FEMNET’s Contribution and Engagement at the 2nd High Level Meeting on the Global Partnership for Effective Development Cooperation (HLM2) in Nairobi, Kenya (28th November – 1st December 2016

For More information related to FEMNET’s contribution contact; Catherine Nyambura, prog-associate@femnet.or.ke
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Women’s Forum
FEMNET Secretariat and Members moderating various sessions during the Forum
28th November7.30am- 6.30pmKICCPreparatory forum to build capacity of women’s rights organizations to effectively engage in HLM 2 and also provide space for development of collective advocacy strategy.
CSOs Forum
Dinah Musindarwezo, FEMNET will present key Outcomes from the Women’s Forum that will inform the CSOs Position
29th November8.00am- 6.00pmPride –Inn WestlandsOrganised and meaningful participation by CSOs is critical in ensuring the voices of the peoples and communities it represents or work with are heard.
This preparatory forum will be a convening of over 100 civil society delegates to discuss the positions, messages, and key demands of the CSOs to make development cooperation effective. The plenary and parallel sessions in this Forum will be an avenue where delegates can level off on what they will bring to negotiation table and during their interventions in the HLM2 sessions. Click to Download Programme
High Level Meeting
30th November- 1st DecemberThe two-day high-level meeting will offer a unique platform for heads of state, ministers, heads of major international organisations and leaders from civil society, the private sector, foundations, local government and parliaments to showcase successes and identify innovative approaches. The meeting will include seven plenary sessions, parallel discussions on bottlenecks, a series of side events, and market place stalls for showcasing successful innovation, implementation, and sharing knowledge. Click to Download Programme
UN Women Side Event: Closing the Gap; Financing for Gender Equality and Women’s Empowerment
FEMNET on the  panel
Dinah Musindarwezo- Executive Director
30th November2.30-3.30pmTaifaInvestment in gender equality continues to be low, in 2012-13 only 5% of foreign aid funds had gender equality as a principle objective (UN Women 2016). On the other hand gender Ministries are among the under resourced Ministries receiving on average 2% of the national budget. Although gender responsive budgeting is used extensively to implement gender equality policies and action plans, there are still huge funding gaps up to 90% of what is required to for gender responsive programmes that benefit women and girls, provide basic services such as access to clean and safe water, comprehensive sexual reproductive health rights and services, prevention and response to violence against women and girls, clean accessible energy  and frameworks relating to land ownership,  control inheritance and property rights.
FEMNET Side Event
Mutual Accountability for Women and Girls Human Rights in Africa: Rising beyond Rhetoric to Concrete Actions in Implementing the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)
1st December7.30am-8.30amKICC
Amphitheatre Room
Platform for key actors to reflect on practical implementation mechanisms and strategies for achieving the aspirations set out in the 2030 Agenda (SDGs), other regional and international commitments including the Maputo Protocol, Beijing Platform for Action, International Conference on Population and Development Programme (ICPD), Common African Position on the Post-2015 Development,  and the African Union Agenda 2063.
Gladiator Session
Valuing Women’s Economic Contribution
FEMNET on the Panel –  Memory Kachambwa- Head of  Programmes
1st December8.30am-9.15amKICCLively discussion of hot issues on Recognising and Valuing Women’s Contribution to Economic Development. The session will cover development aid landscape in supporting women’s rights and gender equality, unpaid care work, aspects of financing gender equality for the achievement of Agenda 2030 in particular Goal 5: Achieve gender equality and empowerment of all women and girls and SDG Goal 17: Strengthen the means of implementation and revitalize the Global Partnership for Sustainable Development; curbing illicit financial flows, resourcing for women’s rights, addressing the gender gap in rural development and assessing the role of private sector in financing gender equality beyond cooperate social responsibility.
PLENARY 5 SESSION: Women and Youth Economic Empowerment
FEMNET on the Panel – Dinah Musindarwezo Executive Director
1st December10.30am-12.00pmKICCThe overarching goal of this session is to deliberate on the accountability of development  stakeholders in relation to women’s rights, gender equality and the rights of  the youth in the context of development cooperation. The plenary is a clarion call for accelerated efforts by all partners to unleash the power of youth and women as dynamic contributors to society, to create synergies, share practices and catalyse all knowledge on promoting Economic Empowerment of Women and Youth.

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