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Political Empowerment of Women (in Local Government)

Output /Activity Year 1 Year 2 Year 3 Year 4
Outcome-1 (Cap building)        
EWR capacity, confidence built and understanding of the values /practices of representational politics actualized
Develop and provide training on democracy & representation, emphasizing skills such as communication, negotiation, assertiveness , (social) leadership (UP) 45
Develop and provide training on democracy & representation, emphasizing skills such as communication, negotiation, assertiveness , (social) leadership (Upz) 10
Develop and provide training on democracy & representation, emphasizing skills such as communication, negotiation, assertiveness , (social) leadership (MPs) 1
Develop and provide training on public entitlements (theme-wise starting with I. Primary education, ii. Health water and sanitation, iii. Police and justice, iv. Agriculture ( also v. disaster preparedness /response ( in vulnerable areas) and vi. pilot microfinance and banking) 15
Provide on the job coaching/mentoring and accompaniment to support existing training, including encouraging EWR to ensure women's active participation in existing state:civic space such as open budgets, ward assemblies, scrutinizing welfare provision, scrutinizing local services as well as developing ICT skills, competences such as preparation for meetings, tracking progress etc 185 visits
Facilitate peer to peer (horizontal and vertical) learning and mentoring 10 visits 10 visits
Provide user friendly support materials e.g. pocket books, video, self learning tools 185 sets
Facilitate exposure visits 1
Assist EWR in tracking their own progress (e.g. diaries) and EWR Networks to regularly reflect on progress 2000 diaries 2000 diaries 2000 diaries 2000 diaries
Potential future EWR(PEWR) identified and nurtured
Include PEWR in activities above where possible
Develop campaign pack to assist EWR and PEWR to mount election campaigns
Electorate and institutional colleagues opinions on EWR contribution to good governance positively influenced
Encourage pro active and regular engagement by EWR with their constituents (listening and responding) through ward assemblies & other (innovative) means1` 1665 1665 1665
Encourage regular linkages between EWR and local service providers ( relationship building) 60 60 60
Promote democratic values, social achievements of EWR (building public opinion on advantages of social leadership & accountability to electorate) ( e.g. media, Democracy Fairs)

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Encourage co-operative activities with EMR e.g. joint ward assemblies, joint planning. Identify good practice and publicize.
EWR engagement with service providers (monitoring and raising voice) for better service provision
Encourage active participation of EWR in UMMC, thematic Standing Committees (Programme prioritised themes) or similar platforms 185 185 185
Encourage regular linkages between EWR and local service providers (relationship building) 1480 1480 1480
Encourage EWR to monitor the realisation of key demands made by their constituents of service providers and feedback to their constituents on progress
EWR networking enhanced
Facilitate vertical and horizontal networks of EWR, helping them to develop & implement annual plans and track progress, raise voice and provide mutual support 10 10 10
Facilitate linkage of WMP with grassroots electorate through EWR networks and NGOs 10 10 10
Encourage active participation in APPG and engagement with citizens through the APPG
Encourage linkages with other networks e.g. MAB, BUFP
Support EWR networks to organize conferences, issue raising workshops, other events 10 10 10
Encourage EWR networks linkage with media e.g. through MMC& others to highlight issues, progress in social leadership, 'out' poor practice
Share experience in resource mobilization and low cost approaches for good representational practice
2. Outcome 2 ( LG Advocacy)
Gender issues in LG reform influenced
Undertake surveillance of proposed amendments in LG reform 2 2 2
Undertake research ( identified by EWR networking) on constraints to active political participation of women 1 1 1
Assist EWR Networks to prepare and present position papers with strategic partners to LGD, parliament etc
Encourage EWR to claim invited spaces ( e.g. law review committees, consultations etc)
LG issues (especially related to constraints for EWR inclusion/ participation ) and debate raised in public domain to gather wider support for change in legislative framework
Link with local and national media to highlight issues 1 1 1
Promote debate and encourage airing of multiple perspectives (media, workshops, internet) on LG issues 1 1 1
Outcome 3 (Support Services)
KCE Hub is functioning, recognized and used by EWR
Provide fast response to information and advice requests from EWR through national Helpline
Promote representational rather than patronage driven politics through media
Preparation of press releases, press packs
Arrange workshops, conferences on women in government- sharing within and across programmes of LG 2 2 2
Maintain drop-in facility and Information Desk for data on Local Government
Support EWR Networks and WMP to develop position papers, parliamentary questions on issues emerging from the grassroots (related to local service provision, allocations etc) 1 1 1
Conduct research based on EWR determined priorities (evidence basis for advocacy)
Publish and promote research studies 1 1 1
Imp-NGOs and networks of activist volunteers (NAV) have adequate reach, competence , capacity and legitimacy to continue advancing political empowerment after the end of the project
Identify geographic distribution and appropriate mix of Imp-NGOs/NAV for all working areas to enable continuation (and expansion)
Support team building 1 1 1 1
Provide refresher training/workshops on catalyst /facilitation roles and programme guiding principles 1
Share good practice - e.g. coaching/mentoring roles, facilitating EWR-constituency engagement, watchdog functions, EWR-led monitoring, IEC material use etc
Responsive support provided to emerging theme based EWR networking initiatives
Encourage EWR networks to reflect on their mandate, location and membership to ensure principles of representation and non partisanship. (Mapping reflection workshops)
Nurture linkage, development of women's wings of existing LG Associations if needed and have resources to respond to EWR led platform initiatives
Outcome 0 - Startup
Map all organizations currently involved in LG capacity building as well as future plans
Collect all current IEC materials , training modules provided by different organizations, identify gaps

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1 Workshop

Facilitators selected, oriented and capable
Orient/train facilitators to programme and their role (3 days orientation training, 3 facilitators per constituency) 1
IEC materials ready
Based on gaps analysis (output 0.1), design IEC materials
Pilot test and refine IEC materials
EWR and EWR networks identified and oriented
Provide orientation to EWR 15
Provide orientation to EWR networks

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EWR led monitoring system field tested and ready for roll out
Orient/train facilitators & EWR on the baseline methodology (developed before programme start) 10
Facilitate baseline data collection 10
Collate baseline data
Develop monitoring system , pilot & refine
Orient facilitators and EWR on monitoring system 10
KCE Hub and Helpline started
Identify & build database of advisors (F-EWR, RM-EWR, RM-EMR, Lawyers Assoc. etc)
Pilot Hub portal/access and refine
Review research priorities with EWR networks and develop research plan 1
A-NGO capacity strengthened
Program & financial management training and coaching in innovative EWR-led monitoring 1
Orientation to the programme and principles of facilitation, EWR-led approaches & representational politics 1
Partnership-building and sharing workshops 1 1 1 1

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