LVBC DEVELOPS GENDER MAINSTREAMING STRATEGY AND ACTION PLAN 

Submitted by on 21 March 2024


Lake Victoria Basin Commission has developed Gender Mainstreaming Strategy and Action Plan (2024-2028). 

This plan is guided by two key principles that relate to gender equality which are Gender equality in development and decision making, equity, partnership and collaboration and social justice.  

The strategy lays a foundation and culture for mainstreaming gender at both the institutional level and in projects and programs coordinated by the Commission.  

The strategy’s scope extends to Partner States through regional projects facilitated and coordinated by the Commission.  

LVBC Executive Secretary Dr Masinde Bwire reiterated the commission’s commitment to ensuring that Gender activities are considered and prioritized within the commission in a bid to become a gender trans formative institution. 

Executive Secretary Dr Masinde Bwire makes his remarks during the LVBC Staff Gender training

Dr Bwire said, “as an institution we are more than committed to Gender inclusion in all our projects and programs”. 

The Sectoral Council of Ministers (SECOM) for Lake Victoria Basin (LVB) in their 21st Meeting adopted the 4th LVBC Strategic Plan (2021-2026) which has strong considerations for gender equality.  

LVBC’S Principle Administrative Officer Ms Millicent Opiyo addresses a gender training workshop in Kisumu

This plan is guided by two key principles that relate to gender equality which are: Gender equality in development and decision making, equity, partnership and collaboration and social justice.  

The strategic plan went further to commit to mainstreaming gender into LVB under the Social Development program area.  

The commission successfully conducted two-day training for staff on the importance of gender inclusion. 

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EVENTS




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