Adana-Mersin Regional Information and Experience Sharing Platform will be held

31 May 2013

Adana-Mersin Regional Information and Experience Sharing Platform will be co-organized by Turkish Grand National Assembly Equal Opportunities Commission for Man and Woman and United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), on 3 June in Adana.

Adana-Mersin Regional Information and Experience Sharing Platform aims to internalize the concept of gender equality at local and national level and raise awareness on this issue among public.

The platform is organized within the context of the campaign titled “Count Down for Gender Equality” under the theme of “For a More Just World, Stand by Me”, which was introduced through a press conference held in TGNA, on 25 November 2011, with the participation of Speaker of the Parliament Mr. Cemil Çiçek.

The campaign was launched within the context of the Joint Program on Fostering and Enabling Environment for Gender Equality in Turkey is being implemented under the partnership of United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Turkey and Turkish Grand National Assembly (TGNA) Equal Opportunities Commission for Man and Woman.

“Count Down Gender Equality Campaign Adana-Mersin Regional Information and Experience Sharing Platform” will be started on 3 June 2013 at 10:00 in Adana Seyhan Hotel.

Chairperson of TGNA Equal Opportunities Commission for Man and Woman, Azize Sibel Gönül, Member of Equal Opportunities Commission, Member of Parliaments, Deputy Minister of Family and Social Policies Aşkın Asan, Adana Governor Hüseyin Avni Coş, Mersin Governor Hasan Basri Güzeloğlu,  Mayors of Provinces, UNDP Democratic Governance Program, Çukurova Development Agency, Civil Society Organization, Private Sector Representatives and academicians will participate to the meetings.

Platform is considered to be an important opportunity in terms of providing a stage where the present situation, needs and activities carried out up-to-date on gender equality in  Adana-Mersin region will be discussed in presence of representatives from civil society organizations and all concerned institutions and organizations.

In this way, the platform will contribute to the introduction of “For a More Just World, Stand by Me” theme campaign through the strategy to be followed and activities to be carried out,

In this context, the platform is planned to be composed of morning plenary session and afternoon discussion session.

The first Information and Experience Sharing Platform carried out in Istanbul region, continued in Bursa-Eskişehir-Bilecik region, Balıkesir-Çanakkale region, Tokat-Çorum-Amasya-Samsun region, Gümüşhane-Giresun-Trabzon-Artvin-Ordu region, Malatya-Elazığ-Tunceli-Bingöl and Mardin-Batman-Siirt-Şırnak region.

The platform meetings will be completed in June 2013 in Adana-Mersin region in order to ensure the introduction of the campaign at both local and national level and raise awareness on gender equality among society and concerned institutions.

Information and Experience Sharing Platform Organizer Institutions:

• TGNA Equal Opportunities Commission for Man and Woman
• UNDP (United Nations Development Programme)

Information and Experience Sharing Platform Date/Venue: 03 June 2013, Adana Seyhan Hotel

COUNT DOWN FOR GENDER EQUALITY HAS STARTED CAMPAIGN
FOR A MORE JUST WORLD, STAND BY ME

ADANA, MERSİN REGIONAL INFORMATION AND EXPERIENCE SHARING PLATFORM
03 JUNE 2013

SEYHAN HOTEL, ADANA

Joint Program on Fostering an Enabling Environment for Gender Equality in Turkey

03 June 2013, Monday

10:00-10:15 Opening Ceremony& Speeches

Slide Show

Fatoş GÜRKAN, Adana Parliament, Member of TGNA Equal Opportunities Commission for Woman and Man
Hasan Basri GÜZELOĞLU, Mersin Governor
Aşkın ASAN, Deputy Minister, Ministry of Family and Social Policies
Azize Sibel GÖNÜL,  TGNA Equal Opportunities Commission for Woman and Man Chairperson
Hüseyin Avni COŞ, Adana Governor

11:00-11:15 Tea/Coffee Break

11:15-12:15 Presentation of Governorates

Moderator: Fatoş GÜRKAN, Adana Parliament, Member of TGNA Equal Opportunities Commission for Woman and Man

12:15-13:30 Lunch

13:30-15:00 Discussions

Moderators: Azize Sibel GÖNÜL,  TGNA Equal Opportunities Commission for Woman and Man Chairperson

Discussion Points:

- What do we understand from gender equality? Which kind of activities are carried out in Adana and Mersin  in order to ensure internalization of gender equality in service delivery?
- What are the opportunities and barriers encountered in promoting gender equality in Adana, Mersin region?
- Which kind of steps should be taken in order to strengthen efficient coordination and information flow among institutions and organizations working on gender equality at local level and TGNA Equal Opportunities Commission for Woman and Man?

15:00-15:30  Best Practices on Gender Equality and Closure

Contact Information

Dr. Leyla Şen
Democratic Governance Programme Manager
UNDP Turkey, CO
Phone: 0312 454 11 19
E-mail: leyla.sen@undp.org

Seher Alacacı
Democratic Governance Programme Associate
UNDP Turkey, CO
Phone: 0312 454 11 67
E-mail: seher.alacaci@undp.org

Neşe Çakır
UN Joint Programme Manager
Fostering an Enabling Environment for Gender Equality in Turkey
UNDP Turkey, CO
Phone: 0312 454 10 57
E-mail: nese.cakir@undp.org

Hediye Nur Hasırcı
UN Joint Programme Manager
Fostering an Enabling Environment for Gender Equality in Turkey
UNDP Turkey, CO
Phone: 0312 454 11 34
E-mail: hediyenur.hasirci@undp.org