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Participation of West African women’s organisations in the Evaluation Process of the Paris Declaration on Aid Effectiveness

Projet : « participation of West African women’s organisations in the Evaluation Process of the Paris Declaration on Aid Effectiveness »

Financial partners: The United Nations Fund for Women (UNIFEM)- OSIWA 

Total cost:

OSIWA: 62 274 $

UNIFEM:69366 $

Duration:   One-time project (25 au 27 juin 2008)

Countries:  West Africa countries

Projet : « Participation of West African women’s organisations in the Evaluation Process of the Paris Declaration on Aid Effectiveness »

Objective:  The project aimed to mobilise women’s organisations in West Africa to better participate in the evaluation process of the Paris Declaration and to monitor the implementation of the evaluation results.

Results 

  • 55 participants from 14 ECOWAS countries, Mauritania, Uganda and Guinea Bissau are informed about the genesis of the Paris Declaration, its principles, its architecture and the role of civil society in the implementation of the Declaration;
  • mobilisation of civil society to assess the declaration on the ongoing process at international, regional levels and the entry points to be used by civil society, especially West African women, to influence the outcome of the Accra High Level Forum
  • Participants are informed on the issues of the Paris Declaration for women 
  • a declaration entitled « West African Women’s Declaration on Aid Effectiveness and Gender Equality » is made public;
  • Adoption of strategies to influence the Accra process,
  • adoption of an action plan with activities to be carried out at national and regional level before and after the Accra High Level Forum;
  • formal feedback from the Lomé consultative meeting to other civil society organisations in all countries;
  • Advocacy and lobbying by a delegation of 25 women during the High-Level Forum in Accra   
  • Through civil society pressure, women obtained that « developing countries and donors will ensure that their respective development policies and programmes are designed and implemented in ways that are consistent with their international commitments on gender equality, human rights, disability and environmental sustainability; 
  • Design and dissemination in 2009 of a simplified version of the Accra Declaration during the African Union Heads of State Summit and the Beijing +10 African Regional Conference

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