WORKING GROUP Transport Sector. Transport Policy on Gender Sensitivity Gender Constraints Inadequate capacity in gender mainstreaming Inadequate or unreliable.
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Transport Policy on Gender Sensitivity Gender Constraints Inadequate capacity in gender mainstreaming Inadequate or unreliable data on gender Appreciation of gender by the policy makers Gender Opportunities Many stakeholders advocating for gender reforms, voices and representation Development Partners (Donor) driven projects Sustainability Two Priority Policy Areas within the Transport Sector for Mainstreaming Gender Sensitization and capacity building Development of gender monitoring indicators Mechanisms that Are Required To Achieve the Expected Outcomes Training Using evidenced based analysis through best practices
Transport Project on Gender Sensitivity Gender Constraints Inadequate statistical data (GDD) Religious and cultural barriers Not mandatory or regulatory requirements Varying needs analysis for different gender groups – it’s not standard across the board Gender Opportunities Cross learning between nations, institutions, sectors etc Using existing data and literature Human capital (gender/social development specialist) Existing good will for gender norms reform across the world (dynamic society) Gender Responsiveness/Analysis Components in a Project Project management committee and other structures enhance equal or acceptable participation of both men and women Facilities that address the needs of both men & women or boys & girls Scheduling of project activities to address gender gaps & to suit into the needs of men & women ESMP – though the focus tend to focus more on environmental issues than gender issues
Convincing Arguments to the Cabinet on Transport Project Proposal Quantitative economic benefits (ROI) Vs Economic Costs Social benefits (gender inclusive) Vs Social costs (ills to society) Environmental benefits Vs Environmental costs Political benefits Vs political costs National Security issues Inter-sectoral benefits i.e. access to health units, access to education facilities, access to agricultural potential areas Connectivity to major commercial trading centers/zones or rural duelers Multilateral obligations or requirements i.e. MDGs
Major Common Factors between Policy and Project Related Gender Issues Constraint of inadequate or unreliable statistical data on gender (GDD) Opportunities for evidence based lessons across nations and sectors On-going global reforms and commitment on gender as one of the drivers for policy and project formulations