MoGCSP Functions

The Ministry’s core functions are to:
(a) Ensure the mainstreaming of gender, children and social protection concerns in national government policies, plans, programs and budgets;

(b) Formulate gender, children and social protection policies and strategies;

(c) Coordinate the preparation of national gender, children and social protection development plans;

(d) Design and implement monitoring and evaluation frameworks for gender, children and social protection and programs;

(e) Ensure national compliance with all international conventions on women and children, as well as on vulnerable, excluded, marginalized groups, and persons with disabilities;

(f) Develop and implement gender, children and social protection training programs;

(i) Prepare Annual State of Gender, Women and Children’s Reports;
(j) Develop and implement gender and social services programs on women, children, child protection, and anti-gender violence;
(k) Regulate the operations of orphanages, children’s homes and foster and alternative care programs

(l) In collaboration with the Ministry of Justice, regulate the adoption of children;

(m) Promote advocacy of gender, children and social protection issues;

(n) Collaborate with other relevant ministries, agencies and other public institutions whose services, especially in the area of children and social protection, may complement that of the Ministry; and

(o) Manage the required administration support services, including financial management, human resources, information systems, transportation and communications, power and water, procurement, security, and maintenance.

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