Sub-regional Workshop on

Gender Mainstreaming

Amman, Jordan,  5 - 7 February, 2007

Date and Venue

The Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia (UN-ESCWA), is organizing a sub-regional workshop on gender mainstreaming in Amman, Jordan during the period 5-7, February 2007 at ‎the Radisson SAS Hotel.‎

Background information

In accordance with the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action (BPFA), ESCWA Centre for Women is determined to pursue its efforts to assist ESCWA member states in gender mainstreaming their strategies, plans, and projects. In response to the requests of the different member states, the Centre plans to hold a sub-regional training workshop to assist in building the capacity of the staff of the national machineries for women of Iraq, Lebanon, Jordan, Palestine, and Syria.(5 staff from each country).

The three days sub-regional workshop will focus on how to mainstream the work of the different line ministries, while concentrating on the basic concepts of gender and gender analysis. The training will also refer to application of international methods in strategic planning.

Objectives of the workshop

The objective of the workshop is to enhance the knowledge and skills of the staff of the national machineries for women to better address gender imbalances and mainstream a gender perspective through:

  • Enhanced understanding of the basic concepts of gender and gender analysis.
     
  • Increased knowledge of the current challenges facing the national machineries for women regarding mainstreaming a gender perspective in the different line ministries.
     
  • Better analytical skills to mainstream a gender perspective in certain sectors with a special focus on success stories in certain countries
     
  • Improved understanding of the elements of strategic planning needed in every national machinery in order to function efficiently and effectively

The workshop will also establish the foundation for a regional forum for the exchange of good practices on gender mainstreaming, and the sharing of views on and experiences in overcoming the challenges regarding mainstreaming a gender perspective in certain sectors and in the different strategies, plans and projects of member states.

The Training will be provided by two gender experts: Dr Taghrid Khoury and Dr Islah Jad.

Participants

The workshop will be attended by staff from the national machineries for women as well as other line ministries in Palestine, Jordan, Syria, Lebanon and Iraq

Expected Output

A final report and evaluation of the workshop will be delivered after the completion of the event, as well as a check list on how to mainstream a gender perspective in national policies.

Working languages

The workshop will be conducted in Arabic.‎

Accommodation

Arrangements have been made with the Radisson SAS Hotel. ‎

All participants are expected to stay at the designated hotel. All other ‎entitlements in accordance with UN rules and regulations will be provided upon ‎arrival to Amman.‎

Al-Hussein Bin Ali Street,‎
‎11118 Amman, Jordan
Telephone: +962 6 5607100‎
Fax: +962 6 5665160‎

For additional information, please visit the hotelís website at: ‎www.radisson.com/ammanjo

Travel Arrangements

Each participant arriving from Iraq is kindly requested to purchase a round-trip economy class ‎ticket within an established ceiling cost not exceeding USD 622. ‎

ESCWA will reimburse each participant for the cost of the ticket contingent ‎upon submission of the following documents:‎

‎1-‎ ORIGINAL invoice/receipt IN THE NAME OF THE PARTICIPANT;‎
‎2-‎ Boarding pass;‎
‎3-‎ Copy of the ticket.‎

  • ‎Each participant coming from Iraq is kindly requested to confirm his/her arrival to Amman on ‎‎Sunday 4 th of February and departure from Amman on Thursday 8 February.
     
  • Participants arriving from Syria are expected to book their own land bus/Taxi Damascus- Amman-Damascus transportation, arriving to Amman on Sunday 04-02-2007 and departing on Wednesday 07-02-2007.Kindly note that they have to provide ESCWA with a receipt with their names from the taxi/shuttle.
     
  • Participants arriving from the West Bank are expected to book their own bus/Taxi West bank-Amman-West bank, arriving to Amman on Sunday 04-02-2007 and departing on Thursday 08-02-2007.Kindly note that they have to provide ESCWA with a receipt with their names from the taxi/shuttle.
     
  • Participants arriving from Lebanon will pick up their tickets from Gefinor, Hamra, MEA offices on Saturday 03-02-2007 in Beirut.It is a two way, economy class ticket ,Beirut-Amman-Beirut, arriving to Amman on Sunday 04-02-2007 and departure to Beirut on Wednesday 07-02-2007.
     
  • ESCWA will provide all participants with a daily subsistence allowance for the duration of the workshop only (5-7 February 2007) and in accordance with UN rules and regulations.

 
Contact persons

For additional information please contact:‎

Ms. Suheir Azzouni
Chief, Centre for Women
UN-ESCWA
Tel. +961 1 978402‎
Fax: +961 1 981501‎
Email: azzouni@un.org


Ms. Rania Al Jazairi
Project Coordinator
UN-ESCWA
Tel. +961 1 978434‎
Fax: +961 1 981501‎
Email: al-jazairi@un.org
 

 

 

 

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