The African Women’s Studies Centre (AWSC) University of Nairobi, together with the AusAID, undertook a project on development of Gender and Policy Analysis Tools in relation to the Vision 2030 and the Mid-Term Plan 2008-2012 in 2011. The aim of this project was to bring into policy and programming the women’s perspectives in order to contribute to influencing macro-economic policies so as to address poverty and inequality in Kenya and increase productivity.


The Phase II project is a follow up on this project.


This project is focused on auditing identified flagship projects in the Vision 2030 and MTP 2008 – 2012 on how  they are impacting on the lives of Kenyan people especially the women  including their empowerment, improvement of their economic status, status in society, improving livelihoods and that of the communities, the linkage between culture and development, among others. In addition, the project will use the already developed tools to analyze policies in Agriculture sector and make recommendations to the Ministry and lobby with relevant authorities for the adoption of the findings.


The overall objective of the project is to influence policies and programmes in vision 2030 flagship projects and documenting women’s experiences.


The specific objectives of this project are: To carry out gender analysis of policies and programmes in the agricultural, health, water and environment sectors in the flagship projects and make recommendations to Vision 2030 secretariat, the policy makers in the respective ministries and the key stakeholders; To document women’s experiences and knowledge in at least one flagship project from each of the sectors and integrate their perspectives in review of the 2008-2012 MTP; and to reduced malnutrition and mortality through increased availability of food and better healthcare. 


This project will be carried out at the various places where the flagship projects are located in the country. The Centre’s Technical Team will designate a number of areas in the country and work closely with the community based organizations to research on the sectors. The project will be implemented for one year.

The project will have the following components: Identification of at least one flagship project from each sector using the tools developed by AWSC; Application of Gender Analysis Tools in at least 3 policies and lobby for integration in the current policies; Documentation of the women’s experiences with the flagship projects; and Consultations and lobbying with policy makers to influence policy and budget allocations.


The project will produce the following outputs: An audit report of Gender analysis of policies and programmes in the Vision 2030 flagship projects and the Medium Term Plan 2013 – 2017 of four flagships one from each sector; Documentation of women’s experiences and knowledge in at least one flagship from each of the sectors; Integration of women’s perspectives in review of the 2008-2012 MTP; Increased allocation of budget on the projects with expected high potential for women; Increased level of women’s empowerment; Increased availability of food and better healthcare; and, Reduced  environmental degradation through use of effective preservation means by involving strategic groups at the grassroots level


The intended beneficiaries of this project are women and men in the agricultural, health, water, environment sectors, and poor families in Kenya. The mentioned stakeholders will be consulted and will be involved in processes to reform policies and relevant programmes. Representatives of women groups will actively participate in consultative forums facilitated by the African Women’s Studies Centre and their views will be integrated in the analysis of policies in the identified sectors. The women leaders from leading women’s organisations and from the various Colleges of the University of Nairobi will also participate in lobbying policy makers to integrate women’s perspectives in policy processes and projects. The Centre will work closely with the relevant ministry officials and their managers on the ground.


The Australian Agency for International Development (AusAID) - Donor Agency
Australia-Africa Community Grants Scheme (AACGS) - Donor Agency (Under AusAID)
African Women’s Studies Centre (University of Nairobi) - Implementing Institution
City Council of Nairobi (Environment Department) - Partnering Institution
National Irrigation Board (Mwea) - Partnering Institution
Kangundo District Agri-Business Development Office - Partnering Institution
Ministry of Agriculture (GoK) - Partnering Institution
Mbagathi District Hospital - Partnering Institution

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