Management Response

: Regional Office for West and Central Africa (Senegal)
: 2018 - 2021 , Regional Office for West and Central Africa (Senegal) (RO)
: KNOWLEDGE MANAGEMENT EVALUATION
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: Regional Office for West and Central Africa (Senegal)
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ACCEPTED

: Approved
Recommendation: Internal Standardization of KM practices and storage of data, information and knowledge needs to take place with urgency
Management Response:
Description:
Management Response Category: Accepted
Thematic Area: Not applicable
Operating Principles: Knowledge management
Organizational Priorities: Culture of results/RBM
UNEG Criteria: Effectiveness
Key Actions
Responsible Deadline Status Comments
organize and implement centralized knowledge repositories/ databases/ servers for storage and archiving of knowledge products WCA 2021/06 Not Initiated
Recommendation: Production of knowledge products should be done predominantly in French or bilingually. Current and relevant country-specific examples should also be regularly uploaded onto country specific portals hosted by the main UN Women website. Dissemination of GEWE/HR related knowledge needs to be simplified as it targets marginalized groups and those left behind more intentionally.
Management Response:
Description:
Management Response Category: Accepted
Thematic Area: Not applicable
Operating Principles: Knowledge management
Organizational Priorities: Culture of results/RBM
UNEG Criteria: Effectiveness
Key Actions
Responsible Deadline Status Comments
Developing and implementing the envisioned regional KM strategy that will include: what the key practices will be and how these will be quality assured and measured. WCA 2021/01 Initiated
Recommendation: Staff capacity as users of the excellent information management systems needs to be enhanced in order to improve organizational learning. This is possible by entrenching development of knowledge products into annual work plans, requiring all units/departments to produce a minimum number of knowledge products annually, and using peer-to-peer learning.
Management Response:
Description:
Management Response Category: Accepted
Thematic Area: Not applicable
Operating Principles: Knowledge management
Organizational Priorities: Culture of results/RBM
UNEG Criteria: Effectiveness
Key Actions
Responsible Deadline Status Comments
UNW-WCA should require that all units and departments develop a given number of knowledge products and embed this requirement into all staff annual work plans WCA 2021/04 Not Initiated
Recommendation: Production of credible and reliable data, information and knowledge increased collaboration with Academic institutions needs to be encouraged in order to generate high quality knowledge. The conduct of rigorous evaluations needs to be matched with the culture of using lessons drawn from evaluations.
Management Response:
Description:
Management Response Category: Accepted
Thematic Area: Not applicable
Operating Principles: Knowledge management
Organizational Priorities: Culture of results/RBM
UNEG Criteria: Effectiveness
Key Actions
Responsible Deadline Status Comments
Engage with academic institutions that responded to the KME to produce and use gender and human rights responsive knowledge WCA 2021/12 Not Initiated
Recommendation: Identify a minimum set of the existing digital platforms and information management systems that will be utilized across the UNW-WCA region and build staff capacities to utilize these platforms
Management Response:
Description:
Management Response Category: Accepted
Thematic Area: Not applicable
Operating Principles: Knowledge management
Organizational Priorities: Culture of results/RBM
UNEG Criteria: Effectiveness
Key Actions
Responsible Deadline Status Comments
Enhanced staff capacities to utilize digital platforms and information management systems WCA 2021/12 Not Initiated
Recommendation: Ensure that there are requisite resources dedicated specifically for KM and accessible to all UNW WCA units. Resources in this context include human, financial, time and equipment among others.
Management Response:
Description:
Management Response Category: Accepted
Thematic Area: Not applicable
Operating Principles: Knowledge management
Organizational Priorities: Culture of results/RBM
UNEG Criteria: Effectiveness
Key Actions
Responsible Deadline Status Comments
Recruit a KM Officer at WCARO with coordination responsibilities in the region. WCA 2021/12 Not Initiated
Recommendation: Providing support to National M&E systems– mostly gender machineries, government ministries and CSO’s–in the area of gender responsive data collection would improve the quality of GEWE knowledge products. The support should be carried out in coordination with donors, other stakeholders and UN agencies.
Management Response:
Description:
Management Response Category: Accepted
Thematic Area: Not applicable
Operating Principles: Knowledge management
Organizational Priorities: Culture of results/RBM
UNEG Criteria: Effectiveness
Key Actions
Responsible Deadline Status Comments
Disseminate current knowledge products to support the GEWE agenda at national level through Gender Resource Centers. WCA 2021/12 Not Initiated
Recommendation: It is critical to enact immediate and urgent stop-gap measures to counter any further institutional memory loss.
Management Response:
Description:
Management Response Category: Accepted
Thematic Area: Not applicable
Operating Principles: Knowledge management
Organizational Priorities: Culture of results/RBM
UNEG Criteria: Effectiveness
Key Actions
Responsible Deadline Status Comments
Encourage good practices such as ‘Gender Cafe’s’, ‘Peace Huts,’ Gender Resource Centers (housed within easily accessible ministries of Gender), Gender Knowledge Centers in UNW offices, Gender Corners within universities WCA 2021/12 Not Initiated