The role and relevance of gender in effectively realizing the objectives of the EU funded ACP MEAs 3 project is an important consideration while implementing the project activities by various partners in the project. Realizing the need for promoting a common understanding of addressing gender specific issues and roles to come up with an impactful deliver of the project, the present ‘Operational Note’ has been developed in consultation with gender experts both within UNEP and outside, including the project partners.
Launched on 8th March 2021 to commemorate the International Women’s Day, this Note is intended to provide guidance to project partners and their collaborators on using specific gender considerations within the objectives and provisions of the ACP MEAs 3 project.
The Note does not provide any prescriptive approaches to dealing with gender in the project implementation but merely provides an overview of issues to be considered. It is up to the implementing entities and individuals to use the elements in the Note and come up with workable solutions that will be captured in all reports of actions.
The brief is intended to provide an overview of issues specific to the ACP MEAs 3 project but builds of number of principles and objectives of gender mainstreaming strategies. It is strongly encouraged that all project partners of this project will appropriately use and mainstream the issues identified in the brief into project implementation plans, actions and follow up. The project partners are all encouraged to use the operational elements presented in the brief in their actions as appropriate.
Annual assessment of actions and impacts will be attempted, after which the Note will be updated on a yearly basis.