2nd Gender Focal Point Conference, 3rd – 5th May 2017, Negombo, Sri Lanka, Colombo Plan Gender Affairs Programme

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3 May 2017 8:00 am
5 May 2017 5:00 pm



The 2nd Gender Focal Point Conference, hosted by the Colombo Plan Gender Affairs Programme (CPGAP) was held from the 3rd to 5th of May 2017 in Negombo, Sri Lanka.

The three day programme united delegates representing Bangladesh, Bhutan, Fiji, Japan, Iran, Indonesia, Korea, Maldives, Malaysia, Pakistan, Sri Lanka and Vietnam in an endeavour to create a collaborative and supportive network towards advancing women and child development programmes between member countries.

The inauguration ceremony, on 3rd of May, welcomed many distinguished guests including the Secretary to the Ministry of Women and Child Affairs, Ms. Chandrani Senaratne as the chief guest.

Following formalities, the sessions started with overview of Colombo Plan’s work including in areas where synergies can be built with the Gender Affairs Programme. The three thematic interventions: Gender Based Violence, Climate Change and Gender and Gender Responsive Budgeting, spanned evenly between the three days. Expert presentations were followed by country presentations by delegates.

On the third day, Action Plans were developed by each region: South Asia, South East Asia and Asia Pacific on the thematic interventions chosen for the 2nd Gender Focal Point Conference.



CONFERENCE DAY 1Colombo Plan Presentations 

Drug Advisory Programme

Capacity Building of Member States with PPA, PPSD, LTSP & ECC

Gender Affairs Programme

Increase Access to Justice for Women and Children


Gender Based Violence


Expert Presentation – Strategizing to address Gender Based Violence

Bangladesh – Gender Based Violence

Bhutan- Gender Based Violence

Iran- Main Activities to Combat and Prevent Violence Against Women and Girls

Vietnam – Domestic Violence Prevention and Control


CONFERENCE DAY 2Climate Change, Resilience, Gender 

Expert Presentation- Making Sustainability the next Metric – Climate Change, Resilience, Gender

Fiji – Gender and Disaster Management

Malaysia – Empowering Women in Malaysia towards Sustainable Development Goals

Sri Lanka – Gender and Diversity in Disaster Risk Reduction


Gender Responsive Budgeting


Expert Presentation – Gender Responsive Budgeting – Tool for Gender Mainstreaming

Save the Children – Investing in Children in Sri Lanka – Child Centric Resource Analysis (2015)

Indonesia – The Implementation of Gender Responsive Planning and Budgeting

Pakistan – Women Empowerment



Action Planning

2nd GFP Conference Report

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