January 2, 2017
Looking back at 2016 brings a sense of pride and accomplishment for all that WOCAN has achieved over the years. It was a year of recognition for these years of effort, as we were selected to receive the Momentum for Change Women for Results award of the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change. This award was given for the development of the W+ Standard and its application to a renewable energy...
March 28, 2016
WOCAN's Headquarters is relocating back to the US, to San Francisco as of May 1; we will maintain the office in Bangkok for regional coordination in Asia. Look for news of new partnerships and alliances to come from our establishment in the city of innovation, San Francisco.
March 25, 2016
WOCAN staff and Board of Directors are developing a new Strategic Plan that is expected to be completed in July 2016. Based on experiences and lessons learned over the last 10 years of our existence, we have revised our Theory of Change (TOC). We welcome and encourage you, as members and partners,to send us your comments at info@wocan.org and/or indicate your 'like'. Our...
January 6, 2016
WOCAN Celebrated the 10 year Anniversary with 10 reflections Watch Jeannette Gurung Reflect on the Establishment, Achievements and Evolution of WOCAN WOCAN Organized the COP21 Side Event on Gender and Climate Finance Jeannette Interviewed for...
June 19, 2015
WOCAN hosted the Women in Agriculture and Natural Resource Management (WARM) meeting on 18 June in Bangkok. WARM is an informal gathering initiated by WOCAN to share, learn and build a network of individuals who are interested in issues related to Women in Agriculture and Natural Resource Management (with men warmly welcomed). The 12 participants (11 women and 1 man) represented UN Agencies...
In programs: Innovation Incubator
June 15, 2015
Jeannette Gurung presented the W+ Standard at the“Partnering for Sustainability: Scaling Partnerships for Scaled Impact” workshop, organized byAsia Clean InnovationsandPublic Affairs Asia’s Sharing Value Asia initiative, held from 11 to 12 June in Bangkok. This workshop was designed to collectively assemble business leaders, Civil Society...
May 29, 2015
Jeannette Gurung attended the Regional Workshop Partners in Rights organized by the Swedish Embassy on 27-28 May in Bangkok, Thailand. The workshop explored the development of meaningful partnerships and relations between businesses, civil society organizations (CSOs) and government, through highlighting the linkages between environmental sustainability, human rights and gender equality. An...
March 10, 2015
Kanchan Lama (WOCAN Board Member), Cecile Njebet (Executive Director of REFACOF and WOCAN Core Associates), Abidah Setyowati (WOCAN Core Associate) and Gertrud Kenyangi (Director of SWAGEN and WOCAN Member) participated in the “Sustainable Forest Management: Designing the Vehicles for Securing the Means of Implementation” workshop organized from 2-5 March in Kathmandu, Nepal. In...
March 5, 2015
WOCAN hosted the Women in Agriculture and Natural Resource Management (WARM) on 5 March in Bangkok, Thailand. WARM is an informal gathering initiated by WOCAN to share, learn and build a network of individuals who are interested in issues related to Women in Agriculture and Natural Resource Management (with men warmly welcomed). The 15 participants (13 women and 2 men) represented UN...

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11
Jeannette Gurung will be attending the“Partnering for Sustainability: Scaling Partnerships for Scaled Impact” workshop, organized by Asia Clean Innovations and Public Affairs Asia’s Sharing Value Asia initiative, being held from 11 to 12 June in Bangkok.This workshop is supported by the Sida-SEI Strategic Fund initiative that seeks to demonstrate to participants the...
May
27
Jeannette Gurung will attend the regional workshop organized by the Embassy of Sweden in Bangkok, which will explore the development of meaningful partnerships and relations between businesses, civil society organizations (CSOs) and government, through highlighting the linkages between environmental sustainability, human rights and gender equality. An important point of departure for the workshop...
Sep
2
SOCAP is a world-renowned conference series dedicated to increasing the flow of capital toward social good. SOCAP connects leading global innovators, investors, foundations, institutions, and social entrepreneurs to build this market at the intersection of money and meaning. SOCAP is the world’s most successful social enterprise and impact investing event, and has convened more than 5,000...
Apr
22
On 22 April, Jeannette will attend the conference,WOMEN LEADERS AND THE NEW ASIAN CENTURY: Insights from the Government, Private Sector, and Non-Profits, organized by Microsoft Thailand and Oxfam in Bangkok, Thailand.This event is part of a series of conversations with leaders across sectors from Asia. The objective is to learn from experienced practitioners, draw lessons and exchange...
Apr
4
On 4 April, Dibya Gurung, WOCAN Nepal Cooridator, will facilitate the Gender Equality and Social Inclusion (GESI) Learning Alliance Workshop organized with IFAD Nepal in Kathmandu, Nepal. The objectives of the workshopare to share the leanings of IFAD/WOCAN grant project "Capacity Building for Women's Leadership in Farmer Producer Organizations in the Asia and the Pacific Region...
Sep
19
This 1.5-hour event, hosted by the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), UN Global Compact, UN Women, and The Rockefeller Foundation, organized in conjunction with the UN Global Compact Leaders Summit 2013: Architects of a Better World, will bring together influential women CEOs with the goal of promoting the role of the private sector in addressing climate change. It...
Apr
9
On April 9, WOCAN is co-hosting the National Agriculture and Food Security Project’s (NAFSP) Civil Society Organization (CSO) Meeting with All Nepal Peasant Federation Association and Forest Action Nepal in Lalitpur, Nepal. NAFSP is partly supported by the Global Agriculture and Food Security Program (GAFSP). The final GAFSP project document has included one seat each for the NGO and FO...
In programs: Innovation Incubator
Feb
27
On 27 February to 1 March, Mark Blackden, WOCAN Board Member, and Margaret Bruce, WOCAN Consultant,will be attending the Climate Leadership Conference in Washington DC. WOCAN is using this opportunity to introduce the Women’s Carbon Standard (WCS) to leaders in the U.S. climate policy and program implementation community. WOCAN’s representatives will be meeting with...
Feb
17
WOCAN's Women's Leadership Cirlce (WLC) members are invited to participate at the United Nations Environment Program (UNEP) Governing CouncilForum on Gender and the Environment, organized by Network of Women Ministers and Leaders for Environment (NWMLE) on 17 February in Nairobi, Kenya. Jeannette will be speaking on the panel, along with Co-Chairs of NWMLE H.E. Ms Lena Ek, Minister...
Nov
4
Nisha Onta from WOCAN will be participating at the Climate Investment Funds (CIF) 2012 Civil Society Observers (CSO) Forum in Istanbul on Nov. 4, 2012. There would be two sessions: Session one: Efficiency of the CIFs – what have we learned thus far? The objective of the morning session is to capitalise on lessons from the CIF stakeholder engagement process....

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The FAO report sheds some light on the nature of the challenges that agriculture and food systems are facing now and throughout the 21st century, and provides some insights as to what is at stake and what needs to be done. What emerges is that “business as usual” is no longer an option but calls for major transformations in agricultural systems, in rural economies and in how we manage...
WOCAN’s 2017-2019 Strategic Plan intends to not only respond to changes and challenges, but to lead the way in offering new models and award-winning approaches to harness our new realities in service to our mission.Over the next five years, we will assess our highest impact programs and target those for organizational focus, establish them to be best in class, and create multiple entry...
The guide introduces some of the basic concepts ofprofessional fundraising and shows a variety of waysthat organizations can raise money beyond grants. Itcontains practical advice based on years of experiencein professional fundraising in the United States (U.S.)about the best places to look for money to support yourwork, how to develop your message, how to...
This is an essay from OXFAM online discussion on "The Future of Agriculture" posted on Dec 16th, 2012. The author,Madiodio Niasse, Secretariat Director ofInternational Land Coalition (ILC), highlights that while farming is increasingly reliant on women’s labour, women’s lack ofsecure land tenure severely limits their influence over farming decisions....
In programs: Innovation Incubator
Photos from Women Leadership Circle (WLC) meeting in Kenya.
Photos from Women Leadership Circle (WLC) meeting in Kenya.

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