Promoting Gender Responsive Budgeting/Gender Mainstreaming through research and research dissemination, gender responsive policies and strengthening institutional and management capacities.

Development Partner
Austrian Partnership Programme in Higher Education and Research for Development - APPEAR
Funding
Not Known
Contact Person
Name: 
Dr. Consolata Kabonesa
Designation: 
Dean, School of Women and Gender Studies
Phone Contact: 
+256772512455
Time Frame
3 Years Ending 2014
Project Description

Name of organization: Vienna University of Economics and Business, Institute for Institutional and Heterodox Economics

Name of responsible coordinator: Professor Christoph Badelt (rector) Professor Luise Gubitzer (head of the institute)

Postal address: Augasse 2-6, 1090, Vienna

Phone: ++43 1 31336 4515, ++43 1 31336 726

Email: luise.gubitzer@wu-wien.ac.at

Further project partner(s)

Name of partner organization 1 Makerere University, Uganda

Contact person at partner organization 1 Consolata Kabonesa

Name of partner organization 2 Kyambogo University, Uganda

Contact person at partner organization 2 Professor Dr. Opuda-Asibo

Reporting period

Reporting period: March - September 2011

Due date: September 30, 2011 Report submitted on: 14th October 2011

Project progress

Narrative description: special focus on the achievement of the objectives, expected results and indicators

Gender respsonisvie Budgeting Project has so far achieved the following:

Specific Objective 1: develop strategies and instruments to assess and promote national/local budget processes from a gender perspective

• Revised proposal

• Revised Work plans

• Revised reporting times

• Inception Meeting with Austrian Counterpart

• Meetings with Kyambogo Counterpart, partners

• Meetings with all partners (Kyambogo University and Austrian Counterparts (Vienna University of Economics and Business, Institute for Institutional and Heterodox Economics)

• Meeting with Professor Andreas Obrecht - Centre for International Cooperation and Mobility in Vienna

• Donor group on gender, Ministry of Finance, Planning and Economic Development, Represtatives from Nowergian Embassy and UNICEF.

• Interviews with Forum for Women in Democracy, East Afrian Subregional Support Initative, Uganda Debt Network, Ministry of Finance, Planning and Economic Development, Action for Development, Ministry of Gender, Labour and Social Development

• Planning meeting with Austrian Development Cooperation

• Planning meeting with National Planning Authority

• Collection of documents/materials from Forum for Women in Democracy, East Afrian Subregional Support Initative, Uganda Debt Network, Ministry of Finance, Planning and Economic Development, Action for Development. National Planning Authority Development Cooperation, Ministry of Gender, Labour and Social Development

• Review of documents/materials, NAM, GRB, NDP, Downward Accountability

• Planning meetings between Makerere and Kyambogo universities and amongst researchers for facilitating gender mainstreaming training for Top Management of Kyambogo University

• Facilitating the first workshop on Gender Mainstreaming for Top Management of Kyambogo University

• Project monitoring and review meetings

• Developed five analytical frameworks had been developed on: gender responsive scoping study, the budget process, the national development plan, the new aid modalities and the downward accountability.

Planned activities according to the project proposal current status of implementation

•Integration of gender perspective in the project implementation. The project is gender focused

•Project management/coordination: cooperation between the partner institutions. Relations very good, linked to a common mailing list; hold regular planning meeting; securing internet modems to facilitate communication; sharing project outputs for comments among partners; joint abstract for IAFFE publication written, submitted and accepted; facilitated Kyambogo Gender Mainstreaming Workshop; and met with APPEAR representative from OEAD.

•Difficulties in the project implementation and steering mechanisms to solve them Internet and power flauctions in Kampala;

•Necessary changes and adaptations with regard to the next reporting period. None

To increase the institutional capacity of the Department in teaching, research and networking, the Royal Danish Embassy made a significant contribution. The resource and administrative needs of the School were enhanced through the generous donation of: computer equipment for student and staff use; audio-visual aids as well as teaching aids for use in lectures; a copier, fax machine and duplicating machine to facilitate the work of the School; and text books for student and staff use.

Progress Reports
Other Comments
None
Project Status
Ongoing