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Strengthened capacities of governance institutions responsible for accountability, justice and participation at all levels

July 18, 2014

Project start date:2012 Estimated end date:2016 Project Status: Active Project Phase: Execution Geographic coverage:Nationwide Focus area:Democratic Governance MDG:1-8 Partners: MOJ, World Bank, NCCE, NOA, PAC, PEC, TANGO, Judiciary, CSO Funding Agenc: EU, OHCHR Supporting awareness raising through effective communication and advocacy interventions on the responsibilities and functions of key governance institutions at all levels; developing knowledge tools; supporting periodic dialogue fora and strengthening management and reporting systems in areas such as public financial management and justice to the poor; and promoting participation and voice at central and local levels. The CO will further support the establishment and operationalization of a consultative forum for meaningful and active non-state actors (CSOs) participation in inclusive development; facilitate periodic and regular reporting on international body treaties; and support the implementation of the gender policy to ensure empowerment of women at all levels and sectors. Accomplishments: A functional ADR secretariat exists in Banjul and two regional centers one in Basse and another in Farafenni have been providing ADR services in 2013. In 2013, a total of 126 cases registered and 95 cases resolved for ADR services by ADRS and two regional centers. The reviewed ADR Act 2005 was submitted to National Assembly for adoption and its enactment. 30 community mediators skills enhanced on mediation and increased the availability of ADRs services at decentralized levels. Enhanced capacity of 2 core staff of National Audit Office trained on IPSAS financial statement and governance and 2 others on government budgeting and annual reporting in South Africa improved National Audit Office capacity to audit UN projects and government agencies on newly introduced IPSAS system. Capacity of 53 National Assembly members and 47 staff, CSOs, private sectors and relevant government institutions enhanced to review and scrutinize national government budget. The Office of Chief Justice improved its database management and information system with the provision of 10 laptops for judges and Magistrates, 14 computers for Court Registries and Central Records Office and availability of electronic copies of the Gambia Law Reports. 30 Journalists of the Gambia Press Union were trained on Women Rights. The Resolution 1325 national action plan is available and 75 representatives of Government institutions, CSOs, NGOs and private sectors were sensitized on the plan. 30 police officers were trained and sensitized on Women s Act and Women Empowerment Policy in Lower River Region (LRR). 60 participants were sensitized on National Gender Based Violence Action Plan in Greater Banjul and 120 women leaders and local authorities in LRR and CRR. Updated African Gender Development Index (AGDI) report incorporating new sectoral data and an AGDI action plan is available. National Laws and Polic

Project completion date : 2016-12-31 12:00:00


Address : UN House 5 Kofi Annan Street, Cape Point, BaKau, Project Officer:Bashirou Garba-Jahimpa

Country :Gambia

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Financier : European Union (EU), United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), World Bank (WB),

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