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					                       ANGOLA JOINT GENDER PROGRAM MID-TERM REVIEW




                                            COMMISIONED BY UNIFEM


                                                     MAY 2008




Prepared by:
Muchimba Sikumba-Dils
Gender Consultant
Av. Samora Machel, #285 Predio 1 de Janeiro, 6th floor flat 609, Maputo.
msikumba@gmail.com
Tel/fax +258 21 32 85 84 or cell. +258 84 318 3330




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                                              TABLE OF CONTENTS
Acknowledgements                                                                    3

List of Acronyms                                                                    4
Foreword                                                                            5
Executive Summary                                                                   6

Introduction                                                                        6

Objectives of the evaluation

Findings                                                                            8

Analysis of Findings                                                                8

Output 1.1       Strengthen the capacity of MINFAMU and the CCMG          10
Output 1.2       MINFAMU Documentation Unit Reinforced               11
Output 1.3       Data on socio-economic and political situation
                 of women and men in Angola available                     11
Output 1.4       Engendering of national budgets supported                11
Output 1.5       Network for women living with HIV/AIDS launched
                 and institutional support provided                       12
Output 1.6       Participation of women in national and local elections
                 and other decision making positions supported            12
Output 2.1       HIV/AIDS Policy revised and gender and
                 human rights mainstreamed                                12
Output 2.2       National Gender Policy developed and
                 submitted for approval                                   12
Output 2.3       Supported implementation of 10 year review of ICPD
                 and Beijing Platform recommendations                     13
Output 3.1       Data on violence against women and children
                 and Harmful Traditional Practices (HTP) available
                 and used for advocacy                                         13
Output 3.2       Law proposal on Domestic Violence designed
                 and presented for approval                               13
Output 3.3       Support services for victims/survivors of
                 domestic violence strengthened                           13
Output 3.4       CEDAW integrated in legal, policy, planning and
                 programming frameworks                                   13
Output 3.5       Angolan Women Lawyers Association strengthened 13
Output 3.5       Security Council Resolution 1325 implemented             13
Output 4.1       Women engaged in decent work                             14

Recommendations and Opportunities                                                       14




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Sustainability                                                                          18

Conclusions                                                                                    19

Annexes
Terms of Reference of the Evaluation                                                           20

List of Interviews                                                                             25

Findings Chart: Current Programme Achievements                                                 28




Acknowledge
The Evaluation Team was composed by Gender Consultant Muchimba Sikumba-Dils and Mr. Cristovo
Kajibanga . The team worked on this mission and is grateful to the UNIFEM Regional Director Ms.
Nomcebo Manzini for her preparatory briefing prior to the mission. Thanks to the UNIFEM Regional Office
staff for all the logistic and administrative support that made my visit and stay in Angola fruitful and
rewarding.

Special thanks to the MINFAMU Gender Unit Team in particular Ms. Margarida and Mr. Jose Broa
responsible for the coordinating the evaluation program and mission, setting meetings and providing all
the support documentation and references during the duration of the mission.

We acknowledge the political leaders, government and non-governmental officials and individuals in
Luanda and Benguela Provinces, who willingly provided me with vital information required for the
evaluation. We are indebted to all those whom I met with me and responded the numerous queries about
the Government of Angola/UN’s Joint Gender Programme.




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LIST OF ACRONYMS

CEDAW                    Convention on the Elimination of all forms of Discrimination Against Women

CICA                     Mulhers das Igrejas Cristas – Christian Women’s Association

DNDM                     Direccao Nacional da Mulher – Nacional Direcetorate for Women
DNPC                     Direccao National para Promocao e Coordinacao – National Directorate for
                         Promotion and Coordination
DNPF                     Direccao National de Politica Familiar – National Directorate for Familiy Planning
DPFASAC                  Direccao Provincial da Familia Promocao da Mulher Assistancia e Reincencao Social
                         Antigas Cobatente – Provincial Directorate for Family and Promotion of Women,
                         Assistance and Social Reinstatement of War Vetarans
FAS                      Fundo de Apoio Social – Social Assistance Fund
IECA                     Igreja Evangelica Congregacional de Angola

JGP                      Joint Gender Program

MINFAMU                  Ministerio da Familia ePromocao da Mulher – Ministry of Family and Promotion of
                         Women

NGO                      Non Government Organization

OMA                      Organizacao da Mulher Angolana – Angolan Women’s Organization

PROMAIC                  Catholic Church Association and other religions organisation

PLWHIV                   People living with HIV

UNDP                     United Nations Development Program

UNFPA                    United Nations Population Fund

UNIFEM                   United Nations Development Fund for Women

WHO                      World Health Organization




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Foreword
The Joint Gender Programme (JGP) evaluation exercise was conducted at the request of the UNIFEM
Regional Office, Johannesburg in order to provide an analytical review of the JGP (2005 – 2008). The
purpose is to provide the JGP with an independent view on the suitability and relevance of this strategy,
the efficiency and effectiveness of the implementation of their Programme and its achievements and
shortfalls. Through this review UN partner agencies may reposition various aspects of collaboration with
the Government of Angola to better achieve its Millennium Development Goals and improve the quality of
life of the people of Angola.

The evaluation exercise was undertaken for a total of 10 working days from the 17 – 28th March 2008 a
team of consultants lead by Gender Consultant, Muchimba Sikumba-Dils. The consultants visited
implementing partners and project sites in Luanda, and Benguela province, and held discussions with
project staff, partners, government authorities and other stakeholders.

The report therefore consists of independent analyses by a consultant not directly involved in the design
and implementation of the JGP Programme, and reflects the views of the consultant team and not those of
UNIFEM’s Regional Office.

The time available for the Evaluation was very short, being only 10 days, out of which nearly one week was
taken up for interviews and site visits. The consultant spent more than a week after the end of their
mission putting together this report together. It is therefore recommended that future evaluations of the
JGP be undertaken with a minimum of four weeks at the disposal of the evaluator.


Executive Summary

This report summarises the mid term evaluation of the Joint Gender Program in Angola covering the
implementation period 2006 to 2008. The mid-term review was commissioned by UNIFEM to evaluate the
JGP performance in collaboration with its partner UN agencies, MINFAMU and the implementing partners
OMA and Rede Mulher.
After a general introduction and a description of the context, this report presents the findings, conclusions
and recommendations on:
• The implementation mechanism of the JGP in Angola,
• The funding mechanisms including and disbursements in the first phase of the program,
• Connectedness and linkages between the central structures and the provincial implementing partners,
• The extent to which the needs MINFAMU are being met by the JGP.
• Support for partner institutions implementing the JGP.

About 60% of the program activities have been implemented having achieved numerous consultative
meetings, workshops, training and research/studies carried by MINFAMU, the UN partner agencies and its
implementing parties.

Less successful have been the activities requiring technical skills to set up data base and IT systems to
manage data and secure improved information sharing between partners. The program has also faced
challenges in advocating and lobbying to secure greater participation of women in political processes and
decision making. The National Gender policy is still under elaboration and greater effort is required for its


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speedy approval and implementation.

Finally, the time has now come to reflect on the financing and management modality of the program in
light of phasing out direct UN management and greater MINFAMU management and coordination of the
program implementation. Dialogue and partnership between UN agencies particularly UNIFEM, UNDP,
UNFPA and MINFAMU need to be help to map out the way forward while ensuring the program’s
sustainability.



Introduction

The Government of Angola with technical and financial support of UNDP, UNFPA and UNIFEM has been
implementing a four year program (2005 – 2008) to build the capacity of the Ministry of the Family and
Promotion of Women (MINFAMU) as well as its NGO partners in various programmatic areas. Specifically,
the program addresses the need to build and strengthen national capacity for advocating and
mainstreaming gender and human rights into various development processes in Angola, thus contributing
to gender equality and the empowerment of Angolan women. In order to accomplish this it focuses on the
following main areas:

       Strengthening the capacity of MINFAMU, the Multi-Sectoral Gender Committees at national level
        and in selected provinces as well as key women’s organizations;
       Supporting policy development and dialogue, especially the National Gender Policy and ensuring
        that gender and human rights are mainstreamed into the HIV/AIDS policy and Strategic Framework;
       Improving protection of women’s civil and political rights, including the review and reform of key
        laws using the Convention on the Elimination of all forms of Discrimination Against Women
        (CEDAW) and design of an awareness campaign to ensure the provisions of CEDAW and other legal
        frameworks such as the Family Law Code are well known through the development of an advocacy
        strategy, training and support services for addressing violence against women and children;
       Supporting the socio-economic empowerment of women and their families, targeting
        disadvantaged women and their families through inter alia the creation of community-based
        cooperatives and business training skills and information that integrates Human Rights, gender
        based violence and HIV and AIDS.

As part of the Monitoring and Evaluation component this serves as the Joint Program Document a Mid
term review conducted to inter alia ascertain the following:

        Objectives of the evaluation
       Take stock of current program activities, problems and opportunities;
       Verify the continued relevance and pertinence of the Joint Gender Program (JGP) as well as the
        related sustainability;
       Identify the necessary adjustments, if any, in project design, objectives, strategies and
        implementation arrangements in the light of changes in the environment,
       Make recommendations on how to improve performance of the JGP
       Identify areas which the funding and implementing partners and program management should pay


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        specific attention to in order to achieve project objectives.




Program Management

    -   Institutional Arrangements and Programme Implementation: similar to other UN financed program,
        MINFAMU’s Vice Minister is the Executive Director of the JGP and the National Director for
        Promotion and Coordination is the JGP program coordinator. With the exception of the financial
        and administrative assistant, the remaining staff, namely the program officer, secretary/assistant
        and the driver are MINFAMU members of staff.
    -   Coordination: The JGP is coordinated by the Gender Unit situated in MINFAMU. This unit
        coordinates all program implementation between MINFAMU at central and provincial directorate
        level, UN partner agencies, civil society partners such as Rede Mulher and OMA. A program officer
        has recently been recruited to complement the activities of the program coordinator and reinforce
        the program’s implementation at provincial level.
    -   Data Collection and Management: data being collected by the implementing partners such as OMA
        and Rede Mulher is being compiled at MINFAMU’ s data base. This information is compiled and
        shared for by relevant users within government institution, UN partner agencies and non
        government for policy development, research and fact based sensitization all aimed at improving
        the status of women in Angola.
    -   Financial Management: Currently direct payment of all expenditure is being used. There is a
        shortfall in the funds mobilized to the total funds required for the entire program. From the on-set
        of the JGP, the capacity of the national financial assistant of the JGP secretariat has been weak and
        capacity building and training has been carried out to address this. To date this continues to be a
        challenge and additional assistance be given to the unit and under consideration is the
        identification and recruitment of a qualified financial and administrative assistant for the program.
    -   There is a funding gap between the total funds required and funds mobilized this far for the
        implementation of the JGP. Though efforts have been on-going to fund raise for the JGP, there
        seems to be an apparent donor “fatique” amongst bilateral and multi-lateral donors, this could also
        reflect low capacity to lobby for support by government and the UN partners to galvanize support
        for gender.

        FINDINGS
Overall about 60% of the activities have been implemented to date. Most of the outputs that have been
achieved have been carried by MINFAMU Gender Unit at central government level. REDE MULHER and
OMA, the non government implementing partners too have been implementing activities both at central
and provincial level with their affiliate organizations and branches. Implementation of the JGP started off
to a slow start as it’s launch was held up by recruitment procedures for the secretariat in MINFAMU. Once
qualified technical and support staff were recruited including a program CTA based at MINFAMU, the
program began in essence in 2006. Most of the program activity implementation has been carried out at
central level and in Luanda and included introduction of the program to the provincial governments.
MINFAMU’s provincial directorate in Benguela province, DPMASAC, does not seem to be very clear on how
to engage in the JGP program and their perception is that the JGP program is as a Luanda based initiative



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that is yet to be implemented in the province.
NGO partners REDE MULHER and OMA have been working to implement activities in gender and HIV and
building efforts to fight against domestic violence through advocacy and collaboration with law makers.
Though enthusiastic and engaged in their activities, both partner’s activities have been at times hampered
by delays in funds disbursement and technical capacity required to amplify their work down to grassroots
and broaden their outreach to the most needy, poor and vulnerable women.
Implementing partners are bound by UN financial and management procedures and their often poor
technical capacity has posed as an obstacle and led to delays in funds disbursement for activities.
Continued capacity building to the implementing partners for strengthened management and
implementation is required in order to ensure the smooth hand over and UN phase out of the program
towards total national management and ownership of the program.

Analysis of Findings
In general, the JGP’s implantation has been strong in facilitating dialogue and raising awareness through
gender mainstreaming workshops and training, hosting dialogue and consultation processes with
government at central and provincial levels as well with non-government organizations and stake holders.
MINFAMU has actively engaged on policy formulation and sensitizing policy makers to parliamentarians for
the approval of gender sensitive laws such as the domestic violence law, the law that protects victims of
HIV and the family law. MINFAMU, Rede Mulher and OMA and their partners have been participating in
international conferences and events of gender. This is contributed to broadening their understanding and
capacity to articulate identify problems and address gender issues within their institutions and outside.
Participation in international conferences and events has contributed towards broadening and
strengthening networks with other institutions and governments on issues of gender.
Nonetheless, weakness have been noted during the JGP implementation. MINFAMU’s capacity to
advocate and mobilize a critical mass of gender promoters and “activists” within the senior ranks of
government and policy makers has been week nd this is reflected in the apparent slow/delayed
advancement in policy development and approval, key and critical policy documents being the National
Gender Policy and the Domestic Violence Law have not yet been approved by the Council of Ministers.
Technical support for implementation of IT related activities to strengthen the Documentation Centre of
MINFAMU has been weak and the centre’s capacity to compile, manage and share information with other
key government sectors needs to be strengthened. Technical training gender mainstreaming for statistics
compilation and analysis has also not taken place at provincial level and the gender sensitive data base has
not been installed. Gender Mainstreaming training to senior policy makers and focal persons as well as
NGO executive staff has been generic and not specific for the sector needs nor application in order to
ensure that gender be mainstreamed in a practical manner in programs and activities. Qualified gender
trainers have to be engaged to train trainers and also give practical/applicable and analytical gender tools
to practioners and policy makers.
In general MINFAMU has implemented a lot of activities such as facilitation and hosting of dialogue,
workshops, sensitization and awareness raising and has facilitated a two studies on gender issues. It has
been less success in giving technical training on gender issues to implementing partners and key
government staff and service providers particularly for victims of Domestic Violence.
There has been low success in advocating and lobbying critical support for policy development and
approval at senior government level and parliament. Nonetheless, MINFAMU has held workshops on



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gender mainstreaming for the multi-sector gender group and it is generally expected that senior
government officers are aware of gender mainstreaming and gender equality. Like wise activities in policy
development in general have been slow and greater effort has to be exerted gather a critical mass that
rallies behind gender issues and advocates for review of laws and development of gender policies.
OMA, which enjoys a wide grassroots base, has been engaged actively in activities aimed at assisting
victims of Domestic Violence and lobbying for the approval of the law against domestic violence. Despite
the obstacles paused by delays in funds disbursement, OMA and its provincial and municipal affiliate
organizations has been working and collecting data on domestic violence while seeking solutions with legal
and judicial structures locally.
Rede Mulher the main partner in HIV and AIDS has fostered the registration of Muenho, the Network for
Women Living with HIV and AIDS. Muenho, though still very young has engaged in numerous sensitization
and awareness raising both at community level and also engaging policy makers to advocating the law
against discrimination against people living with HIV and AIDS. Like OMA, Rede has faced financial
constraints that has at times limited its interventions.
Overall, the technical capacity of MINFAMU’s Gender unit has varied over time though efforts to
strengthen the unit’s capacity through recruitment of competent and qualified staff has been a challenge.
A CTA was attached to the program in MINFAMU at the program’s inception but she has since left. The
current MINFAMU program staff, in the absence of a CTA, have put in their best effort to coordinate and
implement the program but a perception of work overload and inadequate professional capacity in
program management, coordination and financial administration to effectively manage and run the
program in its entirety has been felt.
Reporting on activities has varied in content and detail as well as timeliness. Reports submitted to
MINFAMU by the implementing partners vary in style and in general are not very detailed. Measuring the
impact of these activities therefore is not easy nor accurate as the reports do not give details on content,
list of participants, findings, comments and recommendations stemming from discussions during the
course of the workshops, training and consultations sessions.

Below are general comments on findings and observations for each output.

Output 1.1: Strengthen the capacity of MINFAMU and the CCMG
Achieved – MINFAMU has had success in conducting workshops, dialogues, consultation at central levels
and participating in trips.

Weak point – MINFAMU’s technical ability to develop training material and conduct gender mainstreaming
training for implementing partners, government policy makers needs to be strengthened. Partnership
should be sort with specialized training and academic institutions.
     Program management and particularly the financial administration staff of MINFAMU’s Gender unit
        is weak and needs to be strengthened.
     Presentation of the JGP program to provincial government and stakeholders has taken place though
        there lacks clarity on implementation modules and processes for effective engagement at provincial
        and municipal level. MINFAMU ‘s provincial directorate in Benguela DPFSAC are not very clear on
        the status of implementing the JGP at provincial level. Though aware of the existence of the JGP,
        they were less clear on procedures and implementation at provincial level and at what stage the



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        process was between the province and central MINFAMU.
       Disbursement of funds to implementing partners has been slow and often delayed. Sometimes
        implementing partners have had to work “without” funds in order not to interrupt implementation
        of activities.
       Effective reporting is essential to monitor progress and outputs of the program and its partners.
        Reports by implementing partners do not reflect the content of the training/sensitization nor do
        they reflect the lists of participants by both OMA and Rede Mulher therefore it makes it difficult to
        deduce the effectiveness and outputs of these activities.
       Given the mandate of JGP secretariat of coordinating a and mainstreaming gender while at the
        same time an integral unit of MINFAMU, the secretariat plays the role of coordinator and also
        implementer of the program.

       How relevant is it to have DPFASAC as the implementing partner at provincial level given its duel
        roles, social and political. Currently national priorities are aimed at elections process, to what
        extent does this JGP implementation agenda at provincial level. A need to reflect and review the
        working structures pertaining to the project implementation.

       It is not clear what the process implementation of the JGP at provincial level. DPFASAC still awaits
        further orientation from MINFAMU on procedures to implement the program at provincial level in
        line with JGP central objectives. UNFPA Benguela like other partners took part in the workshop but
        requests more information on participation and implementation.

       Capacity building of MINFAMU and partner NGOs has began at senior management level, this has
        to continue right through the structures and CEDAW should be included in this capacity building.
        Continued training of implementing partners on effective reporting using indicators will ensure
        better performance.
       MINFAMU’s partners – Rede Mulher and OMA should develop and submit annual work plans to
        MINFAMU. Performance should be measured based on the approved work plans. Reporting
        modules should be used by implementing partners to ensure that relevant and adequate content is
        reported.
       Some JGP activities are carried out by UNIFEM’s regional office such as participating in international
        conferences. Concern was raised on effective information sharing between participants to
        international conferences including UNIFEM and partner NGOs with MINFAMU. Information
        sharing and disseminated is important to MINFAMU and linking that with other government
        sectors.
    

Output 1.2 MINFAMU Documentation Unit Reinforced
Achieved – Overall has implemented 2 out of 3 activities.
Weak point – Weak capacity and IT technical knowhow to establish the database and link it to other users
and providers of information such as NGOs in the HIV and especially the health service sector, the judiciary
system at provincial and district levels.
     An assessment of the documentation centre and the counseling centers has to done to measure
       their effectiveness, challenges and areas of improvement.



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Output 1.3: Data on socio-economic and political situation of women and men in Angola available
Achievement - Conducted needs assessments, meetings and training.
Weak point – a weak technical capacity to create a database for use by both government and non-
government stakeholders countrywide.

Output 1.4 Engendering of national budgets supported
Achievement – conducted assessments and training in gender budgeting in sector ministries.
Weak point – the technical ability to implement and monitor gender budgeting

       Our response to the report is that in the area of programming it is possible that the Ministry has
        gained the experience and technical expertise to manage the programmatic elements quite
        competently. The programme has exposed staff to gender training in a variety of ways, they have
        participated in south to south cooperation related initiatives, they are now even engaged in gender
        responsive budgeting which they were not familiar with initially.


Output 1.5 Network for women living with HIV/AIDS launched and institutional support provided
Muenho has demonstrated commitment and good implementation of activities by in partnership with RM.
It still lacks the capacity to conduct research and disseminate findings.

Output 1.6: Participation of women in national and local elections and other decision making positions
supported
Achieved – conducted assessment, information dissemination on gender equality if political and decision
making process and conducted a number of meetings with key government sectors and women’s
networks.
Weak point – has still not conducted a TOT in transformative leadership.

Output 2.1 HIV/AIDS Policy revised and gender and human rights mainstreamed
Achieved – have conducted meetings with NGO networks on HIV, leadership structures to disseminate
information on HIV/AIDS
Weak point – the HIV policy revision is being lead by MINSAU has not yet been concluded.

Output 2.2: National Gender Policy developed and submitted for approval
Achieved – numerous meetings and consultation meetings have been held by the multi-sector commission
lead by MINFAMU. A draft National Gender Policy exists.
Weak point – the National Gender Policy has still not be finalized nor consulted throughout the provinces
prior to its submission to the Ministers Council for approval. This key policy document seems a long way
yet to being finalized and approved.
     Developing the National Gender Policy has been slow. The document is still in draft form and is not
        yet ready for submission to the Minister’s Council. This is a key instrument to guide the national
        gender effort in the country and efforts to speed up its elaboration and approval need to be
        stepped up under the leadership of MINFAMU.

Output 2.3: Supported implementation of 10 year review of ICPD and Beijing Platform recommendations


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Achieved – meetings to discuss Beijing Platform of action have been conducted.
Need to build this into the national policies and continue to disseminate these recommendations down to
provincial and municipal levels.

Output 3.1 Data on violence against women and children and Harmful Traditional Practices (HTP)
available and used for advocacy
Achieved – two studies have been carried out one by MINFAMU and another by UNIFEM on aspects of
gender based violence and the two await their being approved and published. Publicity material also has
been produced for use during commemorative events.
Weak point – weak technical knowhow to install IT data base information systems to track and monitor
victims of domestic violence.

Output 3.2: Law proposal on Domestic Violence designed and presented for approval
Achieved – the draft law on Domestic Violence has been submitted to the council of ministers for approval.
Weak point – to lobby government, parliament, civil society and gather public opinion in support for the
speedy approval of this draft law.

Output 3.3: Support services for victims/survivors of domestic violence strengthened
Achieved – a study on has been done, an action plan against domestic violence has been elaborated and
publicity and awareness material has been produced the leadership of MINFAMU.
Weak point – setting up a data base system to track victims of domestic violence has not yet been
established.

Output 3.4: CEDAW integrated in legal, policy, planning and programming frameworks
Achieved – training of government officials on CEDAW has taken place at provincial level.
Weak point – only 2 out 9 of the activities have been completed this far, 4 are ongoing and 3 have not yet
been implemented. Implementing of these activities is falling behind schedule and need to be completed
within the remaining timeframe of the project.

Output 3.5: Angolan Women Lawyers Association strengthened
Weak point – This output has not been achieved at all. The Angolan Women Lawyers Association, due to
its internal circumstances has been unable to engage in JGP’s activities. This partnership needs to be
reviewed to consider the future of this partnership.

Output 3.6: Security Council Resolution 1325 implemented
Weak point: Only one out of three activities of this output have been carried out. Once again the capacity
to give technical support to implement and monitor the Security Council Resolution 1325 has to be secured
by MINFAMU to ensure the implementation of these activities.

Output 4.1: Women engaged in decent work
Achieved – a business women’s association exists in Luanda and this has expected to be duplicated at
Provincial level. Benguela province has already formed a business with affiliate associations in some
provinces exist. One workshop has been facilitated for the Business Women’s Association by MINFAMU
was held in 2007.


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Weak point – only two of 6 activities for this output have been carried out. Further activities such as
technical assistance, training in business management, gender, HIV and AIDS and Domestic Violence need
to be carried out. Economic empowerment of women activities has been limited to training only so far.
The economic empowerment program with the Business women’s association has so far only implemented
one workshop for the business women.

RECOMMENDATIONS AND OPPORTUNITIES
Output 1.1: Strengthen the capacity of MINFAMU and the CCMG
    Continued strengthening MINFAMU’s gender unit through technical support and capacity building
      in program management, monitoring and evaluation and UN financial norms and procedures.
    Financial CTA to support and strengthen the capacity of the Gender unit while preparing for the
      final hand over.
    Urgently recruit a senior finance officer for the JGP office in MINFAMU. There is a strong urge to
      relinquish greater autonomy to MINFAMU to manage the program. This implies strengthening the
      capacity of the unit by recruiting a stronger professional team including a senior financial officer.
    Continued capacity building NGO implementing partners in monitoring and effective
      implementation of the program activities at provincial level in coordination with MINFAMU’s
      provincial directorates.
    MINFAMU needs to strengthen its coordination with its provincial directorates on the JGP
      implementation. Clarify procedures for the effective launch and implementation of JGP activities in
      Benguela and other provinces including funding and resource allocation to the provincial
      implementing partners. A logical framework at provincial level needs to be developed in order to
      clarify the JGP objectives, results, indicators and activities to guide the implementing partners and
      monitoring processes.
    Review the current disbursement of funds procedures in view of the scheduled phase out of
      management and hand over to MINFAMU. UN agencies should consider how to effectively begin to
      phase out the administrative and financial management of the JGP while securing continued
      technical support in critical areas such as financial and program management, advocacy, lobbying
      and policy development.
    Reinforce resource mobilization by UN partner agencies and MINFAMU to raise the remaining
      ............. to cover the funding gap before the end of the program. In an effort to win greater donor
      interest and support for gender activities, MINFAMU needs show positive outputs for efforts made
      in the gender effort. Advocacy and the speedy approval of any or all two of the key policy
      documents; The National Gender Policy, The Law Against Domestic Violence would be a strategic
      achievement sending a positive message on government’s commitment and delivery on
      commitments made to women. UNDP could take to lead among UN agencies to step up resource
      mobilization.
    There is a need to review the indicators of the JGP and build them in throughout the reporting
      modules of all implementing partners such as OMA, Rede Mulher. To design a reporting model that
      will guide the partners to include more detail and substance of the implementation activities.
    Both Rede Mulher and OMA have an extensive network at the grassroots level offering an
      opportunity to design specific community based activities with NGO and CBO to have an immediate
      and visible impact at a local level. This will help improve the visibility and relevance of the program
      beyond the institutional level.



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       To decentralize the implementation of the JGP by establishing a provincial implementation
        commission that will add local dynamics to the program and ensure that it is driven by the needs
        and priorities felt at provincial level. To integrate the JGP work plan into the provincial gender work
        plan so it can begin to be implemented and financed by both government and JGP funds.
       In view of a phased out handover in the JGM management and coordination, MINFAMU’s national
        directorates should take a greater role in implementation of the programs activities, incorporating
        the program into the mainstream MINFAMU activities. Funds should be channelled directly to
        MINFAMU for management and implementation of the JGP. UN partners should help strengthen
        its capacity to implement with greater flexibility in a decentralized manner of program
        implementation at provincial level.
       Greater information sharing after participation in international seminars and workshops between
        UNIFEM’s regional office and MINFAMU such as participating in international conferences. This
        information should then be shared with other government sectors by MINFAMU as a way of
        updating key government policy and decision makers aware of development and trends.

       UNDP should have a greater role in the hand over and assume the “risk to experiment” putting
        MINFAMU to take the leading role in management and implementing the JGP. The JGP partnership
        on good governance with Ministry of Planning should serve as the link with MINFAMU.
       MINFAMU should increase its capacity to participate in more aspects of the good governance
        program in partnership UNDP. Gender equality should be mainstreamed in UNDP’s governance
        program and the poverty alleviation program as this will broadened its impact at municipally and
        local levels. This way, the JGP program can source funds from the governance and poverty
        alleviation donors to supplement its own activities.
       The JGP should be decentralized to the provincial level. More training and capacity building of
        MINFAMU and its provincial government departments to strengthen the implementation of the
        program by both government and NGO provincial implementing partners.
       A much clearer reflection of commitment to gender equality has to be integrated into the
        government at central and provincial levels. Despite expressed intensions, little has been done to
        effectively increase the number of women in senior and decision making ranks at central and
        provincial levels of government. MINFAMU should take the lead in advocating for this with the
        support of the UN’s good governance program.
       Consider incorporating Luanda into the program with specific activities in order to set a faster pace
        of the program implementation with tangible results.
       MINFAMU should report and show case concrete gender outputs and success attained by the JGP
        and previous efforts as a way of attract the interest of potential donors.
       The current implementation strategy of the JGP program was born of the post-war era. This needs
        to be reviewed and revised to suit the current economic rehabilitation environment that the
        program is being implemented.

Output 1.2 MINFAMU Documentation Unit Reinforced
    Technical support to the MINFAMU Documentation centre should be strengthened both with skills
      and IT equipment and materials.
    Link MINFAMU’s data base systems to other sources of valuable information on domestic violence
      and HIV/AIDS prevalence, testing and treatment such as the health posts and counselling centres
      run by government, NGO and religious organizations at provincial and municipal level using the
      networks of OMA and Rede Mulher.


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       Strengthen methods of information sharing of MINFAMU’s data base to senior policy makers,
        planners, health and education service providers, social interest groups and others as a way of
        sensitizing the public, influencing decision making processes and stimulating engagement and
        greater information collection and sharing with the users.

Output 1.3: Data on socio-economic and political situation of women and men in Angola available
    Continued technical support and IT equipment to Rede Mulher, OMA and MINFAMU for data
      collection and analysis,
    Training of provincial statistics officers on gender desegregated data collection methods,
    Establish linkages between MINFAMU and Ministry of Planning’s data base and statistics systems in
      order to broaden the data base and enhance information sharing between the two sector
      ministries, partner and stakeholders.
    Install the gender desegregated data base in the Ministry of Planning and its provincial directorates.

Output 1.4 Engendering of national budgets supported
    Complete assessment of National budget formulation in three provinces and disseminate findings
    Continued training of senior planners in gender budgeting at central level.

Output 1.5 Network for women living with HIV/AIDS launched and institutional support provided
    Support and strengthen the capacity of Muenho to conduct the gender analysis for Home Based
      Care.
    Carry out gender analysis in Home Based Care and disseminate findings.

Output 1.6: Participation of women in national and local elections and other decision making positions
supported
    Women’s participation in 2008 elections process and politics. Given that Angola is going for
      elections this year and partnership that JGP between government and the UN greater effort should
      be made to use the JGP to lobby and advocate political parties and all the processes to ensure
      greater participation of women in the 2008 elections process. MINFAMU should explore greater
      collaboration and partnership with UNDP’s good governance program to strengthen their advocacy
      and lobby components drawing from the experiences and resources that that program brings. For
      this effort MINFAMU should take the lead to engage government while OMA could ensure that its
      affiliate party MPLA respect and ensures greater participation of women candidates in the elections
      process.
    Further training should be given to provincial government, political party leaders and church
      leaders in order to strengthen their capacities to promote gender sensitive actions at all ranks both
      in government structures and civil activities.

Output 2.1 HIV/AIDS Policy revised and gender and human rights mainstreamed
    Ministry of Health should update MINFAMU on the status of gender and Human Rights analysis of
      the HIV/AIDS policy followed by a policy dialogue with parliamentarians to discuss the findings.

Output 2.2: National Gender Policy developed and submitted for approval


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       Though all three activities of this output has been carried for this output, the National Gender
        Policy has not yet been finalized nor submitted for approval.
       MINFAMU needs to exert greater effort to speed up and conclude with the elaboration of the
        National Gender Policy, conduct the provincial consultations and submit this policy to the Minister’s
        council for approval.

Output 3.1 Data on violence against women and children and Harmful Traditional Practices (HTP)
available and used for advocacy
    Data and information on violence against women is collected at different points in the health, social
       and judicial sectors. Greater information flow and sharing is required during the management
       meetings and steering committee meetings in order to avoid blockages and impasses such as the
       case of the UNICEF study.

Output 3.2: Law proposal on Domestic Violence designed and presented for approval
    The law on Domestic Violence has been approved and is in its final stages of being amended. Effort
      should be given to NGO partners to disseminate this law to the communities and monitor it’s
      application.
    Advocate for tightening of the penal code in order to punish offender and this way discourage
      perpetuation of violence against women.

Output 3.3: Support services for victims/survivors of domestic violence strengthened

       Strengthen the capacity of MINFAMU counselling centres and improve the equipment and material
        for improved service delivery.

       Continued efforts to advocate for tougher penal code to punish domestic violence offenders.
        Currently MINFAMU and DPFASAC are working in collaboration with OMA at central and provincial
        level to address this problem.

Output 3.4: CEDAW integrated in legal, policy, planning and programming frameworks
    Strengthen the technical capacity for MINFAMU to conduct sensitization a workshop for the
      constitutional commission, government and private sector on CEDAW.
    Support MINFAMU to strengthen its capacity to advocate for the adaptation of CEDAW framework
      for its adoption and implementation.

Output 3.5: Angolan Women Lawyers Association strengthened

       MISAU’s Gender Unit should reflect and review its partnership with the Women Lawyers
        Association as no activities could be carried out as the association is currently “dysfunctional.”


Output 3.6: Security Council Resolution 1325 implemented
    Giver greater support to MINFAMU implement activities aimed at implementing and monitoring
      Resolution 1325.



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Output 4.1: Women engaged in decent work
    Give the Association of Business Women greater support such as training in business financial
      management coupled with support towards securing financing mechanisms for start-up and
      expansion of business initiatives.
    The Business Women’s Association needs greater technical training in business management, IT
      and support to access credit facilities for SMEs and business initiatives.
    There is a need to develop institutional infrastructure that ensure access of women to economic
      empowerment.

SUSTAINABILITY

Program and financial management of the JGP is critical for the sustainability of the program. UNIFEM’s
responsibility as management agent of the program is meant to phased with a handover to the
Government thereafter. Therefore it is critical that MINFAMU’s gender unit demonstrate technical skills,
transparency in both financial procedures and program management skill for the smooth handover and
sustainability of the program.

Staff: In this light MINFAMU’s gender unit has since recruited a program coordinator and a project officer
who will interface between central and provincial government and implementing partners.

A qualified and experienced financial assistant has been identified and the process of recruitment is in
course. It is expected that the recruitment should finalized by end June and installed by 1 st July 2009 to
complete the team. Currently the gender unit is composed of a coordinator, program officer, a secretary
and a driverThe unit still lacks adequate capacity on the financial management and a financial officer is still
in the process recruitment.

Program integration: At its inception, the JGP was perceived as a separate program from the rest of
MINFAMU’s programs. In order to change this and guarantee its integration into the core of MINFAMU’s
program, JGP secretariat has positioned itself as a funding mechanism for MINFAMU gender
mainstreaming program incorporating all its key departments: DNPC, DNDP, DNPF, and GEPE). There is a
need to appropriate JGP activities for direct implementation by MINFAMU’s key departments.

The JGP activities continue to be an integral priority of government and will be included in the next 5 year
plan.

The JGP continues relevant to the ministry in capacity building of senior government officials in gender,
domestic violence, gender budgeting to influence policy and legislature through which instruments are
being developed for advocacy. The surveys and studies that have been carried out are used as important
tools to gather and disseminate information both within and between ministries.

MINFAMU has gained the experience and technical expertise to manage the programmatic elements. The
programme has exposed staff to gender training in a variety of ways, they have participated in south to
south cooperation related initiatives. Currently MINFAMU senior staff are engaged in gender responsive
budgeting which, something they were not familiar with initially.




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Funding modalities: UN donor agencies need to review their funding and management modalities in
relation to the JGP while seeking solutions to current funding delays, communication channels and
obstacles in so doing improving solutions for the implementation of the program to MINFAMU and its
partners.

Financial mobilization: A high level UN and MINFAMU should meet to reflect on the phase out of the
project and strategic donor mobilization for JGP and the country’s gender effort. In the light of UN
requirements for an effective handover and phase out of the JGP program management, MINFAMU has to
harmonize its accounting system to enable for the direct transfer of UN funds into MINFAMU’s general
accounts systems as well as an institutional assessment and training carried.
Currently UNIFEM is applying the advanced payment system for program’s operation which is to a certain
extent limiting and inflexible for daily operations.
The UN donors agencies need to continue to mobilize and assist MINFAMU to restore the confidence of
gender donors by demonstrating positive achievements and impact on policy, government commitment
and legislature.

Program relevance: The JGP activities and implementations strategies need to be revised in the light of
current changes and economic/socio and political environment in order to maintain the relevance of the
program.

CONCLUSIONS:

The JGP was conceived as the UN’s partnership to compliment government’s national gender effort. The
program is based within the institutional structure of MINFAMU, and is an integral part of MINFAMU’s
activities. JGP staff, offices and operations equipment is incorporated within MINFAMU’s physical space
and compliments MINFAMU priority areas of action. HIV/AIDS, domestic violence and gender equality
remain a priority and the challenge on how to integrate gender equality in all other government sectors.
The UN partners use pool funding mechanism managed by UNIFEM applying UN management norms and
procedures. The physical absence of UNIFEM has posed operations challenges such as delays in
disbursements, daily operations and communication due to language barriers, distance, information
sharing and other program management related actions. Nonetheless the UN partner agencies have given
continuous technical support to MINFAMU’s gender unit which acts as the secretariat of the program and
upheld regular steering committee and management meetings. UN donated funds are disbursed directly
to MINFAMU and NGO partner for program implementation.
Opportunities lie in strengthening MINFAMU’s capacity to lobby and advocate for policy development and
approval of key documents such as the National Gender Policy and the dissemination of the law against
domestic at community level. The participation of women in political processes and decision making
remains well below SADC’s recommended minimum 30% at all levels therefore MINFAMU has to exert
greater effort to lobby and advocate for the attainment of this goal. MINFAMU should explore closer
partnership between the JGP and the UN system’s Good Governance program to strengthen it’s capacity
and resources required to achieve this goal.
The UN system should reflect on adjusting its strategy of engagement and do less direct management of
program resources to building the capacity of MINFAMU to strategically mobilize, advocate, lobby and
build a critical mass that will ensure delivery on gender issues and implementation of adequate gender
sensitive policies.
MINFAMU’s Gender Unit coordinates the overall program implementation working directly to mainstream
gender in key government sector ministries, policy makers, parliamentarians, provincial government and
NGO implementing partners – Rede Mulher and OMA. Though MINFAMU’s Gender Unit is the overall


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coordinator of the program, the two NGOs’ implementing partners each have each signed separate MOUs
directly with UNIFEM Gender and receive their funds directly, independent of MINFAMU structures. This
arrangement poses a degree of added coordination challenges as the NGO’s reporting and financing
priorities lie with the funding agencies before the coordinator. Likewise information and performance
standards and norms fall for the implementing partners seem to be shared or divided vaguely between the
funding agency, UNIFEM and the coordinating entity, MINFAMU.
This far, the JGP’s implementation has been mainly in Luanda at the central MINFAMU and sector
ministries, parliament level and much less at provincial level. The partner NGO’s have been working more
on the grassroots level, with an easier outreach to at the provincial and municipal level. The provincial
government structures, particularly MINFAMU’s provincial directorates seem less aware of the JGP
operation models and have had much less training and capacity in gender mainstreaming in their specific
sectors such as planning, statistics, health, leadership and economic development.
The JGP only covers part of Angola’s provinces leaving out the majority of the country with similar and
sometimes more pressing development challenges. There is an expressed need by implementing partners
to expand the program to the rest of the country in order to begin to address and reverse social challenges
posed by gender inequality in leadership and other challenges.
The JGP’s funding gap has to be addressed by both the UN agencies and government with urgency.
Fundraising strategies have to be used to revamp donor interest in gender including show casing successes
attained this far in the gender effort, approval and application of progressive gender sensitive policies and
laws, greater accountability and transparency. UNDP and its partner UN agencies expressed a need to
strengthen collaboration with MINFAMU while seeking to be part of the solution making process to
challenges faced in up lifting gender equality in Angola.




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        Annex 1

                                                  Terms of Reference



                                 Angola Joint Gender Programme Mid-Term Review



A. Background

The Government of Angola with technical and financial support from UNDP, UNFPA and UNIFEM has been be
implementing a four year Programme (2005 – 2008) to build the capacity of the Ministry of the Family and Promotion
of Women (MINFAMU) as well as selected NGOs in various areas. Specifically the Programme addresses the need to
build and strengthen national capacity for advocating and mainstreaming gender and human rights into various
development processes in Angola, thus contributing to gender equality and the empowerment of Angolan women. In
order to accomplish this it focuses on the following main areas:
i) Strengthening the capacity of MINFAMU, the Multi-Sectoral Gender Committees at national level and in selected
Provinces as well as key women’s organizations;
ii) Supporting policy development and dialogue, especially the National Gender Policy and ensuring that gender and
human rights are mainstreamed into the HIV/AIDS policy and Strategic Framework;
iii) Improving protection of women’s civil and political rights, including the review and reform of key laws using the
Convention on the Elimination of all forms of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW) and design of an awareness
campaign to ensure the provisions of CEDAW and other legal frameworks such as the Family Law Code are well
known through the development of an advocacy strategy, training and support services for addressing violence
against women and children;



iv) Supporting the socio-economic empowerment of women and their families, targeting disadvantaged women and
their families through inter alia the creation of community-based cooperatives and business training skills and
information that integrates Human Rights, gender based violence and HIV and AIDS.



As part of the Monitoring and Evaluation component of the Joint Programme Document a Mid term review of the
Programme will be conducted to inter alia ascertain the following:



B. Objectives of the overall review



    The main objectives of the proposed review are to: (i) take stock of current programme achievements, problems
    and opportunities; (ii) verify the continued relevance and pertinence of the Joint Gender Programme (JGP) as well
    as the related sustainability; (iv) identify the necessary adjustments, if any, in project design, objectives, strategies
    and implementation arrangement in light of changes in the environment; (v) make recommendations on how to
    improve performance of the JGP; (vi) identify areas which the funding and implementing partners and programme
    management should pay specific attention to in order to achieve project objectives.



C. Scope and elements of the review




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    1. Scope of the Mid-Term Review. The review will cover the following areas; (i) analysis of the context and
       environment for successful implementation and design of the Programme; (ii) implementation of all
       programme outputs and activities (quantity, quality and utility); (vi) outcomes, effects and impact; and (vii)
       sustainability.


    2. The Design of the Programme. Using all relevant documents, the mid-term review team will assess the
       validity of the assumptions and premises that formed the basis for the design and implementation of the JGP
       to determine their correctness and continued relevance. The programme’s enabling environment will also be
       assessed to determine ownership and support by its partners and beneficiaries.


    3. Programme Governance and Management. The mid-term review team will also assess the management
       structure of the JGP, its functions and performance in order to determine its adequacy and effectiveness. JGP
       management will also be assessed especially as it relates to the leadership for implementation of programme
       activities, monitoring and reporting systems, including analysis of work plan activities against agreed budgets,
       so as to determine their relevance and compatibility with provisions, objectives and activities as designed.


    4. Programme Implementation. The implementation of the programme components and activities will be
       reviewed in order to take stock of the quantity and quality of achievements, compare them with what was
       planned and ascertain the likelihood of the programme achieving its objectives.


    5. The review will examine the JGP’s instruments for planning and monitoring and assess their adequacy.
       These will include but not be limited to annual work programs and budgets, six-monthly progress and financial
       reports and audit reports.


    6. The review will examine the adequacy of inputs for the delivery of project outputs and the timelines of the
       delivery of such inputs. The inputs will include selection criteria of consultants, service providers, equipment
       and other material inputs.


    7. With regard to financing, the mid-term review will compare the JGP budget with actual disbursements,
       timeliness of disbursement of funds, and implementing partners’ absorptive capacity.


    8. Outputs, Impact and Sustainability. The mid-term review will assess the programmes overall outputs and will
       compare quantity and quality of the outputs produced with what was planned and will determine whether the
       mid-term review will assess programme outcomes. Effect and impact (or prospects of impact). Based on
       these assessments, the team will identify specific constraints and opportunities and make specific
       recommendations on how to improve programme performance and consider its future expansion and
       sustainability.


    9. Conclusions and Recommendations: the review, based on its findings and observations, will draw conclusions
       and make recommendations for decision making on the future direction of the JGP.


D. Methodology




    (i)     Meeting with National Project Coordinator, UNDP, UNFPA, UNIFEM as well as the coordinators of OMA
            and Rede Mulher to discuss the review exercise, the methodology and approaches to be used;


    (ii)    Review all documentation related to the JGP (programme document, work plans and budgets, progress
            reports, minutes, concept papers, workshop and mission reports, monitoring visit reports etc.);




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    (iii)       Discussions with the beneficiaries of the JGP on the relevance of the project including to the Provinces
                where necessary,


    (iv)        Discussions with representatives of organizations and international agencies that work in gender on the
                relevance of the project, its design, its effectiveness and impact, challenges and long-term sustainability;
                More importantly the review will also ascertain how a greater involvement of partners not currently
                benefiting from the Programme can be included in the subsequent initiatives.


    (v)         Review of the programme management arrangements to assess effectiveness in its implementation;


    (vi)        Preparation by the Consultant of preliminary and final reports on the mid-term review of the programme
                with conclusions and recommendations. The preliminary report will be submitted to MINFAMU, UNDP,
                UNFPA, UNIFEM as well as OMA and Rede Mulher before departure and final report two weeks after the
                mission completion in both Portuguese and English.


E. Output



    18. A report on the mid-term review with its conclusions and recommendations.


F. Duration



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    19. The consultancy will be for a total of 10 working days from the 17 – 28 March 2008.


G. Qualifications required:



In view of the assigned task the lead international consultant shall possess the following qualifications:

           Possess a postgraduate degree with more than five years experience working in the area of gender and
            women’s rights.
           Good analytical and gender analysis skills
           At least five years experience in a management position and organizational development skills will be an
            added advantage.
           Have extensive experience in conducting evaluations.
           Have experience in working with communities.
           Must speak and write in English and Portuguese.


The national consultation will have the following qualifications and skills



           Possess a first degree or diploma in gender and development or at least five years in related work area.
           Have experience in conducting evaluations
           Have experience in working with communities


Details of the last evaluation conducted with the contact details of the organisation may be requested.




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H. Remuneration



Payment will be made in accordance with UNDP rules and procedures, which will be outlined in contract issued. 50%
will be paid on presentation of the first draft and the other 50 % on presentation of a satisfactory final draft.


I. Disclaimer



The material arising from the consultancy shall be the property of members of the Joint Gender Programme and
cannot be used without their express consent.




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      ANNEX 2
      LIST OF INTERVIEWS
 Date      Name                                   Institution and Title

 24/04/08 Ms. Nomcebo Manzini                     UNIFEM Regional Office, Johannesburg

 25/04/08                                         MINFAMU Gender Unit

              Dra. Margarida Ulizavo              JGP Coordinator



              Sr. Jose Broa,                      MINFAMU, JGP Project Officer



 28/04/08                                         DPFASAC Benguela

              Dalina Carlos                       Director

              Beatriz Naquinda                    DPFASAC, Technical

              Ilda Marisa Carlos Aguas            DPFASAC Head of Dept.

              Maria Josefina Marques              DPFASAC Head of Dept.

 28/04/08                                            UNFPA Benguela:

                  Doctor Conceicao Canga,         Technical Counselor for Reproductive Health

                  Sra. Riqueta Mendes,               Family Planning Officer

                                                  UNFPA officer
                  Doctor Denis



 28/04/08                                         OMA, Benguela

              Ms. Anabela de Trinidade Jordao,    OMA Provincial Secretary

              Ms. Elsa Amado,                     Legal and Social Affairs Officer



 28/04/08 Doctor Teresa Sambo                     CICA




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 28/04/08                                     UNFPA Benguela

                  Doctor Conceicao Canga      Technical Counsellor for Reproductive Health

                  Sra. Riqueta Mendes         Family Planning Officer

                  Dr. Denis                   UNFPA officer



 28/04/08                                     IECA

              Sra. Celina Moko                Executive Management

 28/04/08                                     PROMAICA

              Teresa Palmira Segunda          President



 28/04/08                                     Asssociação de Mulhers Empresárias de
                                              Benguela

                                              President
              Teresa Borjes

 30/05/08                                     Muenho

              Dr Katum,

              Sra Inês Gaspar                 Vice-president

              Rosa Pedro                      Executive Secretary, project assistant.




 02/05/08                                     UNFPA Angola

              Dra Maria Gabriela Simas,       Program Officer

              Madam Safiathu Singhateh,       Regional Gender Advisor




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 02/05/08                                      Ministry of Planning

              Pedro Kiala                      Gender focal person

              Sra. Ana Paula dos Santos        Gender focal



 03/05/08                                      Rede Mulher

              Fernanda Ricardo ,               NGO links officer

              Miguel de Jesus                  General Assistant




 05/05/08                                      UNICEF

              Roshni Basu                      ACSD M&E Specialist



 05/05/08                                      United Nations Development Program

              Gita Welch                                Country director
              Fatima
                                                        Gender focal point
              Ana Graça
                                                        Head of Governance cluster



 05/05/08                                      MINFAMU

              H.E. Celeste                     Minister

 05/05/08                                      MINFAMU (DNPC, DNDM, DNPF and GEPE)

              Emilia Fernandes                 Director of GEPE

              Maria Mjava Madina               National Director for the Directorate of
                                               Women

                                               National Director for Promotion and
              Margarida Ulisavo,
                                               Coordination
              Alberta Laurinda J. Domingos,
                                               Head of Department for Family Policy




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 05/05/08 OMA

              Alice Dombolo chivaca                    Secretária Nacional adjunta

              Carolina Cerqueira                       Secretária dos Assuntos Jurídicos

              Serafina Pinto                           Aconselhamento e solidariedade

              Adélia de Carvalho                       Coord.CDA/CNac

              Denis Almeida                            Assistente Financeiro

              Josefina Gomes                           OMA Provincial

              Eulália Maria Alves Rocha e Silva        OMA Provincial




ANNEX 3
Findings Chart: Current Programme Achievements

 Outcome 1: Strengthen the capacity of government institutions (MINFAMU and CCMG) and civil
 society organizations in mainstreaming gender into development policies, programs and
 projects.

 Strategy 1: Capacity building and strengthening of MINFAMU, CCMG and women’s organizations.

 Output 1.1: Strengthen the capacity of MINFAMU and the CCMG

 Indicators                    Activities                                      Status/Comments

     1. CCMG                   1.1.1 Prepare TORs and recruit                     MINFAMU, 2006
        revitalized            international consultant and national
                               consultants to undertake an institutional
     2. Number of
                               assessment of MINFAMU for
        manuals and
                               mainstreaming gender and human rights
        tools developed
                               (CEDAW)
     3. Number of
                               1.1.2 Organize 2 day consultation with             MINFAMU, 2006,
        people, male
                               members of CCMG to redefine roles and               2007
        and female
                               responsibilities and define action plan at
        trained
                               national level and in 3 provinces

                               1.1.3 Conduct training needs assessment            MINFAMU, 2007
                               and a focus on mainstreaming gender
                               analysis, human rights and HIV/AIDS for
                               MINFAMU and CCMG (3 provinces)




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                               1.1.4 Adapt and or develop appropriate      Not yet done
                               training materials and tools for gender
                               mainstreaming

                               1.1.5 Conduct 5 training sessions based         MINFAMU, 2006,
                               on findings of needs assessments and             2007
                               manuals and tools developed for
                               MINFAMU and CCMG (including one
                               TOT)

                               1.1.6 Set up and operate secretariat of     Not yet done
                               the CCMG

                               1.1.7 Host 2 one day CCMG information           MINFAMU, 2007
                               sharing meetings annually                        during the 1.1.3
                                                                                consultations



                               1.1.8 Conduct refresher training for        Not yet implemented
                               National Network of Gender Trainers         dependent on identification
                                                                           of international consultant.
                                                                           Held a reflection meeting
                                                                           with gender trainers.

                               1.1.9 South to South cooperation visit to       MINFAMU, 2006.
                               selected countries                               Two trips in 2006,
                                                                                Zimbabwe and
                                                                                Mozambique

                               1.1.10 Support networking and                   MINFAMU, 2006,
                               participation in international                   2007, 2008
                               conferences, training programs

 Output 1.2 MINFAMU Documentation Unit Reinforced

 Functional database           1.2.1 Undertake rapid needs assessment          MINFAMU, 2006
 and webpage on                of MINFAMU documentation unit and
 accurate, gender              implement recommendations
 related information
                               1.2.2 Create webpage on gender and              MINFAMU, 2007
 established
                               development in Angola




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                               1.2.3 Create database on gender and          Not yet carried out. GEPE
                               development NGOs and consultants             (Gabinete de Estudos e
                                                                            Planiamento) is taking the
                                                                            lead in implementing this
                                                                            activity.

                               1.2.4 Publish half bi-annual newsletter          MINFAMU, 2007-8
                                                                                 have made only one
                                                                                 publication

 Output 1.3: Data on socio-economic and political situation of women and men in Angola
 available

 Number of male and            1.3.1 Review current system and                  MINFAMU, RM, OMA
 female planning               competence for data collection and                2007-8
 officials trained in          storage in MINFAMU, Rede Mulher and
 application of gender         OMA including requirements
 analysis increased
                               1.3.2 Install appropriate data information          Not yet implemented
                               management systems

                               1.3.3 Set up gender Task force (from             Under
                               CCMG members) and define action plan              implementation,
                               to ensure gender mainstreaming in                 group has been
                               census process                                    formed and needs to
                                                                                 strengthen its
                                                                                 capacity

                               1.3.4 Train national statistics officers,        MINPLAN, INE,
                               planners and census enumerators to                MINFAMU, 2007 one
                               collect analyze and apply gender                  training has been
                               disaggregated data as part of UNFPA               carried out. Need to
                               support to INE under PDS                          carryout same
                                                                                 training at provincial
                                                                                 level. Need capacity
                                                                                 building of INE staff in
                                                                                 gender and statistics

                               1.3.5 Publish: Women and men in Angola       Not yet carried out and not
                                                                            planned this far.

                               1.3.6 Conduct workshop to develop            Not yet carried out, planned
                               gender sensitive monitoring indicators       for 2008
                               for MDGs, PRSPs etc




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                               1.3.7 Participate in compilation of MDG         MINFAMU, NGOs,
                               report                                           CCMG, 2005, 2006
                                                                                outside JGP activities

 Output 1.4 Engendering of national budgets supported

     1. Number of              1.4.1 Conduct assessment of national            MINFAMU, 2007-8
        NGOs trained in        budget formulation process at national           will be concluded by
        gender                 and provincial level (in 3 provinces)            mid-2008.
        budgeting
                               1.4.2 Conduct gender analysis of budgets    Not yet implemented,
        analysis
                               training and link to PRSP for MINFAMU,      depends on conclusion of
     2. Increased              CCMG and women’s organizations and          1.4.1
        number                 elaborate action plan for monitoring
        national/provin        budgeting processes
        cial budget
        plans taking into 1.4.3 Conduct advocacy training for                  MINFAMU, 2007 for
        account a         gender sensitive budgets                              CCMG and NGOs and
        gender and                                                              Provincial
        human rights                                                            directorates. Plan to
        dimension                                                               give training for
                                                                                senior planners at
                                                                                ministry level for
                                                                                2008

                               1.4.4 Implement gender budget action        Not yet implemented
                               and monitoring plan

 Output 1.5 Network for women living with HIV/AIDS launched and institutional support provided

     1. Number of NGO          1.5.1 Host a 2-day consultative meeting         RM, NGOs, 2006,
        staff trained          with women living with HIV/AIDS in               2007
        and working as         Luanda and action plan - launch network
        advocates on
                               1.5.2 Adapt training materials on gender,       MINFAMU, RM, 2007-
        gender issues,
                               human rights and HIV/AIDS                        8
     2. Number of
        women and              1.5.3 Conduct two 3-day gender and              RM, NGOs 2006, 2007
        men trained in         human rights training for women living
        gender analysis,       with HIV/AIDS
        human rights           1.5.4 Develop statutes, strategy and            RM, NGOs 2006-7
        and HIV/AIDS           support establishment and operations
                               for women’s network




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                               1.5.5 Host at least two policy dialogues       RM, NGOs 2007
                               between women living with HIV/AIDS
                               and parliamentarians

                               1.5.6 Facilitate 4 dialogue forums and         MINFAMU, RM,
                               debates between women and men,                  2007
                               young and old to discuss gender,
                               violence and HIV/AIDS

                               1.5.7 Undertake gender analysis of home    Not yet implemented
                               based care work in three communities

                               1.5.8 Disseminate research findings and    Not yet implemented,
                               engage in advocacy and link to gender      dependent on 1.5.7
                               analysis of budgets and PRSP

                               1.5.9 Support participation of women           MINFAMU, RM,2006,
                               living with HIV/AIDS in international           2007
                               conferences and symposia

 Output 1.6: Participation of women in national and local elections and other decision making
 positions supported

 Number of Women           1.6.1 Undertake an assessment to                   MINFAMU, 2008
 trained to participant in determine levels of women’s
 governance structures     participation in private and public sector

                               1.6.2 Disseminate results of assessment        planned to publish
                               and define plan for supporting women’s          reports July 2008.
                               involvement in positions of decision
                               making in the private and public sector
                               especially parliament and cabinet

                               1.6.3 Host one TOT workshop on             Not yet implemented
                               transformative leadership

                               1.6.4 Host eight national and provincial       MINFAMU, 2008 held
                               workshops on transformative leadership          one so far on
                               for women to participate in national            women’s
                               elections                                       participation in
                                                                               electoral processes,
                                                                               with funding of
                                                                               MINFAMU and
                                                                               Development
                                                                               Workshop – Canada




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 Outcome 2: Increased production of women’s rights, access to justice by women and increased
 awareness by Angolan women on their civil, political and socio-economic rights

 Strategy 2: Support the Policy development and dialogue

 Output 2.1 HIV/AIDS Policy revised and gender and human rights mainstreamed

     1. Gender             2.1.1 Conduct gender and human rights       activity lead by Ministry of
        mainstreamed       analysis of current HIV/AIDS policy and     Health
        in the HIV/AIDS    strategy framework and develop
        policy,            framework for gender sensitive and
                           human rights centred policy and strategy
     2. Number of male
                           framework
        and female
        policy makers,     2.1.2 Host one-day policy dialogue with     Not yet implemented
        justice officials, parliamentarians to disseminate findings
        traditional        and sensitize them on the issues
        leaders,
        planners, police 2.1.3 Organize training for members of            MINFAMU, NGO,
        and health         AIDS council, traditional leaders,               PNLS, 2007, Malange,
        workers trained planners, police justice, lawyers, on               Cuando Cubango,
        at national and    gender, human rights and HIV/AIDS at             Cunene
        provincial level   national and provincial level

 Output 2.2 : National Gender Policy developed and submitted for approval

     1. Participatory   2.2.1 Set up National Gender Policy Task           MINFAMU, CCGM
        National Gender Force from members of the CCMG                      2006
        Policy
                        2.2.2 Host one day workshop to define              MINFAMU, CCGM
        elaborated
                        TORs and action plan for task force                 2006

                               2.2.3 Implement action plan                 MINFAMU, CCMG,
                                                                            2007

 Output 2.3: Supported implementation of 10 year review of ICPD and Beijing Platform
 recommendations

     1. Number of              2.3.1 Host national and provincial          MINFAMU, MINPLAN
        recommendatio          consultation to brief on outcomes of         2007 including
        ns implemented         ICPD and B+10 review and develop             capacity building on
        (ICPD and BDFA)        action plan                                  B+10

 Strategy 3: Improved protection of women’s civil and political rights and access to justice

 Output 3.1 Data on violence against women and children and Harmful Traditional Practices (HTP)
 available and used for advocacy




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     1. At least one           3.1.1 Undertake study on violence             UNICEF,MINFAMU
        study on GBV           against women and girls in selected            2007, plan to
                               provinces linking HIV/AIDS and poverty         disseminate
     2. Functional MIS
                                                                              information of survey
        for VAW
                                                                              in July 2008.
                                                                              Discussions between
                                                                              MINFAMU and
                                                                              UNICEF on
                                                                              procedures and way
                                                                              forward on the
                                                                              UNICEF survey.

                               3.1.2 Repackage research findings and     Not done, awaiting approval
                               distribute for advocacy                   of study by MINFAMU



                               3.1.3 Develop and implement advocacy            MINFAMU, 2007 The
                               and social mobilization strategy to end          national action plan
                               violence against women and girls and             against domestic
                               HTP                                              violence done.
                                                                                Enriched with
                                                                                contributions and
                                                                                consultation in all
                                                                                provinces. Awaits
                                                                                approval and
                                                                                adoption by
                                                                                Minister’s council.

                               3.1.4 Provide technical assistance to     Not yet implemented. The
                               develop management information            MINFAMU counselling
                               systems (MIS) for tracking violence       centers have been
                               against women and girls,                  established and are collecting
                                                                         data that will later be
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                               3.1.5 Produce knowledge including                 MINFAMU, 2007-8
                               videos, publication on research, fact              production of mini-
                               sheets and training materials                      series on violence
                                                                                  video. Produced
                                                                                  pamphlets, posters,
                                                                                  banners. More
                                                                                  material planned for
                                                                                  till end of the
                                                                                  program.

 Output 3.2: Law proposal on Domestic Violence designed and presented for approval

 Participative proposal        3.2.1 Arrange debates and supporting            MINFAMU, OMA, RM
 on Domestic violence          plans about domestic law proposal at             2007
 law                           national and provincial level

                               3.2.2 Complete the elaboration of               MINFAMU, 2007
                               domestic violence law and forward to
                               approval

 Output 3.3: Support services for victims/survivors of domestic violence strengthened

     1. GBV MIS fully          3.3.1 Asses current status and set up MIS   Not yet implemented,
        functioning,           for organizations providing support to      planned for 2009
                               victims/survivors of violence and input
     2. Number of
                               data into MINFAMU database
        citizens
        sensitized on          3.3.2 Extend victims/survivor tracking      Not yet implemented,
        GBV advocacy,          system to relevant state institutions       planned for 2009

     3. Number of men          3.3.3 Organize 5 dialogue forums                MINFAMU, OMA
        sensitized and         between women and children survivors             2006-7
        involved in GBV        of violence and policy makers and law
        advocacy,              enforcement agents: national and
                               provincial
     4. Number of legal
        centres                3.3.4 Conduct 5 dialogue forums with            MINFAMU, RM 2006
        strengthened           theme on men as agents for change to
                               end violence against women and girls




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                               3.3.5 Support the creation of a men for         MINFAMU, ONGs,
                               change network with a special focus on           2007-8 working with
                               ending violence against women and                Men’s NGOs in
                               children, HIV/AIDS and sexual and                Huambo and
                               reproductive health                              Benguela have carried
                                                                                out a needs
                                                                                assessments of the
                                                                                organization.

                               3.3.6 Organize and conduct gender               MINFAMU, 2006,
                               sensitization and human rights training          have been requested
                               for journalists                                  to do more training
                                                                                with journalist

                               3.3.7 Conduct needs assessment of               MINFAMU, OMA
                               existing legal/counselling centres               2006

                               3.3.8 Prioritize recommendations of             MINFAMU on-going
                               assessment and implement

                               3.3.9 Compile ten-year review of SADC           MINFAMU, ONGs
                               Gender and Development Declaration               2005-6-7-8
                               and Addendum on violence against                 participation in 3
                               women and children                               national conferences
                                                                                and 4 SADC regional
                                                                                meetings.

 Output 3.4: CEDAW integrated in legal, policy, planning and programming frameworks

     1. Number of legal        3.4.1 Conduct law review of key legal           MINFAMU, 2007-
        frameworks and         instruments for gender sensitization             ongoing
        policies revised
                               3.4.2 Conduct sensitization workshop for    Not yet implemented
        according to
                               constitutional commission
        CEDAW

     2. Number of              3.4.3 Provide gender technical assistance   Not yet implemented
        government             to constitutional commission
        officials and          3.4.4 Dissemination of translated family        MINFAMU 2006-7
        private sector         law code and CEDAW: simplification and           ongoing highlighting
        sensitized on          audience appropriate including radio and         women’s rights issues
        CEDAW                  TV                                               on commemorative
     3. Six CEDAW                                                               women’s days




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         country report        3.4.5 Adaptation of models and               Not yet implemented
         elaborated            frameworks for implementation of
                               CEDAW

                               3.4.6 Conduct training for MINFAMU,              MINFAMU, 2006-7,
                               CCMG and Rede Mulher on CEDAW                     held training in
                               model                                             Milange, Huila and
                                                                                 Benguela

                               3.4.7 Five one-day sensitization of key      Not yet implemented
                               decision makers in government and
                               private sector on CEDAW

                               3.4.8 Support documentation of sixth             MINFAMU, 2007-
                               country report to CEDAW committees                ongoing

                               3.4.9 Participation in CEDAW committee           MINFAMU, 2007 –
                               review                                            ongoing

 Output 3.5: Angolan Women Lawyers Association strengthened

 Angolan Women                 3.5.1 Conduct review of operations,          Not implemented due to an
 Lawyers Association           challenges and opportunities for the         apparent lack of interest and
 reactivated                   Association                                  internal coordination by the
                                                                            Associaton

                               3.5.2 Hold a one-consultation to share       Not implemented
                               results of review and define the way
                               forward

                               3.5.3 Implement action plan                  Not implemented

 Output 3.6: Security Council Resolution 1325 implemented

 Number of                     3.6.1 Organize 2 national and 3 provincial       MINFAMU, CCMG,
 demobilization and            workshops to disseminate translated               NGOs 2006-7
 integrations plans and        resolution
 projects taking into
                               3.6.2 Strengthen/develop national            Not yet implemented
 account the resolution
                               mechanism for implementation and
                               monitoring

                               3.6.3 Support monitoring of Resolution       Not yet implemented
                               1325

 Output 4.1: Women engaged in decent work




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     1. Number of              4.1.1 Undertake participatory baseline     Not yet implemented,
        associations or        study with communities identified for      planned for 2009
        cooperatives           support and identify priority needs,
        created in the
                               4.1.2 Identify business agents                 MINFAMU, 2006
        target areas,
                                                                             Will create a database of
     2. Number of
                                                                             business women
        income
        generating             4.1.3 Broad assessment study on            Not yet implemented
        activities,            entrepreneurship, vocational and
     3. Number of              business training needs of women and
        women trained.         make an impact assessment of micro-
                               finance for women,

                               4.1.4 Conduct training in business         Not yet implemented
                               management, gender, HIV/AIDS violence
                               etc. in the context of personal
                               empowerment and business success

                               4.1.5 Support the establishment of         Not yet implemented
                               cooperatives or business enterprises,

                               4.1.6 Provide technical backstopping for       MINFAMU 2007
                               business enterprises.                           support for
                                                                               realization of the
                                                                               National Business
                                                                               women conference
                                                                               including a
                                                                               workshop/training




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