|Continue convening in-person trainings and thematic webinars to address capacity needs of the organization. Facilitate peer-to-peer learning and promote a coordinated, corporate approach to SPF thematic areas and implementation at country level.
||SPF Team (WPP, WPS, HACRO)
||Thematic webinars have been conducted on a number of issues: engaging regional advisors and program specialists on the future of UN Women’s work in humanitarian settings and protracted crisis: UN Women humanitarian strategy, Cash Based Initiatives, GBV and protection, Rapid Assessment tool to assess the gender responsiveness and results of UN Women’s humanitarian programming, Resource Mobilization under CERF and CBPF, COVID 19 programming with focus on livelihoods, Women’s leadership and partnerships with local women’s organizations under the localization agenda.
In WPP, numerous thematic webinars and staff trainings for thematic focal points from country offices, were conducted aiming to promote technical policy coherence and facilitate exchange of good practices and lessons learned.
A four-day BRIDGE workshop on Gender and Elections (Dakar 17-20 September 2019) co-organised with UNDP; and a three-day in-person training for thematic focal points from the Arab States Region (Amman, Jordan date) conducted by the regional policy advisor and the HQ knowledge management specialist. A multi-country technical assistance mission conducted by the global advisor on political participation to the Europe and Central Asia region (in October 2019), included an induction webinar for regional thematic focal points, and targeted capacity building on programme design and awareness raising seminars, especially on VAWP.
Face-to face and virtual meetings on monitoring SDG indicator 5.5.1b with Regional Offices for Asia-Pacific, Eastern and Southern Africa and Eastern Europe and Central Asia, in collaboration with the Women Count programme.
One-week induction training with the new regional advisor on women’s political participation for ECA
Presentation at the EGM on the Gender Inequality Index, provided graphics, maps and analysis of women’s representation in both parliaments and local governments, with a typology of different spheres and levels of government, types of political offices and the corresponding indicators for global monitoring of women’s representation. Available here
Webinar on UN Women’s Primer for Parliamentary Action: Gender-sensitive responses to COVID-19. Links to: recording, discussion summary and presentation by Professor Sarah Childs
Webinar on Women & elections in the context of COVID-19: organised with the Regional Advisor for WCA with special participation of ECOWAS. Webinar recording available here.
Since early 2019, the UN Women’s Community of Practice on Women, Peace and Security and Humanitarian Action has convened 25 online webinars and interactive dialogues and one week-long in-person retreat for HQ, regional, and country-based colleagues working on WPS and HA, including many of those funded by SPF2. The week-long retreat was organized in conjunction with the global retreat of the gender advisors from peacekeeping and special political missions to facilitate peer-to-peer learning and coordination. Among many other topics, online webinars have covered reparations programming, analysis of international investigations on SGBV, how-to guidance on localization of WPS NAPs, strategies for successful proposals to the Peacebuilding Fund, the Women’s Peace and Humanitarian Fund, or the Elsie Initiative Fund, recent lessons learned from gender-responsive SSR and rule of law interventions, and peer-to-peer exchanges on adjusting to COVID-19 in WPS programming.