Western Balkans Stocktaking Workshop on Gender Responsive Budgeting Implementation at Local Level: Expert Discussion and Knowledge Exchange

Expert Discussion and Knowledge Exchange
On 28 February – 1 March 2023 UN Women will host the regional workshop “Western Balkans Stocktaking Workshop on Gender Responsive Budgeting (GRB) Implementation at Local Level – Expert Discussion and Knowledge Exchange”. The workshop will bring together experts working on GRB at local level from Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Georgia, Kosovo, North Macedonia, and Serbia and UN Women GRB project staff for 2 days in Tirana, Albania. Full details ▼
Event type: Courses, workshops
Start date: 28 February 2023 | Start time: 08:00 UTC +00:00
End date: 01 March 2023 | End time: 15:00 UTC +00:00
Location: Tirana, Albania

Event description

A two-day workshop will be held in Tirana, Albania with the participation of UN Women gender responsive budgeting (GRB) project staff and experts from Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Georgia, Kosovo[1], North Macedonia, and Serbia with an aim to exchange experience and knowledge on GRB implementation at the local level.

The regional workshop will include sessions on best practices and lessons learned in the region followed by plenary discussions.

The objective of this workshop is to take stock of what has been done so far, exchange experience on GRB implementation streaming from expert engagement at local and sub-national level. This workshop will provide an opportunity to strengthen the capacities and improve knowledge of locally engaged GRB experts on the GRB implementation in the region. New avenues of GRB interventions in the future will be also discussed during the workshop. The event also aims to facilitate discussions on precondition for GRB successful implementation, challenges faced and next steps.

This workshop is organized under the regional programme “Transformative Financing for Gender Equality towards more Transparent, Inclusive and Accountable Governance in the Western Balkans” (2020-2024) financially supported by Sweden.


Concept note and agenda


[1] All references to Kosovo should be understood to be in the context of UN Security Council Resolution 1244 (1999).

For the European Union, this designation is without prejudice to positions on status, and is in line with UNSCR 1244/1999

Sponsored by: Europe and Central Asia Regional Office
Other Co-Sponsors: SIDA – the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency and Swiss Agency for Development (SDC)