WOMEN’S ECONOMIC EMPOWERMENT (WEE) EVIDENCE LEARNING PARTNERSHIP FOR KENYA
This investment aims to strengthen the efficiency, effectiveness and sustainability of the portfolio of work on women’s economic empowerment in Kenya. ICRW will lead the creation of the new WEE Community of Practice (CoP) Kenya, which will coordinate learning, amplify findings, build capacity of CoP members, and enhance collaboration between key stakeholders to share evidence and best practice in various virtual fora and conferences. The WEE CoP Kenya will foster collaboration and learning across organizations working in similar domains in the same or different geographies, or with complementary skills, as well as organizations working on different aspects of WEE. This project will:
1. Increase awareness, collaboration and learning around ongoing efforts to collect and implement relevant data and evidence related to WEE in Kenya;
2. Increase output and uptake of high-quality, timely and multi-dimensional evidence;
3. Broaden the dialogue on the future for WEE in Kenya; and
4. Identify accelerators to inform gender-transformative systemic and policy change through collaborative dialogue across networks of researchers, practitioners, CSOs, grassroots women and girls, media, donors, and the private and public sectors.
By 2024, this project’s primary results will be that high-quality, in-country research and evaluation in Kenya–led by partnerships with in-country governments and researchers–is informing policies and programs related to unpaid care, sex segregation, and women’s employment and entrepreneurship.