Swaziland is in the process of mainstreaming gender, costing, and making budget allocations to facilitate implementation of the SADC Gender Protocol targets. An Inception meeting, organised by the Deputy Prime Minister’s Office in partnership with UNFPA and Gender Links convened in Mbabane on 23 August 2012. The main objective of the Inception meeting was to strengthen the National Gender Policy Action Plan by adding the SADC Gender Protocol targets and baseline information. This was followed by a Gender Responsive Budgeting workshop funded by UNDP in September 2012. The main objectives of the workshop were to cost implementation of the National Gender Action Plan, capacity building on gender responsive budgeting, understanding and interpreting budgets.

Documents currently available include:

Policies Action Plan Related documents
Action plan Gender Responsive Planning and Budgeting Workshop

SADC Protocol targets exercise

Gender Mainstreaming Training Workshop Manual, September 2012

Inception Meeting Programme
Key Note: Speech by Mr Gideon Gwebu, Acting Director Gender and Family Issues Unit

Presentation – Conceptual Framework: Aligning National Gender Policy and Strategic Plan of Action to the SADC Protocol on Gender and Development

Presentation – Gender Consortium and Southern African Gender Protocol Alliance Focal Network.

Presentation – Key gender gaps identified in the 2012 Swaziland SADC Gender Protocol Barometer report