Source: UN Women
From the 11th till the 15th of March 2019, 38 senior officials from the ministries of finance and women empowerment from all the states members of AFRITAC centre, were trained gender sensitive budgeting during the 8th edition of Budget ‘senior Officials’ Forum
organized by the regional Technical Assistance Center of the International Monetary Fund for Central Africa (AFRITAC Centre) in Brazzaville, Republic of Congo, on the theme: During the four days training, UN Women Cameroon drilled the thirty-eight participants on the techniques needed for the adoption of gender-responsive budgeting as a tool for institutionalizing gender accountability mechanisms and translating them into sectoral public policies.
According to JALAL HIND, Deputy Representative of UN Women Cameroon, technical partner in this forum, mainstreaming gender into budgets will help inscribe gender inequality issues at the center of legislative action and debate. Its adoption will thus improve the transparency, efficiency and coherence of public policies and, consequently, contribute to a better allocation and use of budgetary resources. The "" initiative constitutes one of the most reliable means for States to achieve the objectives of good governance with its three dimensions: targeting and proximity, innovative public management and the evaluation of public policies.
BEAT Paulette, program coordinator at UN Women Cameroon Office, during her intervention, noted that gender mainstreaming is a sensitive legal issue in international conventions and other supranational commitments related to gender equality, such as United Nations texts (CEDAW, etc), or global and African international commitments “achieving the Sustainable Development Goals will only be possible if men and women participate equitably in community life” she added.