UN Women said Thursday it will enhance Kenya’s ability to report on United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) related to gender, UN officials said on Thursday.
UN Women Kenya Deputy Director Karin Fueg told a media briefing in Nairobi that Nairobi has been selected as a pilot country for the implementation of the flagship program regarding gender statistics.
“We will build the institutional capacity for Kenya to collect, analyze and utilize statistics both qualitative and quantitative to be able to report on SDGs indicators that related to gender,” Fueg said during the launch of Women and Men in Kenya booklet.
Fueg said that the UN Women will collaborate with the Kenya National Bureau of Statistics to undertake the national assessment on Gender Statistics over a three year period beginning in 2018.
She noted that the assessment on gender statistics will seek to establish a baseline, and entry points in developing an effective program on gender statistics in Kenya.
Fueg noted that the UN women will therefore seek to compliment what others have already done in gender statistics in Kenya.
She said that for Kenya to successfully implement the 2030 development agenda, a robust and equally ambitious monitoring framework is needed.
Fueg observed that Kenya has committed to utilize 128 SDGs indicators to measure its development progress. “Within this, 34 specific indicators are on gender equality and women empowerment,” Fueg said.