|Continue to facilitate learning opportunities for NCO personnel and partners. In addition, continue to engage RO in the learning sessions on cognitive coaching and adaptive leadership. Participate in a community of practice (CoP) on GE/ LNOB when established under the UNDAF/UNSDCF.
||UN Women NCO
||UN Women NCO has recruited the Hongkong Academy Educational Foundation Limited to conduct the sessions on cognitive coaching and adaptive leadership for UN Women personnel and partners in 2021 and 2022. A total of two trainings on foundations of coaching were conducted in April 2021 and September 2021 respectively. A total of 17 participants including from UN Women NCO, and its partners attended the training on September 2021. Further, a training on Adaptive Leadership was conducted in March/April 2022 which was attended by 22 participants including from UN Women NCO and Bangladesh CO, UNDP, UNRCO and past participants from CSOs. Additionally, a learning session on the developmental evaluation was organized in January 2021 which was attended by UN Women personnel from NCO, Regional Office for Asia and Pacific as well as Independent Evaluation Office. In March 2022, a learning session on “Financial Inclusion of Conflict-Affected Single Women” based on the findings of feasibility study conducted by UN Women, was organized in coordination with UN RCO and the invitation was extended to all UN agencies in Nepal. Further, a learning session on LNOB and intersectionality is planned in the second quarter of 2022 in support of strengthening the capacity of the UNCT LNOB (GESI) and UNDAF Results Group members to operationalize the principles of LNOB and intersectionality across UNCT’s strategic priorities and programme areas.
UN Women chairs the Gender in Humanitarian Action Task Team (GiHA TT). The GiHA-TT, a multi-stakeholder network of Civil Society Organizations, International Development Partners, UN agencies and Government of Nepal, chaired by UN Women Nepal has been actively advancing the incorporation of gender equality and social inclusion into Nepal’s responses to the pandemic. In 2021, a total of 10 meetings were conducted where the discussions were focused on wide range of issues including: bridging the digital divide, safe migration, women’s leadership, monsoon preparation, flood response, needs and challenges of women and excluded groups, youth and innovation and GESI responsive recovery during COVID-19. In 2022, two GiHA meetings have been conducted which were focused on evolving challenges faced by women and excluded groups during COVID-19 pandemic and responses from the key humanitarian actors. The Gender Equality Update 31 (https://asiapacific.unwomen.org/-/media/field%20office%20eseasia/docs/publications/2021/06/np-ge-update-31-covid-19-response-19june2021.pdf?la=en&vs=3647) puts together the good practices and lessons learned by the GiHA-TT members in responding to COVID-19 in 2020. It also raises recommendations to various stakeholders on strategic measures that could be adopted to ensure no one is left behind in the responses to the pandemic and in subsequent recovery efforts. A knowledge product on best practices of GiHA members and lessons learned is being developed and will be published in Q1 2023.
Additionally, a refresher session on LNOB and intersectionality for LNOB GESI WG members was conducted in June 2022. The session was aimed at strengthening the UNCT’s common understanding of and capacity to operationalize the principles of LNOB and intersectionality across UNCT’s strategic priorities and programme areas in the next UNSDCF period
UN Women further contributed to integration of Gender Equality and Women’s Empowerment (GEWE) and LNOB in the Common Country Analysis, UN Sustainable Development Cooperation Framework (UNSDCF) 2023 - 2027 development process as well as the final evaluation of UNDAF 2018 - 2022. This was evidenced in the technical and substantive inputs provided by UN Women through LNOB GESI WG (as co-chair), UNCT PMT and UNCT M&E Working Group. The UNSDCF results framework has been endorsed by the government while the narrative document awaits final approval. As of now, no CoP has been established by the resident coordinator’s office for the UNDAF/UNSDCF.