Gender Mainstreaming in und Ausbildung für Local Government in Western Cape

Contract partner: Österreichisches Nord-Süd-Institut für Entwicklungszusammenarbeit GmbH (wurde aufgelöst)Country: Südafrika Funding amount: € 163.468,00Project start: 01.01.2004End: 30.06.2006

Short Description:

Overall goal

South Africa is signatory to important conventions meant to advance women and realise gender equality. The foundation for gender equality is laid in the Constitution. Structures for working towards the advancement of women and gender equality in government have been put in place but only reach national and provincial levels.

The legislative environment in which local government operates contains no specific gender measures to address gender inequality and to increase women's participation. There are no guidelines for the municipalities on gender mainstreaming at local level. Different municipalities have been trying on their own, with varying degrees of success. , to ensure that gender considerations are taken up in their work and institutions.

During the past 2 phases GetNet has been supported by the Austrian Development Co-operation in developing a recognised training course for improving gender awareness and mainstreaming skills at local government level. Large municipalities have already contracted GetNet to assist in their gender mainstreaming efforts. But rural municipalities do not have the funds and capacities to do so.

In this final phase besides offering the rural municipalities in Western Cape an integrated and customised package consisting of research, skills training and facilitation of processes including after-care as well as coaching and mentoring, GetNet together with other organisations aims at the development of gender policy guidelines and institutional arrangements for local government through lobbying and advocacy.

project number1900-00/2004
source of fundingOEZA
sector Staatsführung & Zivilgesellschaft, allgemein
  • 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.