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Pengarustamaan PPRG dan Menyusun ARG di Kabpaten Buukumba

Mainstreaming PPRG and Developing ARG in Bulukumba District

To support gender mainstreaming in the WASH sector, USAID IUWASH PLUS held a workshop on Gender Responsive Planning and Budgeting (PPRG) and the preparation of ARG (Gender Responsive Budget) for the Organizations of Local Government (OPD) in the WASH sector and the PPRG-Driver OPD in Bulukumba district, South Sulawesi from February 20–21, 2018. This workshop aimed to improve participants’ understanding in Gender Mainstreaming (PUG) and PPRG and to improve their capacity in preparing the gender responsive budget for their respective programs/activities.

This workshop was attended by 22 participants from seven institutions, namely Bappeda, Women Empowerment and Child Protection Office (DP3A), Health Office, Environment and Forestry Office (DLHK), the Office of Housing, Settlement and Land Affairs (DPPP), the Inspectorate of the District Government, Regional Finance Management Board (BPKD), and PDAM.

The workshop participants presenting the results of group discussion on gender issues in the WASH sector

On the first day, the participants learned about gender and development, the integration of gender issues in the local policies through gender mainstreaming strategy, as well as gender responsive budget and gender analysis steps using the Gender Analysis Pathway (GAP) method. On the second day, for hands-on experience, the participants learned to prepare the GAP and Gender Budget Statement (GBS) of the programs/activities based on their respective work plan.

The workshop participants discussing several case studies related to gender issues

After the workshop, the participants will report the recommendations of this PPRG training results to their respective heads of OPD and prepare the Gender Analysis Pathway documents for WASH-related activities. Bappeda and the Office of Women Empowerment and Child Protection will also identify the State Civil Apparatus (ASN) who had participated in the PPRG training and are committed to conducting the PPRG dissemination to become the Gender Focal Point of all OPDs.

Pebriana, the head of Women’s Quality of Life division of the Women Empowerment and Child Protection Provincial Office (DP3A), who also served as one of the workshop facilitators, said that the sector-based PPRG workshop like this is more beneficial because the gender issues raised here are already focused and in line with the works of the relevant OPDs. “We, from the provincial DP3A, will adopt this approach for PPRG-related capacity building activities in the future,” she concluded.