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  1. Training of trainers Workshop on Gender Planning & Budgeting in Makerere University Planning Units. “Identification and prioritization of Gender issues’’ By Edward Mark Othieno National Trainer, Gender and Equity Budgeting MOFPED

  2. Outlines of the Presentation • Purpose • Objectives • Key Messages • Gender Issue at Glance • Logical Steps in Identifying Gender Issues • Prioritization of Gender Issues • Conclusion

  3. Purpose of the Session • Empower college senior staff to effectively supervise the preparation of gender responsive plans and budget framework papers.

  4. Objectives of the Session By the end of the session, the college senior staff will be able to: • Conduct a situational analysis of existing gender issues within their respective colleges and Planning Units • Identify gaps in gender planning and budgeting • Prioritize gender issues and interventions

  5. Key Messages • Identification of right gender issues • Clear understanding of gender issues • Thorough analysis of the gender issues • Gender Issues/gaps are established using data and information • Due to resource constraints the Gender issues and interventions must be prioritized

  6. Gender Issue at Glance This is a statistical or social measure/indicator of inequality between males and females arising from discrimination and /marginalization within society. This is the inequality of sexes in terms of: • Power relations • Access to resources • Participation • Control of resources • Roles • Responsibilities • Rights

  7. Logical Steps in Identification Of Gender Issues • Step 1: Review and analyze existing data/ information to identify gender issues (gaps) • Step 2: List the gender issues and state their possible causes respectively • Step 3: Describe the consequences of the identified issues for the sector and institutional outcomes • Step 4: Suggest possible solutions/ interventions to the identified problems and determine who is responsible for implementing the solutions/interventions

  8. Prioritization of Gender Issues Step 1: Prioritizing gender issues Criteria • Effect of the issue in achieving University/ college objectives (consequences) • Importance of the issue in terms of persons affected • Political implications of not addressing the gender issue • Existence of interventions to the issue

  9. Con’tn Step 2: Prioritization of causes Criteria • Effect of the cause on gender issue (Importance) • Severity of the cause • Institutional mandate • Immediate results • Linkages (causes-sequencing)

  10. Con’t Prioritizing solutions/ interventions Criteria • Desirability • The effect of the solution in achieving University/ college objectives • Persons to benefit • Political implications • Existence of interventions/ solutions • Time frame • Mandate

  11. C0n’t prioritization of solutions • Technical feasibility • Cost of implementation • Availability of resources • Acceptability of the proposed interventions

  12. Examples Gender Issues at (2009) • Male dominance(68%) in the academic staff with female representation of (32%) • Leadership is predominantly by male (7) with only one female in management • Low academic growth among female lecturers. Two female lecturers at senior level while male were six (10) at senior level and above • Low female student enrolment at graduate levels (28%) and male (72%) • Sexual harassment ( Existence of active sexual harassment committee) • Student leadership is predominantly by male with female deputizing • Lecturers bias against female students

  13. cAUSES • More male students at graduate level • Limited awareness on gender • Reproductive roles of female and care activities • Lack of support by their spouses • Limited awareness on policy and regulation on sexual harassment • Teaching programmes are less engendered • Indecent dressing

  14. Possible Solutions • Gender awareness creation • Engendering teaching programmes • Day care facilities • Recruitment policy to target female lecturers • Dissemination of policy and regulation on sexual harassment • Confidence building programmes for female students • Scholar ships for female students at graduate level

  15. Conclusion Effective gender planning and budgeting requires • Clear understanding of gender issues • Use of data and information • Due to resource constraints the Gender issues and interventions must be prioritized • Appropriate solutions and processes are adopted

  16. Thank you for listening to me END