Recent News

October 1, 2015

WOCAN has created the first-of-its-kind social benefit standard, the W+ Standard, designed to measure the positive impact projects can provide to women and women’s groups in six key areas: Time, Health, Income and Assets, Food Security, Knowledge and Education and...

September 30, 2015


September 30, 2015

The W+ Team, Jeannette Gurung, Liz Allen and Barun Gurung and members of Social Audit Network (SAN) met on 21- 24 September in Liverpool, UK to develop the W+ Auditor training course. 

September 29, 2015

Meena Bilgi, WOCAN Core Associate, attended the Feminist Forum and United Nations Sustainable Development Summit from 21st to 28th September, 2015 in New York, USA. The...

September 23, 2015

Article published on RIO+ Sustainable Development Centre on the Sustainable Development Centre’s website titled “Countdown day 13 – SDG 5: Gender equality”, highlighted the W+ Standard as one of the mechanism that can be applied to achieve gender equality.

August 20, 2015

Liz Allen, a W+ auditor from the Social Auditor Network of the U.K., shared her experience of verifying the application of the W+ Time method to the Indonesia Domestic Biogas Programme (IDPB) implemented by HIVOS during her visit to the site with WOCAN Core Associate Abidah Setyowati in the...

August 19, 2015

The IFPRI-led Agricultural Science and Technology Indicators (ASTI) program has launched a new website which has easy-to-use tools for viewing, comparing, and downloading key agricultural R&D information.

These new tools can be used to:

August 4, 2015

Institute of Environment and Water Management (IEWM) with support from WOCAN organized a meeting of the Women Leadership Circle in Agriculture & NRM (WLCAN) members with the Governor of the Nyandarua County and County Assembly Clerk in Kenya on 27 July.