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1 World Meteorological Organization Working together in weather, climate and water WMO OMM WMO Gender Mainstreaming Report Dr Linda Makuleni EC Advisory Panel of Experts on Gender Mainstreaming 9 June 2010 Doc 8.3

2 WMO OMM BRIEF SUMMARY  WMO Gender Policy was adopted by the 15 th WMO Congress in 2007  In 2009, South African Weather Service (SAWS) in agreement with the WMO Secretariat seconded a Gender expert to facilitate and assist in implementation of the policy  The Gender Mainstreaming Framework was drafted and presented at the EC Advisory Panel of Experts on Gender Mainstreaming meeting  Review on implementation of gender mainstreaming policy by the WMO Secretariat conducted  EC Advisory Panel of Experts on Gender Mainstreaming held it first meeting February 2010

3 WMO OMM  Review the WMO Gender Policy  Report on the WMO Secretariat Gender Mainstreaming implementation review  Present the Gender Mainstreaming Framework and implementation tools  Align the gender mainstreaming implementation plans with the WMO Strategic plan  Prepare for reporting at the EC-LXII meeting PURPOSE OF THE MEETING

4 WMO OMM The meeting came out with five recommendations as follows:  Panel membership  Panel membership be increased from current 8 members  The additional members to take into consideration male gender representation  Membership to also have include RAs and TCs representation  and WMO Secretariat representation RECOMMENDATIONS OF THE MEETING

5 WMO OMM  Coordination and Management of Gender Mainstreaming  Gender Expert position within the Secretariat be filled to facilitate implementation of the activities  In the interim: Members assist WMO Secretariat with resources to facilitate secondment of official(s) to continue with gender mainstreaming activities ( draft work plan and activities informed by the 1 st meeting held in Feb’ 2010)  WMO constituent bodies appoint gender focal points that will liaise with EC Panel of Experts through the Gender Expert ( to facilitate implementation and reporting) RECOMMENDATIONS OF THE MEETING

6 WMO OMM  Information Management and Communication  Gender page in the WMO website be made more visible and easily accessible from the main page  Gender mainstreaming be a standing agenda item in all WMO and constituent bodies meetings  The WMO strategic plan ( ) should include specific reference to gender mainstreaming generally and specifically in Expected Result 6 in particular for developing and least developed countries RECOMMENDATIONS OF THE MEETING

7 WMO OMM  WMO Gender Policy  The policy is still relevant to the objectives of the WMO  The policy be utilised to guide gender mainstreaming implementation by WMO constituent bodies RECOMMENDATIONS OF THE MEETING

8 WMO OMM  Monitoring and Evaluation  Gender component be included on the WMO Country Wide Database (to monitor participation and representation by gender)  PRs promoting implementation of and reporting on gender mainstreaming activities at NMHS in line with their national gender equity and equality policies  RAs and TCs report on Gender Mainstreaming activities Detailed report is available as follows: and referred to in the Gender Doc 8.3. RECOMMENDATIONS OF THE MEETING

9 WMO OMM Thank you


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