicators, this being the only global indicator that was not selected and thus skipped, by national stakeholders (including the national statistics agency, CoG and NGEC) responsible for setting the standards for, and managing, national level data collection and general measuring and monitoring of development trends including the promotion of gender principles.
6. Coordinate the development of common GRB standards. As good practice, CoG had supported the standardization of a performance management model for the county level and might therefore be considered as candidate to take the technical lead. The need for UN Women to assume the facilitation of stakeholders (LVCT, NGEC, KEWOPA, CoG) would still be anticipated. UN Women to convene stakeholders to kick off process.
7. Advocate for political parties to nominate female MCAs for upcoming open slots, and to select them from among the pool of members having received training on leadership skills through partner efforts (YIKE, IPSTC etc.).
8. Implement a gender scorecard process via KEWOPA in the national assembly and its related secretariat’s apparatus. KEWOPA staff feel they can do much more than only governance-related work. UN Women to consider backing them to provide subject matter training in all areas of gender work. A related needs assessment in terms of staff capacity and end beneficiary knowledge gaps would need to be carried out during the initial planning stage. This would allow to gauge structural and procedural flaws that need to be addressed, as well as to identify staff training needs. Accordingly, related needs- and evidence-based training programs could be designed.
9. Convene stakeholders in order to bring together CoG, county Governors/gubernatorial machinery staff, MinGender etc. in order to revisit the status, mandate and (potential) function of national government gender staff at county level, to decide whether to use them in an integrated fashion (e.g., to serve as conduits for, and resource persons on, national level laws and policies at county level?) or abolish their posts.
10. Support to the devolution agenda requires immediate coordination of scattered, isolated stakeholder initiatives to develop a). Country level GRB guidelines and databases; and b). systems and processes as well as indicators to register and measure incidences of SGBV.
11. Facilitate and coordinate the development of a database system that allows to collate and share existing information on GBV, and the related standardization of indicators, data sources, data cleaning and quality control procedures across data providers (private and public health centres and clinics, hospitals etc.) . In terms of ad hoc requests of a specific technical nature (legal issues-KEWOPA etc.), generic information, reference materials, FAQ data etc. are to be posted on a shared online platform.
12. The scope of UN Women support to IPSTC is not covering the range of beneficiaries of the capacity for peace and security efforts. Currently, the Institution is addressing needs in war torn areas, especially in Somalia; giving no attention to the needs in streets of Nairobi, Kisumu and Mombasa. IPSTC curricula should include building the capacity for handling violence against women in volatile urban centres (SGBV/”urban war & conflict zones”).