Project profile — Integrating Gender Equality into Lebanese Institutions



Overview 

CA-3-P007543001
$3,896,065
UNDP - United Nations Development Programme (41114)
2020-03-25 - 2024-07-31
Operational
Global Affairs Canada
EGM Europe, Arctic, Middle East and Magh

Country / region 

• Lebanon (100.00%)

Sector 

• Government And Civil Society, General: Women's rights organisations and movements, and government institutions (15170) (100.00%)

Policy marker 

• Gender equality (principal objective)
• Environmental sustainability (cross-cutting) (not targeted)
• Participatory development and good governance (significant 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 (not targeted)
• 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 

This project aims to improve the lives of Lebanese and Syrian women and girls by strengthening the capacity of key national and local government institutions and Lebanon Crisis Response Plan (LCRP) implementing partners to support gender-responsible policy making. The project also works to integrate gender into the LCRP to ensure that development and humanitarian efforts consider the experiences, needs, and contributions of women and girls. Project activities include: (1) providing technical support and capacity building for gender mainstreaming to national institutions, ministries, municipalities and LCRP implementing partners; and (2) developing in-focus briefs and guidance notes to inform advocacy on particular topics from a gender perspective, such as gender-based violence, economic inclusion, empowerment and voices in decision-making, capacities for reconciliation, and conflict resolution.

Expected results 

The expected outcomes for this project include: (1) strengthened institutional mechanisms and policies for improving and promoting gender equality and the empowerment of women and girls; and (2) strengthened capacity of the Lebanon Crisis Response Plan partners, particularly civil society organizations, including women rights organizations, to deliver a more gender-based response to the impact of the crisis through policies, strategies, programmes, and projects.

Results achieved 

Results achieved as of January 2023 include: (1) seven people (five women, two men) participated in a Gender in Humanitarian Action Regional Training of Trainers. This training allowed the creation of a pool of certified local trainers that can transfer knowledge and skills to the Lebanon Crisis Response Plan (LCRP) implementing partners. It also allowed for the strengthening of gender mainstreaming efforts across Lebanon’s humanitarian and stabilization response; (2) conducted 39 capacity-building and mentoring sessions to strengthen gender mainstreaming and analysis capacities. The sessions reached a total of 756 LCRP staff members (572 women, 182 men, and two gender-fluid individuals) from 187 LCRP partner organizations. 94% of participants reported an increase in their capacity to integrate gender in their work and deliver a more gender-based response to the impact of the crisis in Lebanon. 86% integrated gender in monitoring and evaluation tools, 81% included gender in recent assessments, and 59% confirmed training other members of their organization or external partners; (3) increased the access of humanitarian and development actors in Lebanon to information on gender equality. This enabled them to gather 172 review and codify 172 gender-related documents consisting of qualitative and quantitative data, assessments, evaluations and research; (4) created a gender page on the Lebanon Interagency Information Hub. It includes compiled gender data, resources, and training material to increase accessibility and broaden gender knowledge and information dissemination beyond the project’s lifespan. It also developed an “In-focus brief on Mental Health and Psychosocial Well-being”; (5) established six partnerships across organizations, strengthening collaboration on gender and leveraging gender expertise at the national and regional levels. They appointed gender and “Sexual and Gender-Based Violence” (SGBV) focal points for all (LCRP) sectors. They also supported incorporating gender equality measures into programming and mitigating SGBV risks. Gender mainstreaming in the LCRP improved, and nineout of the 10 LCRP sectors attained the highest possible rating on the Inter-Agency Standing Committee (IASC) Gender with Age Marker; and (6) the monitoring and evaluation systems in the LCRP became more gender-responsive. 80% of the 50 sectoral quarterly and annual dashboards produced by the LCRP sectors included gender-disaggregated data and gender analysis. This is an increase of 20 percent compared to last year.

Budget and spending 


Original budget $0
Planned disbursement $0
Transactions
Country percentages by sector
Type of finance Aid grant excluding debt reorganisation
Collaboration type Bilateral
Type of aid Project-type interventions
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