||The CO agrees with the recommendation to intensify efforts and consider the engagement of key stakeholders, including government partners and beneficiaries of the programme at the design of the programme and in the development of the theory of change. The design of the second phase of the Programme engaged stakeholders at both national and state levels to Identify priority issues, define theory of change and enhance local ownership and sustainability. These stakeholders Include Government MDAs, NGOs, Women Mediation Networks and donors. The engagement with stakeholders was consolidated during the Inception phase of the Programme, thus, enhancing local ownership. Moreover, UN Women CO Nigeria is also embarking on national and state-level stakeholder consultations to inform the development of its Strategic Note which is a guiding document for all programmes to be implemented between 2023 and 2027. The CO will extend the practice of ensuring full involvement of relevant stakeholders to the development and Implementation of the thematic programmes/projects going forward.