WINDHOEK, 01 NOV – A number of parliamentarians, permanent secretaries and chief regional officers received training through a gender responsive budgeting workshop held in the capital.
The two day workshop that started on Wednesday is hosted by the Ministry of Gender Equality and Child Welfare with the aim of capacitating the attendees in gender responsive budgeting.
Prime Minister (PM), Saara Kuugongelwa-Amadhila said at the event that the initiative will help enhance efforts in scaling up gender mainstreaming and addressing core gender disparity issues in the country by promoting standards, norms and accountability mechanisms on gender equality.
She explained that gender responsive budgeting involves formulating and executing the budget in a gender-responsive way that addresses different needs of women, men, boys and girls in a fair manner.
The workshop is further aimed at linking gender responsive policies and programmes with suitable budgetary funds to empower women and girls alongside men and boys, as well as monitoring and evaluating gender impact of expenditure and revenue policies.
Kuugongelwa-Amadhila further explained that it will equip the officials with requisite knowledge and tools to effectively conduct gender analysis into budget and planning processes.
“Gender analysis improves gender sensitive planning, auditing, monitoring and evaluation, gender impact assessment, accountability and transparency,” the PM said.