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

January 28, 2016
The WOCAN Board meeting was held from 27-29 January in San Francisco, California, USA. The members of the WOCAN Board of Directors areKaren Frost, Lee West, Kanchan Lama, Mary Mbura Njenga, Kimberly Ann Easson, Chris Grieve, Candice Eggerss and Jeannette Gurung.
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...
December 11, 2015
Jeannette Gurung and WOCAN Core Associates, Maria Lee, Annabelle Waititu,Wangu Muthia and Sunitha Bisan attended the 21st Session of the Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (COP21/CMP11) in Paris. WOCAN organized a side event to discuss Gender and Climate Finance on Dec 7to share perspectives of investors on the benefits of investing in...
November 26, 2015
MAKE A DIFFERENCE IN WOMEN’S LIVES IN NEPAL What would you do with an extra 2.2 hours a day? When women in villagesof Nepal replaced their wood-generated stoves with biogas digesters,they reduced their daily workload by 2.2 hours.This iswhat theW+ Standard, created byWOCAN* (a global women-led membership organization dedicated to women's empowerment...
September 10, 2015
Gertrude Kenyagi Kabusimbi, founder of Support for Women in Agriculture and Environment (SWAGEN) and WOCAN member was awarded the 2015 Wangari Maathai ‘Forest Champions' Award at the XIV World Forest Congress. The award recognizes outstanding contributions to preserve, restore and sustainably manage forests and to raise awareness of the key role forests play in...
July 10, 2015
Nisha Onta, Knowledge Management Coordinator, presented the W+ Standard during the Food and Agriculture Organization's (FAO) Asia Pacific Regional Workshop on 'Challenges and opportunities towards rural women's empowerment Agrarian transformations and the changing role of women in agriculture and food systems held on 7-8 July in Bangkok. The objectives of the workshop were to foster...
May 13, 2015
Another earthquake has struck Nepal on 12 May 2015.WOCAN is deeply saddened by the devastating earthquakes. Our thoughts and prayers go out to those impacted by this disaster and their families, including those of our colleagues and partners. Dibya Gurung, WOCAN Core Associate, who resides in Kathmandu, has been assisting some of the partner organizations members with...
April 27, 2015
Barun Gurung, WOCAN Lead Trainer and Abidah Setyowati, WOCAN Trainer and Core Associate, facilitated the Gender Integrated Planning training for the IUCN’s Mangrove for the Future (MFF) Program from 20-24 April 2015 in Trat Province of Thailand. The purpose of the workshop was to introduce and equip workshop participants with a gender framework for gender responsive planning and identify...
March 17, 2015
Kalpana Giri, REDD+ and Gender Expert and WOCAN Core Associate and Nisha Onta, Knowledge Management Coordinator, attended the Making change Happen: International Women's Day celebration on 11 March in Bangkok, Thailand. Mona Mehta, Gender Equity Manager of OXFAM GB, presented stories of OXFAM’s program on women political leadership in Asia and facilitated the discussion among the...
March 17, 2015
byStephanie Rattéhttp://www.wri.org/blog/2015/03/qa-c%C3%A9cile-ndjebet-empowering-women-key-better-forest-management-cameroon Women in Cameroon prepare to plant saplings. Photo by Cameroon Ecology. Roughly70 percent of womenin Cameroon live in rural areas, relying at least in part on natural resources like forests for their...

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From 14- 18 July, Dr. Barun Gurung, WOCAN Lead Trainer and Dibya Gurung, WOCAN Core Associate will facilitate the training onGender Integrated Planning for Kailash Sacred Landscape Conservation and Development Initiative (KSLCDI) in Lalitpur, Nepal. The participants are ICIMOD staff and KSLCDI's Government and NGO partners from India and Nepal , representing MFSC, Tribhuwan University...
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...
Mar
24
On 24 March, Jeannette will attend the Center for Sustainable RuralDevelopment's(SRD)Annual Donor Meeting in Hanoi, Vietnam. The objective of the meeting isto facilitate interaction and sharing between SRD and its donors, inorder to strengthen the trust and long term strategic partnership. SRDis a leading Vietnamese non-government organization; supporting poor...
Mar
8
On March 7,10:45 am EST/3:45 pm GMT, WOCAN will join the exclusive Google+ Hangout on women leaders driving social change. The speakers are: Monique Villa, CEO of the Thomson Reuters Foundation; Kathy Calvin, CEO of the United Nations Foundation; Christy Turlington, Founder, Every Mother Counts. Please joing and ask your questions via #IWDleaders on Twitter, or use the...
Feb
25
On 25-27 Feb, trainings on “Gender-Integrated Planning for Strengthening Local Organizational Capacity” will be rolled out in Moneragala Provinces in Sri Lanka for the IFAD project on Capacity Building for Women’s Leadership in Farmers’ Producer Organizations in Asia and the Pacific Region. The training will be conducted by Mr. D.J.A.K.Wijeratne, former staff of Dry Zone...
Mar
1
On 1-3 March, trainings on “Gender-Integrated Planning for Strengthening Local Organizational Capacity” will be rolled Ministry of Agriculture Staff in Kurunegala, Sri Lanka for the IFAD project on Capacity Building for Women’s Leadership in Farmers’ Producer Organizations in Asia and the Pacific Region.The training will be conducted by Mr. D.J.A.K.Wijeratne, former...
Feb
10
On 6-12 Jan, WOCAN is conducting a training titled “Strengthening Women’s Leadership for Local Organizational Capacity” in Gn. Fuvahmulak Island in Maldives.Gn. Fuvahmulak island which has a population of 8000 and 8 cooperatives in agriculture, food processing and fisheries sectors. There will be two training of 30 participants per training. The participants are IFAD...
Dec
5
On 5 Dec, Phanlany Khamphoui, WOCAN Core Associate, will attend theAnnual Review of Country Strategic Opportunities ProgrammeStakeholder Workshop in Vientiane, Lao PDR.The International Fund for Agriculture Development (IFAD), in collaboration withthe Government of the Lao People’s Democratic Republic, is conducting anannual portfolio review of its Country...
Nov
25
On 25-30 Nov, WOCAN will conduct the Asia-Pacific Leadership training on Gender and Climate Change/REDD+ in Bangkok, Thailand. The participants will be the key decision-makers working in forestry/climate change/REDD+ sector in the Asia-Pacific. The training will be led by Dr. Barun Gurung, Lead Trainer of WOCAN and Ms. Kalpana Giri, Gender Expert of LEAF Program and WOCAN Core Associate. The...

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This Evaluation Handbook is a practical handbook to help those initiating, managing and/or using gender-responsive evaluations by providing direction, advice and tools for every step in the evaluation process: planning, preparation, conduct, reporting, evaluation use and follow up. The primary audience is UN Women staff who manage evaluations or are involved in evaluation processes....
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“Community Resilience at Scale: Grassroots Women Demonstrating Successful Practices” showcases four resilience-building practices designed and implemented by grassroots women in Kenya, Nicaragua, Honduras,and India through GROOTS Kenya, Unión de Cooperativas de Mujeres Las Brumas, Wagucha and Swayam Shikshan Prayog. Leveraging support from Huairou Commission’s...
In August 2014, nearly 100 grassroots leaders and representatives from environmental and women’s funds gathered for an international Summit on Women and Climate Change, hosted by Global Greengrants Fund, the International Network of Women’s Funds and the Alliance of Funds. Lessons and case studies from this initiative is captured in this report with the intention to seed...

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