WILPF Nigeria, an implementing partner of the joint EU-UN spotlight initiative project, participated in the inception meeting for phase two of the project in Ebonyi State. The meeting was held on the 22nd and 23rd of June 2022 for IPs in the spotlight states to jointly review phase 2 work plan, share and interact with relevant MDAs, coordination with other partners on the spotlight project.
The objectives of the meeting were; To clarify the goal, objectives and targets of Phase II implementation, review and align IP workplan to the results-based larger workplan for the Spotlight Initiative, strengthen capacity and understanding IPs on UN Women policies and guidelines in relation to financial disbursement and reporting timelines and involve relevant partners from the start of Phase II, ensure they are knowledgeable about SI partner presence in the state as well as proposed activities and identify enabling opportunities to strengthen ownership and sustainability. Part of the highlight of the meeting was the visit to the proposed site for the one stop center in the state by UN partners and selected CSOs.
Participating in the meeting helped in understanding what is expected from implementing partners in the phase two implementation.