Women in Government: Engendering Public Policies in the MENA Region

 

Granada, Spain, 1-2 December 2011

 

 

Overview | Outcomes | Documentation | Presentations

 

 Overview

 

A High level conference on Women in Government: Engendering Public Policies in the Middle East and North Africa region took place on 1-2 December 2011 at the Euro Arab Institute Foundation for Education and Training in Granada, Spain. The conference was jointly organised by the Euro Arab Institute Foundation for Education and Training and the MENA-OECD Governance Programme. Leading policy makers and practitioners from MENA and OECD countries provided an overview on recent trends, key developments, lessons and challenges related to legal and institutional reform for greater gender equality and better governance.

Participants also identified thematic priorities for the regional policy dialogue and capacity development among MENA and OECD countries on advancing gender equality and strengthening civil service capacities to advance on government objectives. 

 

 Outcomes

 

Participants highlighted the important role of the OECD in promoting policy dialogue through peer reviews and analytical support. In particular, participating representatives welcomed that the MENA-OECD Governance Programme has developed in 2011 a survey on National Gender Frameworks, Public Employment, Gender Public Policies and Leadership in MENA countries, which has been officially launched at this conference, and whose results will feed into the upcoming Report on Gender, Law and Public Policy: Trends in the Middle East and North Africa region. 

 

 Documentation

 

Agenda (English

List of Participants pdf

Conclusions (to follow)

 

 Presentations

 

Panel Discussion 1: Building Effective Institutions for Gender Equality

  • Ms. Rowena Phair, Chief Executive, Ministry of Women's Affairs, New Zealand, (English-  pdf)  
  • Ms. Khaoula Labidi, Counselor for Public Services, Director, General Committee of the Public Service, Prime Ministry, Tunisia, (French-  pdf)  
  • Ms. Fatima Botmeh, Director of Training and Technical Assistance, Ministry of Woman Affairs, Palestinian Authority (Arabic-   pdf) 

 

Panel Discussion 2: Strengthening Policy Tools for Gender Equality

  • Ms. Ginette-Ursule Yoman, Division Manager, Gender and Social Development, African Development Bank, (French- pdf)   
  • Ms. Zineb Bouba, Project Manager for the Economic and Financial Report and the Gender Budget Report, Directorate of Fiscal Research and Financial Forcasts, Ministry of Economics and Finance, Kingdom of Morocco, (French- pdf)  
  • Ms. Claudia Marinaro, Programme Administrator for Monitoring and Evaluation, Anna Lindh Euro-Mediterranean Foundation for the Dialogue between Cultures, Egypt and Ms. Esther Fouchier, founder of the Forum of Women of the Mediterranean and Representative of the French Network of the Anna Lindh Euro-Mediterranean Foundation for the Dialogue between Cultures, France, (English- pdf)    
  • Ms. Somali Cerise, Policy Analyst, Social Institutions and Gender Index, Development Centre, OECD, (English- pdf)  

 

Panel Discussion 3: Legal Frameworks for Gender Equality

  • Mr. Guillaume Monfort Juarez, Coordinator, International Relations Department, State Secretariat for Equality, Ministry of Health, Social Policy and Equality, Spain, (English- pdf)   
  • Ms. Sylvia Solf, Program Manager, Doing Business - Financial and Private Sector Development Vice Presidency, International Finance Corporation, The World Bank Group, (English- pdf)   
  • Ms. Serena Romano, Founder and President, Corrente Rosa, Italy and member of the OECD-MENA Business Women Forum, (English- pdf)   

 

Planning of future activities of the Working Group on Civil Service and Integrity

  • Ms. Cristina Juarranz, Under Secretariat of Foreign Affairs, Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Co-operation, Spain and co-chair of the Working Group on Civil Service and Integrity, (English- pdf) 
  • Mr. Philippe Vermeulen, General Counsellor, Federal Public Service - Personnel and Organisation, Belgium and chair of the OECD’s Public Employment and Management Network, (English- pdf)  
  • Mr. Oscar Huerta-Melchor, Policy Analyst, Human Resource Management, Directorate for Public Governance and Territorial Development, OECD, (English- pdf) 
  • Ms. Rabha Zeidguy, University Professor, Ecole Nationale d’Administration  in  Rabat, Kingdom of Morocco, (French- pdf) 

 

Panel Discussion 4: Women in Civil Service: Promoting Equal Representation

  • Ms. Reem Hoseh, Director of Performance Development, Civil Service Bureau, Jordan, (Arabic- pdf) 
  • Ms. Fida Kayed, Deputy Director General of Recruitment, General Personnel Council, Palestinian Authority, (Arabic- pdf)  
  • Mr. Philippe Vermeulen, General Counsellor, Federal Public Service - Personnel and Organisation, Belgium and chair of the OECD’s Public Employment and Management Network, (English- pdf) 


Panel Discussion 6:  Women’s Access to Leadership in the Public Life

  • Ms. Pauline Rankin, Professor, School of Canadian Studies, Carleton University Ottawa, Canada, (English- pdf) 
  • Ms. Fatima Sadiqi, Professor of Women’s and Gender Studies and Director of the Isis Center for Women and Development, Morocco, (English- pdf)  
  • Ms. Salma Abida, Judge at the Centre for Legal and Judiciary Studies, Ministry of Justice, and Professor at the University of Tunis, Tunisia, (French- pdf)