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Overview

The Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO), International Labour Organisation (ILO), Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS), United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA), United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), United Nations Development Fund for Women (UNIFEM), World Food Programme (WFP), World Health Organisation (WHO) have established a Joint Programme in Uganda entitled "Gender Equality,” using a pass-through funding modality. The Joint Programme is designed to accelerate progress towards gender parity and women’s empowerment through:

  • Capacity building of government and civil society to deliver national and international commitments on gender equality and women's empowerment;
  • Coordination for gender mainstreaming and women's empowerment in government and civil society;
  • Community awareness and citizen's empowerment to achieve rights;
  • Capacity of social service sectors to deliver quality services for the achievement of gender-related social services; and
  • Improvement of the evidence-base for gender equality planning and budgeting.

The Gender Equality Joint Programme encompasses:

  • The region of Northern Uganda including Karamoja, because of the human development disparities between this region and other parts of the country;
  • A duration of six years, from 01 November 2009 to 31 December 2014;
  • Partnerships with the Ministry of Gender, Labour and Social Development, non-governmental organisations, civil society organisations, including women's organisations.

The Gender Equality Joint Programme is administered by the Multi-Partner Trust Fund Office (MPTF Office) of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in accordance with its financial regulations and rules.   

 

Assistance Strategy

The Gender Equality Joint Programme is a specific gender equality and women's empowerment programme, designed to accelerate progress towards gender parity and women’s empowerment through support for capacity building, mainstreaming, community awareness, and improvement in the quality of gender-related social services, planning and budgeting.

The six main outcomes of the Gender Equality Joint Programme are:

Central and local government in selected districts have strategies, systems and staff capabilities strengthened to increase women's access to sustainable livelihoods and gainful employment.

 

  • Outcome 2: Effective policies and strategies adopted to reduce gender-based violence and increase women's access to justice.
  • Outcome 3: Policies, systems and strategies developed for citizens' active participation in politics, decision-making and accountability processes regarding gender equality, including Parliament, political parties, local government, and community organizations.
  • Outcome 4: Strategies, plans and capacities to reduce priority gender gaps in selected Millennium Development Goal-related programmes developed by relevant government institutions and civil society organisations.
  • Outcome 5: Systems, plans, budgets and human resources are in place to effectively coordinate, implement and monitor gender and macro economic policies; and
  • Outcome 6: Strategic, comprehensive, coherent and effective support to gender-responsive programming delivered.

 

The commitment of the Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO), International Labour Organisation (ILO), Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS), United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA), United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), United Nations Development Fund for Women (UNIFEM), World Food Programme (WFP), World Health Organisation (WHO) to the Gender Equality Joint Programme is reflected in the United Nations Development Assistance Framework (UNDAF), which legally protects and promotes human rights, gender equality and social inclusion. The Gender Equality Joint Programme contributes towards the achievement of Millennium Development Goal 3, specifically regarding gender equality and women's empowerment, reduction of maternal and child mortality, and HIV/AIDS.

 

Governance

The Gender Equality Joint Programme in Uganda is implemented jointly by the Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO), International Labour Organisation (ILO), Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS), United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA), United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), United Nations Development Fund for Women (UNIFEM), World Food Programme (WFP), World Health Organisation (WHO) using a pass-through funding modality. The programmatic and financial accountability rests with the Participating UN Organisations, which manage their respective components of the Joint Programme.

The UN Gender Team

The planning, implementation and reporting of the Gender Equality Joint Programming is done by the UN Gender Team. Each Participating UN Organisations are members of the UN Gender Team. The programmatic and financial accountability rests with the Participating UN Organisations, which manage their respective components of the Joint Programme. The UN Gender Team meets once a quarter. Furthermore, the UN Gender Team meets twice a year with a Reference Group to validate the operational programme. The Reference group comprises: the Ministry of Gender, Labour and Social Development, key government sectors, donor(s) and representatives of civil society organisations.

Administrative Agent

The Multi-Partner Trust Fund Office (MPTF Office) of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) serves as the Administrative Agent (AA) of the Gender Equality Joint Programme. The AA is responsible for concluding Standard Administrative Arrangements (SAAs) with donor(s) and Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Participating UN Organisations.

 

Decision Making

The UN Gender Team discusses and approves work plans and budgets as well as any substantive or financial issues pertaining to implementation of the Gender Equality Joint Programme. The members assume responsibility for performing joint monitoring of Gender Equality Joint Programme activities. Decisions are made by consensus. Members provide regular feedback on its implementation and propose any necessary corrective actions to resolve problems, ensure accountability, and make recommendations.

The Administrative Agent [Multi-Partner Trust Fund Office (MDTF Office) of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)] for the Gender Equality 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 donor(s).

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Key Figures
Funding Status
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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Funds with Administrative Agent
Deposits 19,834,526  
Interest and Investment Income (from Fund) + 22,566  
Interest (from Participating Organizations) + 22,007  
Total source of funds   19,879,100
Transferred to Participating Organizations 19,713,125  
Refunds from Participating Organizations - 100,113  
Administrative Agent Fee + 198,345  
Direct Cost + 0  
Bank Charges + 108  
Total use of funds   - 19,811,465
Balance with Administrative Agent   67,635
As a percentage of deposits   0.3%
Funds with Participating Organizations
Transferred to Participating Organizations 19,713,125  
Total resources   19,713,125
Participating Organizations' Expenditure 19,326,026  
Refunds from Participating Organizations + 100,113  
Total expenses   - 19,426,139
Balance with Participating Organizations   286,986
As a percentage of transfers   1.5%
Total Balance of Funds   354,621
As a percentage of deposits   1.8%
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Contacts

For Policy and Programme Issues

 

For Administrative Agent Issues in Uganda

 

For Administrative Agent Issues in New York

Multi-Partner Trust Fund Office, Bureau of Management, United Nations Development Programme; Fax: +1 212 906 6990

  • Ms Eva Sáenz de Jubera, Fund Portfolio Manager, Telephone: +1 212 906 6594; E-mail: eva.saenz@undp.org
  • Mr Sean Chen, Portfolio Associate, Telephone: +1 212 906 6061; E-mail: sean.chen@undp.org
  • Ms. Louise Moretta, Chief of Finance, Telephone: +1 212 906 5667 +1 212 906 5667, E-mail:louise.moretta@undp.org
  • Ms Maya Sadhwani, Operations Associate, Telephone: +1 212-906-5579+1 212-906-5579, E-mail: maya.sadhwani@undp.org
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