Highlights from daily news on East Africa regional integration compiled by TradeMark East Africa (TMEA).
View this email in your browser
1 February 2016

Does Aid for Trade have a direct impact at the grassroots? Find out by reading volume 2 of TMEA's Impact Stories. These are stories of transformation and lessons as a result of Aid for Trade interventions across East Africa region. Click here to access your free copy
TRADE ANALYSIS: Gender Mainstreaming vs Gender Targeted Programming
TradeMark East Africa's (TMEA) gender responsive programming adopts a three pronged approach: the rights-based approach, the gender mainstreaming approach and the targeted gender specific approach. 
The rights-based approach ensures that women and men have equal socio-economic rights. This approach underlies all TMEA work and is embedded in the legal frameworks upon which international and regional commitments to gender equality are based. 
Gender mainstreaming approach provides fair or equitable conditions for men and women. It focuses on the attainment of equal participation, equal opportunities, equal rights and equal power relationships.
Targeted gender specific approach addresses specific gaps for women as an unrepresented group.  It seeks to provide visibility, voice and access to opportunities and resources to a group that did not have them in the past. A good example is TMEA’s Women in Trade program that specifically supports women’s greater participation in trade.
So, how do you adopt gender mainstreaming approaches in your project?  This is best illustrated by Damali Ssali’s article on Uganda Electronic Single Window (UeSW), and how the intervention successfully adopted mainstreaming (read it here). During project design and inception, the Uganda team reviewed lessons of other Information Communication Technology (ICT) projects and adopted measures that will ensure UeSW benefits are accessible to both men and women.
This follows TMEA’s deliberate efforts to mainstream gender across all its programs be it OSBPs construction, rehabilitation of Ports, or removal of Non-Tariff Barriers. The first step towards mainstreaming is a gender analysis. Gender analysis informs projects design. It includes collection and analysis of sex disaggregated data which helps to evaluate the effects a project might have on women and men.
Progress has been made towards this as currently, TMEA is in the process of conducting a gender analysis of Mombasa Port, to assess how men and women access and use the Port. The results will be applicable learnings for parties interested in port and other large infrastructure projects. If you would like to understand how to best mainstream gender within your program please get in touch with the TMEA Gender Team.

Makena Mwiti ,TMEA Technical Gender Adviser

News Items
The 6.4km road provides the only access to the airport and it links a container terminal at the port to the rest of East and Central Africa. It will be...
EABC calls for changes in regional NTB's
The East African
The regional business community has criticised the EAC Elimination of Non-Tariff Barriers to Trade Bill 2015, saying it needs extensive changes in order...
The East African
The African Union’s Commissioner for Trade and Industry Fatima Acyl has called for structural transformation to create jobs that will improve the...
For more news items click here
TMEA Trade a thon Highlights
Video of the Week: TradeMark East Africa (TMEA) Trade-a-thon Highlights at Trade and Development Symposium (TDS) in Nairobi 2015
A Bird's Eye View of The Holili Taveta One Stop Border Post (OSBP) Holili side
Copyright © 2016 TradeMark East Africa, All rights reserved.
You are receiving this email because you are a stakeholder of TMEA

The views expressed in these articles do not necessarily reflect the views of TradeMark East Africa or its investors, clients and partners. TradeMark East Africa is also not responsible for any errors of fact contained in the articles

Our mailing address is:
TradeMark East Africa
P.O. Box 313
Nairobi 00606

Add us to your address book