ISG was recently selected by the UN Women Regional Office of the Arab States (ROAS) to produce a compilation of lessons learned, innovations, and good practices on supporting women parliamentarians in the region for Arab States.
The overall purpose of UN Women ROAS’s political participation programmes are to empower women in the region, particularly first-time candidates and youth, as constituents and political candidates, promote civic education on gender equality, and advocate for new gender-related laws and constitutional reforms.
Recognizing that identifying, validating, and documenting lessons learned, innovations, and good practices are paramount to organizational learning, ISG and its regional partner, To-Excel Consulting Associates (Jordan), will examine UN Women’s (including its four predecessor entities) and other actors’ work to support women members of parliaments in the Arab States region in order to promote cross-fertilization within the organization as well as to external audiences. Data will be gathered through a desk review and a mapping exercise which will identify service providers and the relationships between existing programs and key stakeholders supporting women parliamentarians in all 11 program countries, as well as field visits to four countries in the region.
Ultimately, the assignment will serve to promote renewed organizational learning and knowledge sharing in the Arab States region and guide UN Women’s programme planning for building the capacity of female members of parliament.