On 7th August 2014, the Government of Kenya and United Nations held a strategic planning workshop that aimed to deliver as one on gender equality and women’s empowerment. The workshop was attended by 78 professionals from all Government Ministries and 14 UN agencies. It introduced the Gender Equality and Women’s Empowerment (GEWE) strategic results framework and its alignment to the Medium Term Plan II of the Vision 2030 for the period 2013 – 2017.The full day workshop commenced with views from Ms. Nardos Bekele-Thomas, the UN Resident Coordinator and UNDP Resident Representative who reiterated on the need for the government and the United Nations to work in unity towards prioritizing Gender Equality and Women’s Empowerment activities.
The objective of the “One UN” is to improve the impact, coherence, efficiency, effectiveness and positioning of the UN system in Kenya to enable it better assist the country to meet the MDGs and Vision 2030. This will be achieved through One Programme, One Budgetary Framework, One Office, One Leader and Communicating as One.