Women's Leadership

WOCAN Training Reflections: "Capacity Building for Women's Leadership in Farmer Producer Organizations in the Asia and the Pacific Region" supported by IFAD

Ms. Aishath Shifana  Project Manager, PIU, MOFA, Maldives sharing her training experience of the "Capacity Building for Women's Leadership in Farmer Producer Organizations in Asia and the Pacific Region Project" funded by IFAD.

 

 

Analysis of Natural Resources Management of Policies from Women Farmers’ Perspective

WOCAN held its first Women Leadership Circle in Agriculture and NRM (WLCAN) meeting on 22nd May, 2012 at Serena Hotel which attracted representatives from women farmers, government officials and civil society practitioners in the relevant sectors. The objectives of the meeting was to establish a platform for strengthening women’s leadership and promoting dialogue among women farmers, policy makers and professionals.

Women's Collective Action: Unlocking the potential of agricultural markets

Development actors are increasingly prioritising ‘investing in women’ to ensure food security and sustainability—as well as equity—in agricultural development. In this context, collective action is a critical but poorly understood way for women small-scale farmers to strengthen their engagement in agricultural markets.

RWL Project Nepal Report

In December 2011, WOCAN conducted research as an activity of the Rural Women’s Leadership Year 2 project. This was conducted by a team of researchers comprisied of two WOCAN staff and an independent researcher, Ms. Shradha Ghale, guided by WOCAN Core Associate, Dr. Barun Gurung. The research focused on exploring how change takes place and looked into factors that influence women to become leaders.

RWL Project Philippines Report

The Asian Farmers’ Association for Sustainable Development (AFA) and Women Organizing for Change in Agriculture and Natural Resource Management (WOCAN) agreed to undertake an outcome-based evaluation of the ten provincial training activities conducted from May –December 2010, under a two-year Rural Women’s Leadership Project (RWLP), supported by the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) through the Government of Norway.

WOCAN Side Event at Rio+20

WOCAN organized a side event in Rio+20 Conference entitled “Women’s Leadership in A Green Economy: Valuing Women’s Contribution”. Five speakers delivered presentations on the case studies from Asia and Africa highlighting the importance of women’s leadership in green economy initiatives.

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