Partnerships for gender mainstreaming outside the UN system

Collaboration with the OECD-DAC Network on Gender Equality

An important feature of the IANWGE has been the close collaboration with the OECD/DAC Network on Gender Equality (GENDERNET). These two groups represent the gender focal points and advisors of the United Nations system, bilateral development cooperation agencies and the development banks. The IANWGE and OECD DAC GENDERNET hold a workshop every two years to exchange ideas and share information on issues of mutual interest. These joint workshops have provided critical opportunities for discussions at policy and operational level on a range of current topics. Detailed reports of these meetings, including communiqués on action points, have been widely distributed.

Responsibility for these workshops, organized in response to the priorities of both groups, has been taken by members spearheading work in each specific area. Workshops have been hosted by OECD/DAC and different United Nations entities in a range of locations. The workshops rely heavily on the expertise of participating members, with additional technical expertise of outside experts on the topic under discussion to ensure cutting-edge information. Presentations by non-governmental organizations and civil society representatives also ensure a broader perspective.

Joint Meetings with OECD/DAC Network


Joint Biennial Meeting of the IANWGE and GENDERNET. “Implementing the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development: A game changer for gender equality, women's empowerment and women's human rights,” 12-14 January 2016, Kampala, Uganda.


Summary record


Joint biennial workshop of the IANWGE and GENDERNET. “Gender Equality, Women’s Rights and Women’s Empowerment: cornerstones for achieving the MDGs and accelerating development beyond 2015”, 6-7 November 2013, OECD Conference Centre, Paris.


Key messages and summary record


Joint biennial workshop of the IANWGE and GENDERNET. “Food security and land rights: empowering rural women,” 31 January-1 February 2012, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.

Concept paper


Joint key message

Key messages and summary record


Joint biennial workshop of the IANWGE and GENDERNET. “Women’s economic empowerment, accountability and national ownership”, 1-2 February 2010, UNIDO, Vienna, Austria.

Summary report