WOCAN's training builds on the strengths of women and men members who have demonstrated leadership in organizational change, advocacy, research, project design and implementation, capacity building etc, in the agriculture and NRM sectors.

Courses on women’s leadership, organizational change, and gender analysis – developed and piloted by WOCAN Lead Trainers over the past fifteen years – are conducted by the Lead Trainers and members of two regional teams of trainers who are coached and supported by the Lead Trainers. The courses are offered to organizations and individuals, both men and women, to support gender equality and strengthen leadership development at all levels. The WOCAN leadership brand uses WOCAN training materials and the trainer teams to deliver training courses.

For more detail on WOCAN Trainings: http://wocan.org/trainings

December 12, 2012
This summary report highlights the issues discussed during the Scoping Dialogue on the Exclusion and Inclusion of Women in the Forest Sector in Kathmandu, Nepal held on Sept 22-24 by WOCAN in partnership with The Forests Dialogue (TFD). The objective of the scoping dialogue was to better understand the constraints and perceived advantages of including women in the governance of natural resource...
October 24, 2012
On 17 Oct, 2012, WOCAN organized the inception meeting in Sri Lanka for "Capacity Building for Women's Leadership in Farmer Producer Organizations in the Asia and the Pacific Region" project supported by IFAD. The main objectives of the meeting was to Introduce WOCAN to IFAD project staffs from Sri Lanka and Maldives Introduce the Project’s concepts and...
September 28, 2012
WOCAN organized the scoping dialogue in partnership with The Forest Dialogue (TFD) on Scoping Dialogue on the Exclusion and Inclusion of Women in the Forestry Sector in Kathmandu, Nepal on September 22-24, 2012. Participants for the dialogues came from 15 different countries and from varied backgrounds such as academics, researchers, advocates from indigenous groups from Latin America and Asia,...
September 13, 2012
3rd Women Leadership Circle (WLC) meeting in Kathmandu, Nepal was held on 7 September, 2012. This meeting was jointly organized with, the Himalayan Climate Initiative (HCI). Findings of the 3 local level consultations conducted by WOCAN and HCI on gender issues in climate change were shared and the film “Weathering Change” was also screened. There were 40 participants ranging from...
September 3, 2012
WOCAN-IFAD Project “Capacity Building for Women’s Leadership in Farmers Producers Organization in Asia and the Pacific Region”, inception meeting was held on Aug 27, 2012 in Vientiane, Lao PDR. The objective of the meeting was to formally introduce the project to IFAD personnel of Lao PDR and national project coordinators. The meeting was attended by WOCAN trainers Barun Gurung...
July 31, 2012
WOCAN Core Associate and Lead Trainer Dr. Barun Gurung conducted a training for ICRAF (World Agroforestry Center) on Integrating Gender into the R & D Cycle and the Organization in Kunming, China on May 28- June 3, 2012 for 17 participants from ICRAF and the Kunming Institute of Botany (KIB). The course presented three modules: the first focused on creating...
June 1, 2012
WOCAN orgnized the inception meeting for WLC in South africa on 28 May, 2012. The main purpose of the meeting was to convene a small team to for a brainstorming session on how the Women’s Leadership Circles could be established in South Africa.
June 29, 2012
Jeannette Gurung was on the panel of the US Agency for International Development, on Women and Natural Resources with USAID's Deputy Administrator, Don Steinburg on Thursday, June 21, 2012, in the US Center, at Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. She discussed the current status of women in natural resources (both as a result of deterioration of natural resources and women’s role in natural...
June 18, 2012
On 22nd May 2012, inception meeting of WOCAN’s Women’s Leadership Circle (WLC) Kenya was held in Nairobi. It was attended by 20 representatives comprising of farmers, government official and Civil Society practitioners. The purpose of the inception meeting was to bring together key members of the Kenyan community of farmers and professionals to brainstorm on ways that this WLC can be...
June 13, 2012
WOCAN conducted its 2nd WLC meeting on 1 June, 2012 in Kathmandu Nepal. 29 women representing high level government official, grassroots women leaders and their networks and I/NGOs participated in this meeting. The main focus of the meeting was discussion on the gender gaps in Nepal’s REDD+ policy development processes. The meeting provided good opportunity for both the grassroots and...

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