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Workshop on Gender Mainstreaming in National Sustainable Development Planning

ECLAC Caribbean, in collaboration with ECLAC Division for Gender Affairs, convenes the Workshop on Gender Mainstreaming in National Sustainable Development Planning for technical experts and representatives attending the Caribbean preparatory meeting to the XIV session of the Regional Conference on Women in Latin America and the Caribbean.

Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago - 17 Jun 2019

Description

ECLAC Subregional headquarters for the Caribbean, in collaboration with the Division for Gender Affairs of ECLAC headquarters, is conducting a Study on Gender Mainstreaming in National Development Planning in the Caribbean and convening a Workshop on this topic. The Workshop will serve as a platform to address the importance of including a gender perspective in sustainable development planning in the subregion, especially in the context of the implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and the 17 Sustainable Development Goals. This initiative responds to the request made by Caribbean countries at the Fifty-Seventh meeting of the Presiding Officers of the Regional Conference on Women, held in July 2018, and will contribute to the follow-up on the implementation of the Montevideo Strategy for the Implementation of the Regional Gender Agenda within the Sustainable Development Framework by 2030 and the preparatory process for the upcoming XIV session of the Regional Conference on Women in the subregion.

This initiative is also part of a broader ECLAC project, funded by the German Agency for International Cooperation (GIZ), under its 2018-2020 programme on Planning, Statistics and Financing for the implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, with the expected results of strengthening the institutional capacities of Latin American and Caribbean countries in the areas of planning, statistics and financing, through an integrated perspective, for the implementation and follow-up of the Agenda 2030 for Sustainable Development.

Programme

Port of Spain, 17 June 2019

 

PROGRAMME

 

 

 

09:15 - 09:30                  Registration of participants

 

09:30 - 09:35                 Security briefing

 

09:35 - 10:00                  Opening of Workshop on Gender Mainstreaming in National Sustainable Development Planning in the Caribbean

                                         Chair: Alison Drayton, Director, UNFPA Regional Office for the Caribbean

  • Hon. Ayanna Webster-Roy, Minister of State in the Office of the Prime Minister, Trinidad and Tobago
  • Diane Quarless, Director, ECLAC Subregional headquarters for the Caribbean

 

10:00 - 10:45                 Gender mainstreaming in national sustainable development planning in the Caribbean

  • Dr. Gabrielle Hosein, Head, Institute for Gender and Development Studies, UWI St Augustine Campus
  • Discussion

 

10:45 - 11:15                 Group Photo and Coffee Break

 

11:15 - 13:00                 Tools, methodologies and strategic approaches for mainstreaming gender in national development planning

  • Diana Rodríguez, Associate Economic Affairs Officer, ECLAC Division for Gender Affairs
  • Laura González Garcés, Regional Evaluation Specialist, UN Women Regional Office for the Americas and the Caribbean
  • Country presentations:

- Elaine Henry-McQueen, Senior Programme Officer, Gender and Family Affairs, Grenada

-Sharon Coburn Robinson, Senior Director (Actg.)
Bureau of Gender Affairs, Jamaica

-Joanne Deoraj, Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Planning and Development, Trinidad and Tobago

  • Discussion

 

13:00 - 14:30                 Lunch Break

 

14:30 - 16:00                 Caribbean strategies for advancing the Regional Gender Agenda within the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and the 17 Sustainable Development Goals

  • Lydia Rosa Gény, Associate Social Affairs Officer, ECLAC Subregional headquarters for the Caribbean
  • Ann-Marie Williams, Deputy Programme Manager, Gender and Development, CARICOM Secretariat  
  • Discussion

 

16:00 - 16:30                  Conclusions

 

  • Abdullahi Abdulkadri, Coordinator, Statistics and Social Development Unit, ECLAC Subregional headquarters for the Caribbean