Recent News

October 10, 2017

Almost one year has passed and we are proud to say that winning the UNFCCC 2016 award enabled WOCAN to showcase the W+ Standard as a means to make a positive impact on women’s empowerment and climate simultaneously.

October 8, 2017

The FAO Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific (RAP) commissioned Women Organizing for Change in Agriculture and Natural Resource Management (WOCAN) to organize and conduct a three-day (s) workshop on integrating gender into climate risk assessment and adaptation planning of the NAP-Ag program...

September 28, 2017

From January through May, 2017, WOCAN was contracted by the Forest Carbon Partnership Facility of the World Bank to conduct a gender assessment at the district and community level within the Emissions Reduction Program area to provide baseline information on the various social, economic and...

September 27, 2017

Jeannette presented the W+ Standard at the Social Enterprise World Forum 2017 from 27-29 September in Christchurch, New Zealand. She was the speaker in two panels which focused on ‘Social enterprise fostering inclusion and equality’ and ‘ Impact measurement and impact...

September 20, 2017

To celebrate the recently announced partnership with the Verified Carbon Standard (VCS), WOCAN hosted two panel sessions on September 20th in New York City.

July 28, 2017

Jeannette and Haddy Sey, Senior Social Development Specialist for the Forest Carbon Partnership Facility (FCPF World Bank), coordinating social inclusion and sustainability in REDD+ in East Asia and the Pacific, joined 16 staff of the the Green Climate Fund in Songdo, Korea to share experiences...

July 28, 2017

Barun Gurung, WOCAN Lead Trainer, facilitated the workshop on 26-28 July in Apia, Samoa. The workshop provided an overview of gender concepts, introduced gender analysis methods/tools and led the participants to develop activities and identify capacity needs. 

July 26, 2017

Jeannette spoke at the Asian Development Bank Regional Seminar on Gender Equality in Climate Change and Disasters Management: Weathering an Uncertain Future, to share WOCAN’s experiences in a session on Perspectives from Global/Regional Alliance, Research and Advocacy...

July 24, 2017

Kanchan Lama, WOCAN Board of Member, responded to the online discussion, led by FAO with IFAD, UNWomen and WFP. The main objective of this online discussion is to highlight critical gaps and priority areas for action on how to accelerate gender transformative impacts for rural...