WILPF Netherlands, one of the signatories of the first and second Dutch NAP, is directly involved in the ongoing process of NAP development, monitoring and evaluation.
In this context the development, implementation and evaluation of the Netherlands NAP 1 and 2 has been achieved through collaboration between the government and civil society, a unique example for 1325 implementation worldwide.
WILPF Netherlands is one of the founders of the Platform Women & Sustainable Peace (Platform VDV). The Platform VDV is directly linked to the Dutch Gender Platform WO=MEN (www.wo-men.nl), which functions as the national coordination point for the civil society organizations, allowing them to exchange experiences and formulate joint recommendations.
In addition, WILPF Netherlands is directly involved in monitoring implementation in Colombia, one of the revised NAP's focus countries.
Theme: Civil Society Actors
In the Netherlands, Civil Society organisations have been directly involved in the ongoing process of NAP development, monitoring and evaluation.
As a result the revised NAP (2011) embodies an ongoing and collaborative project involving government, knowledge institutions and civil society, something that is unique in the formulation of NAPs worldwide.
The Dutch Gender Platform WO=MEN (www.wo-men.nl) was created to function as the national coordination point for civil society organizations on NAP development, implementation and monitoring, providing civil society with an opportunity to exchange experiences and formulate joint recommendations for implementation moving forward.
Civil Society is also involved through its presence in the NAP WG which consists of a range of representatives from Dutch NGOs, 2 representatives from Ministry of Foreign Affairs and one from the Ministry of Defence. Here, Civil Society is able to provide support through the monitoring and voicing of policy recomendations whilst participating in processes undertaken to evaluate NAP implementation.