UN Women Tanzania waendesha warsha juu ya umuhimu wa takwimu katika usawa wa kijinsia

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 Shirika UN Women Tanzania limekutana na wadau mbalimbali nchini katika Warsha ya siku tatu juu ya umuhimu wa  uwepo wa takwimu  katika utekelezaji wa lengo la 5 kwenye usawa wa kijinsia.

Warsha hiyo iliyoanza leo Mei 10.2017, imefunguliwa rasmi na Mratibu Mkazi wa Mashirika ya Umoja wa Mataifa (UN) na Mwakilishi wa Shirika la Maendeleo (UNDP), Alvaro Rodriguez ambapo amepongeza wadau hao kwani kukutana kwao kunatoa takwimu sahihi za maendeleo katika malengo ya usawa wa kijinsia.

Alvaro amesemakuwa, UN Tanzania itaendelea kushirikiana na Serikali pamoja na wadau mbalimbali katika kufikia malengo ya Maendeleo endelevu (SDGs) nchini ambayo yapo 17 katika mpango wa Mashirika hayo ya Kimataifa.

“Umoja wa Mataifa una furaha kuungana na kushirikiana na Serikali pamoja na wadau mbalimbali katika kufanikisha jitihada hizi wa kuhakikisha umuhimu wa takwimu.” Amesema Alvaro wakati wa ufunguzi huo.

Ameongeza kuwa, anaamini mwisho wa Warsha hiyo italeta matokeo chanya katika mipango hiyo ya Malengo ya Maendeleo Endelevu ambapo katika kufikia malengo mahususi, wakihakikisha usawa wa kijinsia unafikiwa hasa kwa Wanawake na Wasichana wadogo..

Warsha iliyoanza leo ni ya siku tatu, inashirikisha wadau mbalimbali ikiwemo Wawakilishi kutoka Zanzibar, Tanzania Bara, huku wadau wengine wakiwemo wawezeshaji wa mada wakitoka nje ya Tanzania.

Davis Edieno  anayeshughulika na masuala ya takwimu nchini Kenya, akielezeajambo katika Warsha hiyo

Mhaza Gharib Juma  kutoka MLEEYWC, Zanzibar akichangia mada katika warsha hiyo 

Davis Edieno  anayeshughulika na masuala ya takwimu nchini Kenya, akielezeajambo katika Warsha hiyo

Mkurugenzi mkuu wa Ofisi ya Taifa ya Takwimu Dr.Albina Chuwa akizungumza katika mkutano huo

Mratibu Mkazi wa Mashirika ya Umoja wa Mataifa (UN) na Mwakilishi wa Shirika la Maendeleo (UNDP), Alvaro Rodriguez akisoma hotuba wakati wa ufunguzi wa Warsha hiyo ya takwimu katika usawa wa Kijinsia ambayo ni ya 5 katika SDGs

Meza kuu ikifuatilia mkutano huo

Mratibu Mkazi wa Mashirika ya Umoja wa Mataifa (UN) na Mwakilishi wa Shirika la Maendeleo (UNDP), Alvaro Rodriguez akibadilishana mawazo na Mkurugenzi mkuu wa Ofisi ya Taifa ya Takwimu Dr. Albina Chuwa mara baaa ya kufungua Warsha hiyo.

Mkurugenzi mkuu wa Ofisi ya Taifa ya Takwimu Dr. Albina Chuwa akibadilishana mawazo na Davis Edieno  anayeshughulika na masuala ya takwimu nchini Kenya, wakati wa warsha hiyo

Mratibu Mkazi wa Mashirika ya Umoja wa Mataifa (UN) na Mwakilishi wa Shirika la Maendeleo (UNDP), Alvaro Rodriguez akibadilishana mawazo na Msimamizi wa UN Women Tanzania, Bi. Hodan Addou wa Warsha hiyo ya takwimu katika usawa wa Kijinsia ambayo ni ya 5 katika SDGs

Msimamizi wa UN Women Tanzania, Bi. Hodan Addou akizungumza na waandishi wa Habari wakati wa Warsha hiyo ya takwimu katika usawa wa Kijinsia ambayo ni ya 5 katika SDGs

Mtaalamu wa takwimu kutoka nchini Kenya, Davis Edieno akizungumza na waandishi wa habari wakati wa warsha hiyo

Mhaza Gharib Juma  kutoka Zanzibar akizungumza na wanahabri (Hawapo pichani) wakati wa mkutano huo

1.0          BACKGROUND

The year 2015 marked a defining moment for the global development with the adoption of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) – 2030 Agenda by Member States of the United Nations that succeeded and expanded on the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) 2000-2015.

The prioritization of gender equality and women’s rights is reflected in a cross-cutting manner throughout the 2030 Agenda, including the Declaration; goals, targets and indicators, means of implementation, global partnerships, and follow-up and review.

From a gender perspective, the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and 169 Targets address development in its three dimensions of economic, social and environmental, and therefore represent a significant step forward from the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs).

In addition, to the targets in Goal 5 “Achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls”, the targets in the other goals cover a comprehensive set of issues, including the gender dimensions of poverty, hunger, health, education, water, sanitation, employment, safe cities, peace and security- a clear affirmation that gender equality and the empowerment of women and girls is essential to achieve progress across all the goals and targets.

The Inter-agency expert group on SDGs created under the auspices of the United Nations Statistical Commission identified a robust set of 230 unique indicators to monitor progress in achieving the SDGs. Overall a quarter of these explicitly or implicitly address gender equality.

The United Nations Secretary-General’s Independent Expert and Advisory Group on Data Revolution for Sustainable Development, in a report entitled “A World That Counts” recommended leadership for coordination and mobilization of sustainable development data including organization of fora for SDGs data users and producers at all levels.

UN Women’s global Flagship Programme Initiative: Making Every Woman and Girl Count (Gender Statistics FPI) aims to increase availability, accessibility and use of quality data and statistics on key aspects of gender equality and women’s empowerment.

The programme, which was officially launched in 2016 with the explicit support from Heads of State, representatives from national governments, philanthropic organizations and civil society, provides tools, resources and guidance to data producers and development actors to make their commitment for better gender statistics and policies.

At the national level, the Five-Year Development Plan (FYDP II 2016-2020) for Mainland and MKUZA III (2016-2020) in Zanzibar have adopted key GEWE indicators in line with national priorities. A focus on Women’s Economic Empowerment (WEE) has been prioritized in the FYDP II in line with national focus on nurturing industrialization.

In Zanzibar, MKUZA III integrated gender mainstreaming in key result areas including a standalone outcome on addressing Violence Against Women and Children.

Initiatives and innovative partnerships have been established for enhanced sex disaggregated data collection and analysis for monitoring progress towards the achievement of SDGs at sector and local government level including:

  • UN Women background documents on “Proposed GEWE Indicators for the Monitoring and Evaluation frameworks of FYDP II and MKUZA III (2016) “;”SDGs GEWE Indicators Framework (2016); the Gender analysis of the Integrated Labour Force Survey (2014); and the finalization of the “Tanzania Country Gender Profile (TCGP 2016);
  • The integration of a Time Use Study Module in the Household Budget Survey (HBS) 2016 in partnership with the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS);
  • One UN technical support and partnership with the Zanzibar Planning Commission (ZPC) and Office of the Chief Government Statistician (OCGS) on the development of Zanzibar SDGs localization baseline data that documents key data sets and gaps.

The National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) convened two national workshops in 2015 and developed SDGs data roadmap in 2016  with key recommendations  that reiterated the imperative of multi stakeholder engagement and collaboration to ensure ‘no one is left behind’ in the SDGs monitoring initiatives.

An interim joint steering committee chaired by NBS was formed to support the implementation of the recommendations and follow up activities of the SDGs data road map. These include: SDG data gap assessment and training of data experts with support of dLab and PARIS21 that took place in December 2016. The first findings from this activity focused on Human Development theme of FYDP II.

Specifically, on SDG 5 data, DataShift (an initiative of CIVICUS World Alliance) is pursuing multi-stakeholder, data-driven approaches to monitoring progress on SDG 5 and related gender targets and indicators in other SDGs at national and subnational levels in Tanzania and Kenya. Through thematic fora, they have facilitated stakeholder awareness raising on SDG 5, in the process towards gaining better understanding of the gender landscape, key players and their priorities.

UN Women recognizes the strategic importance of strengthening multi stakeholder partnerships in SDGs localization as well as the prioritization of GEWE indicators to monitor the SDG implementation processes.

Choosing the appropriate indicators and thorough and effective monitoring of progress on gender equality across all SDGs goals as well as adopting a Gender Mainstreaming approach in ongoing SDGs localization processes is important to ensure that women and men, girls and boys are benefiting from implementation efforts towards the achievement of SDGs and that their needs and priorities are integrated in policies and programs focusing on sustainable development.

Given this background, UN Women has partnered with National Bureau of Statistics (NBS), GMWG-MP, Ministry of Health, Community Development, Gender, the Elderly and Children, (MoHCDGE&C) and CIVICUS World Alliance for Citizen Participation to organize the ‘National SDGs and Gender Statistics workshop – Data Revolution for Gender Responsive SDGs Localisation, follow up and review,’ and a High Level Forum to strengthen national capacity for gender statistics and data for SDGs localization.

2.0          OBJECTIVES OF SDGs AND GENDER STATISTICS WORKSHOP

The workshop aims at achieving the following objectives:

  • Reinforce the attention to, and understanding of, the Sustainable Development Goal 5 in the context of Tanzania, including exploring the significance of gender targets and indicators in achieving all other SDGs.
  • Strengthen the understanding of the global SDGs indicator framework, ongoing initiatives on the regional (Africa) indicator framework, and data availability on SDGs indicators – with specific attention to GEWE indicators.
  • Present the National SDGs Roadmap and findings from ongoing SDGs mapping exercises, including alignment with FYDP II 2016-2020 Monitoring and Evaluation Framework with focus on tracking SDG 5 and GEWE targets.
  • Reflect on capacity needs of the National Statistical Systems including at Sector & LGA level to regularly collect and analyse sex disaggregated data and report on SDGs GEWE indicators.
  • Explore partnerships to facilitate multi stakeholder approaches to monitoring and reporting progress on SDG 5 including the value of drawing on multiple sources of data for a data-driven implementation, follow up and review.
  • Reflect on strategies for improved gender mainstreaming in the ongoing SDGs localisation processes including in SDGs mechanisms for coordination, monitoring and reporting.

3.0          EXPECTED OUTPUTS

The expected outputs are as follows:

  • Set of recommendations on addressing SDGs GEWE indicators data gaps in FYDP II and other macro and sector related processes and initiatives.
  • Capacity needs identified for National Statistical Systems – Sectors & LGAs for regular and periodic data collection, analysis and reporting on SDG 5 and other GEWE targets and indicators.
  • Proposed partnership initiatives on monitoring and reporting progress on SDG 5 and related gender targets and indicators in other SDGs at national and sub national levels.
  • Identification of strategies for strengthening gender mainstreaming in the ongoing SDGs localisation processes including coordination, monitoring and reporting.

4.0          DATE AND LOCATION

10th -12th May 2017 at Ledger Resort Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania.

5.0          TARGET GROUP

The forum will target key policy and planning actors from government MDAs, research and higher learning institutions, CSOs and the media.

6.0          METHODOLOGY

First day will focus on better understanding of SDG 5 targets and indicator framework including experiences from the region as well principles and standards for domestication.

The second day will focus on prioritising of the SDG targets and mapping on to the national development frameworks. This will include two interactive sessions and a breakout sessions to discuss. The following sessions will be undertaken:

  • Prioritising SDG 5, GEWE targets and indicators in all SDGs
  • SDGs Mapping and alignment with FYDP
  • Opportunities and challenges for strengthening SDG GEWE Indicators

The third day will focus on effective partnerships for implementation and coordination of the SDGs.  A summary of Key messages for policy makers and take away from the meeting will be presented.

Group picture today 10 May.2017.(Photo by BongoNews)

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