South Sudan Ministry of Gender seeks counsel from ORPP regulatory model

The Office hosted a delegation of South Sudan, Ministry of Gender, Child and Social Welfare on a study visit to ORPP on 17th April, 2024 at the headquarters. Deliberations centered around collaborations by the two institutions in promoting women’s participation in political activities.

Registrar of Political Parties and a section of ORPP officials host the South Sudan delegation on a study visit.

“The country has a enabling legislative instruments an- chored in the Kenyan Constitution and Political Parties to ensure registration ,regulation and administration of Political Parties Fund (PPF). This has enabled this Office promote gender equality, meeting threshold on membership and having in place governing bodies, conducting capacity building among other initiatives” said the Registrar Ann Nderitu, CBS hosting the delegation.

“Our Office efforts to promote inclusion of women in Political activities has yielded positive representation of women in elective positions and also enhance women’s engagement in political activities”, said Assistant Registrar Ali Abdullahi.

“The political parties eligible for PPF as per law have to ad- here to established procedures including having approved work plans and formally apply for the Fund through statutory forms contained in the funding Regulations dedicated women programs”, advised Joshua Kimulu, Senior Chief Finance Officer in his discussion on funding of parties.

The Minister of Gender, Child and Social Welfare in South Sudan Hon. Aya Benjamin Warille, outlined actions they learnt from ORPP in promoting women leadership including mapping areas with low women leadership, initiating capacity building programmes, incentives for women vying in elections, legal reform, setting a Fund to support women vying for leadership among others.

The delegation had useful lessons learned from Kenya’s political parties regulatory model in promoting women’s inclusion in leadership.

The visit was coordinated by the ORPP Partnership and Linkages department with UNDP South Sudan, supporting the guests’ visit.


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