Contribution to 2015:Year for African Women, Documenting Stories of Impact

Contract partner: UN WOMEN - United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of WomenCountry: Subsahara-Afrika, regional/länderübergreifend Funding amount: € 120.000,00Project start: 01.03.2015End: 31.01.2016

Short Description:

Overall goal

Strengthening the rule of law and respect for human rights are major prerequisites for sustainable human development in the SADC Region. In June 2014 the Heads of State of the African Union declared 2015 as the Year of Women Empowerment and Development towards Africa’s Agenda 2063. It is in this context that 2015 creates a unique opportunity for the acceleration and realization of the commitments made to African women’s rights, gender equality, women’s empowerment and inclusive development.

The Commission of the Africa Union with technical support of UN Women seeks to highlight the contribution made by African women in various fields of endeavour through their leadership and innovation and how this development contributes not only to the benefit of the women in their individual capacities, their communities, country and continent but also to the potential inherent in a deliberate effort to showcase these achievements.

The chronicling of these initiatives is proposed as a way to change the narrative and international image of the African woman and to show the immense changes and contribution to society women have had on the continent.

The expected results

• 5 stories of impact for gender showcased in 30 minutes’ documentaries (including featuring ADC’s support to One Stop Centres in the SADC Region and Women Leaders in Energy in Western Africa)

• 5 minutes’ teasers of each documentary

• 3 minutes’ abridged versions of the documentaries

The 50 African Heads of State and others key decision makers and leaders will be reached with the stories of impact and how to make gender equality a reality during the 25. AU Summit. And the stories will be shared at least to 1 million social media users via twitter and facebook. Additionally UN Women will target a young audience, especially young women, as key drivers of change at the micro and meso level with the documentaries.

project number2796-00/2015
source of fundingOEZA
sector Staatsführung & Zivilgesellschaft, allgemein
modalityProject-type interventions
marker Gender: 2, Reproductive health: 1, Democracy: 1
  • Policy marker: are used to identify, assess and facilitate the monitoring of activities in support of policy objectives concerning gender equality, aid to environment, participatory development/good governance, trade development and reproductive, maternal, newborn and child health. Activities targeting the objectives of the Rio Conventions include the identification of biodiversity, climate change mitigation, climate change adaptation, and desertification.
    • 1= policy is a significant objective of the activity
    • 2= policy is the principal objective of the activity
  • Donor/ source of funding: The ADA is not only implementing projects and programmes of the Austrian Development Cooperation , but also projects funded from other sources and donors such as
    • AKF - Foreign Disaster Fund of the Austrian federal government
    • BMLFUW - Federal Ministry for Agriculture, Forestry, Environment and Water
    • EU - Funds of the European Commission
    • Others - various other donors are listed in ADA’s annual business report.
  • Type of Aid – Aid modalities: classifies transfers from the donor to the first recipient of funds such as budget support, core contributions and pooled programmes and funds to CSOs and multilateral organisations, project-type interventions, experts and other technical assistance, scholarships and student costs in donor countries, debt relief, administrative costs and other in-donor expenditures.
  • Purpose/ sector code: classifies the specific area of the recipient’s economic or social structure, funded by a bilateral contribution.
  • Tied/Untied: Untied aid is defined as loans and grants whose proceeds are fully and freely available to finance procurement from all OECD countries and substantially all developing countries. Transactions are considered tied unless the donor has, at the time of the aid offer, clearly specified a range of countries eligible for procurement which meets the tests for “untied” aid.