Project profile — Program for Municipal Leadership Inclusive of Women in Tunisia

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Program for Municipal Leadership Inclusive of Women in Tunisia - Overview
FCM – Federation of Canadian Municipalities (XM-DAC-11002)
2018-11-27 - 2022-12-31
Country / region • Tunisia (100.00%)
Sector • Government And Civil Society, General
Democratic participation and civil society (15150) (25.00%)
• Government And Civil Society, General
Women's rights organisations and movements, and government institutions (15170) (50.00%)
• Government And Civil Society, General
Local government administration (15185) (25.00%)
Policy marker • Gender equality (principal objective)
• Environmental sustainability (cross-cutting) (not targeted)
• Participatory development and good governance (principal objective)
• Trade development (not targeted)
• Biodiversity (not targeted)
• Climate change mitigation (not targeted)
• Climate Change Adaptation (not targeted)
• Urban issues (not targeted)
• Desertification (not targeted)
• Children's issues (not targeted)
• Youth Issues (significant objective)
• Disaster Risk Reduction(DRR) (not targeted)
• Indigenous Issues (not targeted)
• Disability (not targeted)
• Nutrition (not targeted)
• ICT as a tool for development (not targeted)
Description and results


The project aims to increase the influence of local women citizens and women leaders in the management of municipal affairs. The project aims to build the capacity of at least 300 women elected officials and local leaders involved in municipal politics. In addition, the project contributes to the development of municipal policies and services inclusive of women and girls that have an impact on them and on vulnerable groups, such as women and youth in marginalized areas. Project activities include: (1) implementing training programmes for elected men and women to recognize and support women's leadership; (2) conducting a study with civil society in targeted municipalities for the development of gender-sensitive public services; and (3) sensitizing government authorities and the National Federation of Tunisian Cities [Fédération Nationale des Villes Tunisiennes (FNVT)] to the gender equality aspect in the management of local affairs. The project helps raise awareness to women's leadership and participation among some 7,206 electoral advisors (of which 3,500 are women). The project targets eight municipalities, with a population of about 350,000 inhabitants, half of whom are women.

Expected results

The expected outcomes for this project include: (1) women are more involved in targeted communes for more gender-sensitive and inclusive public service delivery for women and girls; and (2) government authorities and the FNVT institutionalize good practices regarding women's participation in local governance.

Results achieved

Results achieved as of March 2022 include: (1) strengthened the capacities of leaders in inclusive crisis management, support for women's leadership, and territorial marketing; (2) accompanied two cohorts of women active in public life, and identified their local initiatives; (3) supported the municipal election of councils for children in three partner communes. The election process was used as a tool for inclusion and participation of young people, of both genders, in the affairs of the commune and as a tool for citizen training; (4) launched three gender-specific pilot projects and initiated four others in partner communes; (5) supported five partner communes in the preparation of their Annual Investment Plan, with the integration of gender and inclusion approaches; (6) trained staff and the executive of the National Federation of Tunisian Communes for greater internal and external gender mainstreaming; (7) provided sustained support to the Network of Tunisian Elected Women. Offered a training program that reached about 100 elected women (hybrid training. Evaluated the first year and a half of the Network's activities. This evaluation resulted in recommendations to ensure maximum representation and mobilization within the Network; (8) Initiated activities related to the development of a Charter on the Right to the City. Participants included the National Federation of Tunisian Municipalities, the Tunisian Association of Urban Planners, government ministries and civil society organizations; (9) Finalized a practical guide to inclusive crisis management. The guide helps the reader to prepare to face all kinds of crises. Crises can be climatic, health or natural disasters; and (10) Developed an online course on gender-responsive budgeting for the Federation of Canadian Municipalities' e-learning platform. This course is offered free of charge as a self-study course in Arabic, French and English.



Original budget $0
Planned Disbursement $0
Transaction Date Type Value
27-07-2022 Disbursement $1,002,541
18-01-2023 Disbursement $133,957
31-03-2023 Disbursement $167,360
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