ISBN 9780986988028
Pages 368
Dimensions 280 x 210 mm
Illustrations Colour Illustrations and Colour Photographs
Published 2012
Publisher Gender Links, South Africa
Format Paperback

SADC Gender Protocol 2012 Barometer

edited by Loveness Jambaya Nyakujarah, Colleen Lowe Morna

The 2012 SADC Gender Protocol Barometer is the fourth annual tracking report of regional performance against the 28 targets of the Southern African Development Community (SADC) Protocol on Gender and Development set for 2015. The Barometer is an independent civil society initiative that draws on country reports by researchers and experts from each SADC country. Researchers updated country information based primarily on secondary research data and interviews with relevant stakeholders. The regional barometer goes hand in hand with the accompanying 2012 country Barometers for all 15 SADC countries available online or CD Rom. This year's barometer has two key new features. The first is Chapter 11 on Gender, Climate Change and Sustainable Development. While SADC is yet to adopt an Addendum or additional articles to the SADC Protocol on Gender and Development it is important to begin monitoring progress using the draft document that civil society is using to canvass SADC and Member States.

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About the Editor

Colleen Lowe Morna

Colleen Lowe Morna (South Africa) is CEO of Gender Links. A South African born in Zimbabwe, Colleen began her career as a journalist specialising in economic and development reporting including as Africa Editor of the New Delhi-based Women's Feature Service.  She joined the Commonwealth Secretariat as a senior researcher on the Africa desk in 1991, and later served as Chief Programme Officer of the Commonwealth Observer Mission to South Africa. Colleen subsequently served as founding CEO of the South African Commission on Gender Equality. A trainer, researcher and writer, Colleen has written extensively on gender issues in Southern Africa. She holds a BA degree in International Relations from Princeton University; Masters in Journalism from Columbia University and certificate in executive management from the London Business School. She has received awards from the Woodrow Wilson School of International Relations; the News women's Club of New York and the Mail and Guardian newspaper in South Africa. In 2007, South Africa's Media Magazine named Colleen runner up in the Media Woman of the Year Award. In 2013, CEO magazine named Colleen the “most influential woman” in South Africa and Africa as a whole in the civil society category. A year later the University of Johannesburg awarded Colleen honorary membership of the Golden Key Association that recognises excellence in academia and public service. Colleen has served as editor-in-chief of all nine Barometers.

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