Objectives of DAGG:
Develeopment Assistance Group on Gender
AND WORKING MODALITIES OF THE DEVELOPMENT ASSISTANCE GROUP ON GENDER (DAGG)
The overall Objective of the Development Assistance Group on Gender
is the enhancement of the coordination, relevance and effectiveness of
the support of donors, bilateral agencies and UN agencies to government
and other stakeholders in the process of integrating a gender perspective
in development policies and programmes.
The terms of reference for the Group are as follows: -
Members of the DIAGG are as follows: -
To establish mechanisms for joint co-ordination and co-operation to actively
support the integration of a gender perspective in development.
To facilitate in collaboration with other development partners, (government,
NGOs, etc.), the adoption, implementation and monitoring of major policy
documents; NPFA, Beijing PFA, National Gender Policy, CEDAW and the UN
Joint Gender Policy.
To monitor national gender trends in order to be responsive to emerging
To identify gender based thematic areas, gaps and overlaps and create interventions
for positive change.
To identify critical areas for advocacy in order to bring about gender
sensitivity and equality.
To mobilise and share resources among donors and UN agencies for gender
To share experiences, strategies, best practices and information in areas
of gender and development work of the different organisations, and agencies
represented in the group.
|1. Garton Kamchedzera
||11. Alison Nye
|2. Sebastian Phiri
||12. Hyacinth Kishindo
|3. Maxwell Nkwezalamba
||13. Svein Damsgaard
||Royal Norwegian Embassy
|4. Chris Frischmuth
||14. Barbara Gill
|5. William Chisimba
||15. Drifa Krystanderr
|6. Angela Trenton-Mbonde
||16. Phumia Nkala
||South African Embassy
|7. John Kilowoko
||17. Robert Katuya
|8. Lars Danscher
||18. Theresa Mwale
|9. Patricia Saukila
||19. Dorothy Lazaro
|10. Funmi Balogun
||20. Esnath Kalyati
The DAGG is serviced by the UN Gender Coordinating Unit and will operate
through meetings scheduled for every first Wednesday of the month. The
objectives of the Unit are
The Units operations for the year are given in Workplans.
To build capacity within the UN for gender mainstreaming and the implementation
of the UN Joint Gender Policy and,
To enhance the capacity of the Development Assistance Group on Gender (DAGG)
on coordination, harmonising and consolidating assistance to the government
of Malawi for the implementation of the Beijing and the National Platforms
UN GENDER COORDINATION UNIT - Malawi
The roles and activities of the UN Gender Co-ordinating Unit have been
expanded to include the following:
To act as a secretariat, catalytic and technical unit for the Joint Gender
To act as a resource centre on gender;
To act as a focal point for the DAGG,
To monitor progress on the group's work-plan; and
To mobilise support from the group on gender programmes/activities.
To act as a fink between the group and Heads of Agencie:vMissions;
To act as focal point to the NGO Gender Co-ordinating Network and other
To involve other partners in development in the group's activities;
To communicate the group's recommendations to Heads of Agencies and organisations;
To synchronise planning on gender.
UN GENDER COORDINATOR: Mrs Esnat Kaliyati, UNDP, P.O. Box 30135,
JOINT GENDER ACTIVITIES