Programme of the Gender Responsive Budgeting

The Gender Responsive Budgeting  symposium targeting Public Administration, CSOs, Politicians, Researchers and General publics.

Dates: 25th to 26th June 2015.

Venue: Shalom House, St. Daniel Comboni Road, Off Ngong Road behind St. Vincent Paloti Catholic Church.

The themes to be addressed among other issues include

  1. Does gender mainstreaming capacity building impact gender responsiveness in organizations?
  2. Current gender policies with special respect to budget provisions
  3. Public budgeting processes and budgets with respect to encouraging women participation and addressing issues of concern to them
  4. Discussing approaches to social accountability and public expenditure tracking in the counties
  5. Government’s (national and counties) role in ensuring gender responsive budgeting, reducing gender inequalities and promoting women’s rights
  6. Networking among GRB actors

The timetable

Day 1

8.30 Session 1: Preliminaries

8.30-9.00 Registration

9.00-9.10 Prayers

9.10-9.30 Introduction

9.30 -10.30 Introductory speeches and introduction of the Gender responsive budgeting concept

10.30-11.00 Break

11.00-12.00 Session 2: Does gender mainstreaming capacity building impact gender responsiveness in organizations?

  • What is Gender Mainstreaming
  • Does capacity building promote positive impacts for gender mainstreaming?: A case study of Kenya Peace Network (KPN)
  • How is gender mainstreaming constructed in Kenya?
  • Identifying and addressing obstacles against gender mainstreaming

12.00-13.00 Session 3; Analyzing current gender policies with special respect to GRB

  • Brief introduction to Policy Analysis
  • A brief overview of gender related policies
    • Policy guidelines and Acts of parliament review
    • Policy Gaps and implementation gaps (ideal vs reality dynamics)
  • Highlighting advocacy issues

13.00-14.00 Lunch

14.00-15.00 Session 3: Analysis of the public budgeting processes and budgets with respect to gender I

  • Introduction to the Public Budgeting Process
  • A birds overview of the county budgets and gender specific provisions
  • Encouraging women participation to raise issues of concern to them

15.00-16.00 Session 4: Analysis of the public budgeting processes and budgets with respect to gender I

  • Review of how community sectors that are incorporated to the budget process (CSOs, Industries, Families, Education and Health)
  •  Experience of GRB, Best practices in counties and sub-counties

Day 2:

Session 5: Preliminaries

8.30-9.00 Prayers

8.00-9.30 Recap and matters arising from day 1

9.30-10.30 Public Finance

  • Brief overview of Public finance
    • Tax
    • Fees and levies
    • Borrowing,
    • Grants and Aid
  • Introduction of Public expenditure review

10.30 to 11.00 Tea Break

11.00-13.00 Session 6: Social accountability tools to promote Transparency and accountability

    • —Participatory budgeting
    • —Independent budget analysis
    • —Expenditure tracking (PETS)
    • —Participatory monitory performance
    • Discussing approaches to social accountability and public expenditure tracking in the counties

13.00-14.00 Lunch

14.00-15.00 Government’s (national and counties) role in ensuring gender responsive budgeting,

  • —Efforts to reducing gender inequalities
  • Engendering macroeconomic policy particularly fiscal policy
  • Financing gender related policy commitments
  • Enhancing participation of women in public interest processes
  • Issues for advocacy

15.00-15.30 Formulating Agenda for Networking among GRB actors

Participation fee is Kshs 5,000

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