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JP Gender Equality Georgia (EGEG) - Reports
JP Gender Equality Georgia (EGEG) - Key Documents
The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), UN Women and the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) have established a Joint Programme using a pass-through modality, entitled “Enhance Gender Equality in Georgia”.
This Joint Programme aims to promote gender equality and women’s empowerment through strengthening capacities in the government, civil society and communities.
The Joint Programme consists of three main outcomes:
The Joint Programme encompasses:
The Joint Programme directly support further realization of the women’s rights and gender equality commitments undertaken by Georgia at international as well as national levels and upscale results achieved by the country with the support of the international community, including UN agencies, in the area of gender equality and women’s empowerment through innovative initiatives. Furthermore, it contributes and responds to United Nations Development Assistance Framework (UNDAF’s) stated goals on enhanced protection and promotion of human rights, access to justice and gender equality and of improved access to quality health, education, legal aid, justice and other essential social services. This programme is directly linked to national priorities it closely follows and derives from the aims, objectives and priorities of the draft National Action Plan on Gender Equality (2011-2013).
The programme adopts an integrated approach by simultaneously targeting three interrelated levels:
The Support for Enhance Gender Equality in Georgia Joint Programme is implemented jointly by The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), UN Women and the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) using a pass-through modality. The programmatic and financial accountability rests with the Participating UN Organisations, which manage their respective components of the Joint Programme.
The Programme Steering Committee is established to ensure full national ownership, as well as smooth and successful implementation of the Joint Programme. The Steering Committee, co-chaired by the UN Resident Coordinator and the Chair of the Parliamentary Council for Gender Equality, consists of the representatives of senior personnel of all signatories to the Joint Programme document with similar level of decision-making authority, including representatives of the Participating UN Organizations and national coordinating authorities. The Donor will be invited to join the Steering Committee with an observer’s status.
The Multi-Partner Trust Fund Office (MPTF Office) of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) serves as the Administrative Agent (AA) of the Joint Programme. The AA is responsible for concluding Standard Administrative Arrangements (SAAs) with donors and Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Participating UN Organisations.
The Steering Committee provides strategic guidance for a coherent and coordinated programme implementation, approve programme annual work plans and fund allocation, as appropriate, review progress against set targets, review and approve the periodic progress reports.
The Administrative Agent (Multi-Partner Trust Fund Office (MPTF Office) of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)) for the Joint Programme is responsible for the receipt, administration, and management of contributions from donors; disbursement of funds to the Participating UN Organisations; and consolidation of financial reports produced by each of the Participating UN Organisations and Participating Non-UN Organisations, and provision of these reports to the Steering Committee for onward submission to the donors.
Participating Organizations are required to submit final year-end expenditures by April 30 in the following year; Interim expenditure figures are submitted on a voluntary basis and therefore current year figures are not final until the year-end expenditures have been submitted.
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