How do we ensure that budget reflects waste-management and gender issues in waste management at the same time? We will discuss these questions at the upcoming webinar on gender responsive budgeting. One-hour webinar will be held on 9th April from 11.00h.
Gender responsive budgeting is a tool to ensure that gender equality commitments are reflected and realised in public budgets. Since the 1990s, gender budgeting is increasingly used in developed and developing countries by different actors (ministries of finance, line ministries, NGOs, gender advocates and universities) to assess impact of government expenditures on citizens, women and men, and to transform budget programmes to target priority needs and close gender gaps. This webinar introduces participants to the concept, principles, tools and practical examples of gender responsive budgeting (GRB) and how to use it. Starting with basics of budgeting and public budgets we will discuss how best to combine gender knowledge with knowledge of public finance to achieve de-facto gender equality and effective use of budget funds. This is in particular relevant with waste-management measures and action being implemented at the local level. We will discuss the issues- how to understand how local level budgets are being made- and how to ensure that gender issues are being addressed thought. Participants will engage in several practical exercises to think critically about how they can use GRB effectively in context of local level waste-management strategies.
Maja Bosnić is an economist, specialised in public finance management and gender responsive budgeting (GRB) and has worked in the transitional countries of Southeastern Europe (Bosnia and Herzegovina, Serbia, Macedonia, Croatia, Montenegro, Albania), the Caribbean and Ukraine. She was engaged in number of public finance management and GRB related reforms working directly with ministries of finance, multiple line ministries and civil society organisations. Working with IMF CARTAC, she provided suggestions for inclusion of gender equality aspect in budget manuals for Caribbean countries. As a civil society and GRB adviser for the DfID-funded project “Strengthening Public Expenditure Management” in BiH, she was the lead author of the “Citizen’s Guide to Budget” (BiH, 2010), and co-author of the “Handbook for Successful Cooperation with Parliament for Citizens” (BiH, 2010). She was part of pioneer initiatives to introduce GRB in Southeastern Europe working with UN Women, and coordinated preparation of the first “GRB Textbook for Universities” for the region. Maja is an experienced trainer and delivered over 200 trainings on performance budgeting and gender responsive budgeting.
- Introduction to the project, trainer, participants and expectations
- Basics of gender budgeting
- GRB and waste management
- Preparing mini-action plan (20 minute exercise and presentations)