Wednesday 7th April 2021
The COVID-19 pandemic has had a disproportionate negative impact on women and girls, exacerbating social and economic inequalities and derailing hard-won gains. Scaling and coordinating gender equality funding is critical for addressing the growing gap and for achieving broader global development goals.
To ensure funding is best targeted to both meet identified gender priorities and to make societies more equal we need a clear picture of gender financing – which projects are being funded, by whom, with what aims and with what results.
The Gender Financing Project has mapped national and international funding for gender equality in Kenya. Our research examines how such information could be made more transparent and useful and offers some recommendations for improved co-ordination and allocation of gender equality funding in Kenya
Catch up on our webinar to learn how the Kenyan government and international donors are funding gender equality in Kenya and where key stakeholders can work together to improve the transparency of this funding. Following a brief presentation of the research findings, a panel including representatives from government, donor, and civil society organizations discussed the issues they raise, the role of transparency, data and engagement, and actions to improve gender equality funding in Kenya.
- Easter Okech, Executive Director and Programs Coordinator of Kenya Female Advisory Organization (KEFEADO)
- Paul Kuria, Director of Programs and Research at Kenya’s National Gender and Equality Commission (NGEC)
- Betty Mugo, Gender and Inclusivity Specialist at the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID)
Moderator: Nora O’Connell, Strategic Advisor for Global Policy, Advocacy, and Campaigning, Save the Children International
You can watch the webinar below. Please click on the ‘subtitles/closed captions’ button on the video if you would like to enable English closed captions.