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  As part of ensuring the quality of communication effectiveness and efficiency in program management throughout the implementation of the Country Strategy Note 2019 2023 UN Women Rwanda organized a consultative meeting with implementing partners IPs and Responsible Parties RPs on July 29 2022 The full day consultative meeting brought together nearly 70 partners from government civil society organizations CSOs non governmental organizations NGOs as well as the private sector In her welcoming remarks Ms Jennet Kem UN Women Representative in Rwanda highlighted the expectations of the meeting which included a better understanding of our partnership networking and sharing of experiences She concluded by expressing her hope that when they leave the meeting what is in UN Women is in them and what is in UN Women The meeting enabled participating partners to understand the triple mandate of UN Women normative support UN system coordination and operational activities and how to integrate it across all thematic areas of program interventions and outcomes Partners were strengthened to align their program with UN Women s priorities in the country This was also an opportunity for partners to network and reflect on how they can work together in overlapping areas to achieve greater results and impact towards achieving gender equality and women s empowerment in line with the UN Women Strategic Note for the country Partners appreciated the meeting and said the session helped them get to know each other which will increase collaboration The meeting began with technical colleagues from UN Women presenting the country programme the audit processes and the results Ms Alice Rugerandida UN Women Program Coordinator presented the impact areas for each result outcome and output area to help partners understand the areas in which they contribute and their need to ensure efficiency effectiveness and accountability in program execution Mr Gerald Handika Operations Manager of UN Women spoke about the key milestones in financial terms the requirements for a good financial report and preparations for the audit among others He asked partners to take the time to read all cooperation agreements and make sure they understand the FACE forms in particular as it informs a great foundation for good financial accountability and transparency within UN Women s financial management Ms Jennet Kem UN Women Country Representative thanked all partners for their contribution to the implementation of the program and for contributing to national development and the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals She highlighted that partners are the hands feet eyes and ears of UN Women on the ground That is why their efficiency in what they do contributes to the effectiveness of UN Women The country representative highlighted the need for partners to understand UN Women s core mandate programming cycle reporting milestones and audit requirements in order to align and harmonize He underlined that the purpose of the collaboration between UN Women and its partners was to achieve gender equality and the empowerment of women The workshop provided an open and safe space to honestly share best practices challenges recommendations and commitment to enhance collaboration for effective program delivery Partners highly appreciated UN Women s support for regular capacity building sessions engagements throughout project implementation joint program field visits and availability of steering committees for projects as best practice for the sustainability of the project At the conclusion of the workshop the partners praised that the consultative meetings are biannual to encourage the exchange of experiences and transparency as well as the mobilization of resources They also requested more predictable funding to support their programming for results and scale The UN Women representative in the country closed by thanking the Government of Rwanda for the positive steps taken to implement progressive laws and policies that provide solid frameworks for the achievement of gender equality and the empowerment of women She highlighted that persistent inequalities based on cultural practices and stereotypes continue to increase incidents of GBV inequalities in access to economic resources and the lack of participation of women in some key areas such as technology and innovation among others Finishing at full speed the partners committed to improve timely reporting and consistent alignment of interventions with UN Women s stated goals and better understood that they are not competitors to each other but rather partners
UN Women Rwanda convenes consultative meeting with implementing partners for effective partnership to increase program delivery

1 As part of ensuring the quality of communication, effectiveness and efficiency in program management throughout the implementation of the Country Strategy Note 2019-2023, UN Women Rwanda organized a consultative meeting with implementing partners (IPs) and Responsible Parties (RPs) on July 29, 2022 The full-day consultative meeting brought together nearly 70 partners from government, civil society organizations (CSOs), non-governmental organizations (NGOs), as well as the private sector .

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2 In her welcoming remarks, Ms. Jennet Kem, UN Women Representative in Rwanda, highlighted the expectations of the meeting, which included a better understanding of ‘our partnership’, networking and sharing of experiences.

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3 She concluded by expressing her hope that when they leave the meeting, what is in UN Women is in them and what is in UN Women.

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4 The meeting enabled participating partners to understand the triple mandate of UN Women (normative support, UN system coordination and operational activities) and how to integrate it across all thematic areas of program interventions and outcomes.

5 Partners were strengthened to align their program with UN Women’s priorities in the country.

6 This was also an opportunity for partners to network and reflect on how they can work together in overlapping areas to achieve greater results and impact towards achieving gender equality and women’s empowerment in line with the UN Women Strategic Note. for the country.

7 Partners appreciated the meeting and said the session helped them get to know each other, which will increase collaboration.

8 The meeting began with technical colleagues from UN Women presenting the country programme, the audit processes and the results.

9 Ms. Alice Rugerandida, UN Women Program Coordinator, presented the impact areas for each result, outcome and output area to help partners understand the areas in which they contribute and their need to ensure efficiency, effectiveness and accountability in program execution.

10 Mr. Gerald Handika, Operations Manager of UN Women, spoke about the key milestones in financial terms, the requirements for a good financial report and preparations for the audit, among others.

11 He asked partners to take the time to read all cooperation agreements and make sure they understand the FACE forms in particular, as it informs a great foundation for good financial accountability and transparency within UN Women’s financial management.

12 Ms. Jennet Kem, UN Women Country Representative, thanked all partners for their contribution to the implementation of the program and for contributing to national development and the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals.

13 She highlighted that “partners are the hands, feet, eyes and ears of UN Women on the ground.

14 That is why their efficiency in what they do contributes to the effectiveness of UN Women.” The country representative highlighted the need for partners to understand UN Women’s core mandate, programming cycle, reporting milestones and audit requirements in order to align and harmonize.

15 He underlined that the purpose of the collaboration between UN Women and its partners was to achieve gender equality and the empowerment of women.

16 The workshop provided an open and safe space to honestly share best practices, challenges, recommendations, and commitment to enhance collaboration for effective program delivery.

17 Partners highly appreciated UN Women’s support for regular capacity building sessions, engagements throughout project implementation, joint program field visits, and availability of steering committees for projects as best practice for the sustainability of the project.

18 At the conclusion of the workshop, the partners praised that the consultative meetings are biannual, to encourage the exchange of experiences and transparency, as well as the mobilization of resources.

19 They also requested more predictable funding to support their programming for results and scale.

20 The UN Women representative in the country closed by thanking the Government of Rwanda for the positive steps taken to implement progressive laws and policies that provide solid frameworks for the achievement of gender equality and the empowerment of women.

21 She highlighted that persistent inequalities based on cultural practices and stereotypes continue to increase incidents of GBV, inequalities in access to economic resources, and the lack of participation of women in some key areas such as technology and innovation, among others.

22 Finishing at full speed, the partners committed to improve timely reporting and consistent alignment of interventions with UN Women’s stated goals, and better understood that they are not competitors to each other but rather partners.

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