NGEC regional offices in Kisumu, Nakuru, Garissa, Kitui and Malindi offices stepped up their coordination activities with various stakeholders that saw them take lead in national activities. During the occasion to mark the International day of women, officers joined in peaceful marches to drum support for measures to support women empowerment and end sexual and gender based violence.
In Garissa county the day began with a procession from the Garissa children park through the Garissa county assembly before converging at Almond Resort for the conference. The guest of honour was Garissa county First Lady Fardiowasa Osman. In Kilifi county, the NGEC team was in Ganze primary school where they set up an information desk to interact with residents and disseminate publications.
In Kitui county, the office organized a round table meeting with stakeholders drawn from the National and County governments, Huduma center and civil society to address ways of enhancing service delivery and accessibility of public services to reach more special interest groups. The team identified gaps and also reflected on innovative ways of advancing gender equality and women empowerment.
In Kisumu county, the NGEC team together with County Gender Technical Working Group facilitated thematic dialogues on women and leadership. The team also disseminated critical reports such as Status of Equality and inclusion, National Monitoring and Evaluation Framework, Model county GBV legal and policy frameworks among others.
Elsewhere, the Nakuru regional office participated in the county GBV technical working group quarterly meeting which was sponsored by a partner - Afya Nyota. Discussions revolved around the development of a GBV policy by the Nakuru county government, feedback on the technical working group reporting and referral tool and how to strengthen the sub counties GBV clusters.
In Nairobi the GBV technical working group convened at the Nairobi Safari Club to review the Maputo protocol scorecard which was prepared through the partnership of East African Civil Society Organizations Forum (EACSOF) and FAWE. Through the working group, the stakeholders gave inputs and comments on the draft scorecard. The scorecard will facilitate accelerated implementation of the Maputo protocol