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

March 13, 2015
Location: South Korea Compensation: Competitive Application: Send an email attaching your CV and a letter of interest in a single file to: recruitment@gcfund.org File name: "[last name], [first name]" (eg: Peterson, Anna) Subject line: "Special Assistant to the Executive Director" Please indicate your earliest availability to take up assignment, and...
March 13, 2015
Deadline: Tuesday, April 7, 2015 When women are empowered to exercise leadership at all levels, it is not just in the service of women but also as a contribution to the betterment of society as a whole. In particular, women’s labor force participation and entrepreneurship are increasingly salient factors in the economic growth and societal transformation of the Asia Pacific. A gender gap...
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...
February 25, 2015
Barun Gurung, WOCAN Lead Trainer, and Dibya Gurung, WOCAN Trainer and Core Associate, facilitated the Gender Integrated Planning Training for CDKN-Gender Hub for India Country Programme from 23 to 26 of February in New Delhi, India. The objective of the training was to integrate gender into the planning of the four projects in India: • Tackling Extreme Heat: NRDC,...
February 24, 2015
Barun Gurung, Lead WOCAN Trainer, facilitated the workshop for Strengthening IUCN Asia Regional Office (ARO) Capacity as an Enabling Organization for Gender-Responsive Development on 19-20 February in Bangkok, Thailand. The two-day workshop provided an opportunity for senior IUCN Asia managers to conduct an organizational assessment and identify key actions for strengthening IUCN as an...
February 23, 2015
Jeannette participated as a technical expert in the IUCN Restoration Opportunities Assessment Methodology (ROAM) Gender Validation Workshop from February 17–18 in Washington, DC. A small group of experts met to review and enhance the incorporation of gender into the first draft of the ROAM developed by IUCN and the World Resources Institute. More information on the...
February 2, 2015
The ITC-ILO is offering a course on Gender and Organizational Change, which will take place in Turin from 23 to 27 March 2015.The workshop proposes to look at how organizations have embraced gender mainstreaming, the success stories and the barriers, but goes much further by looking at gender as part of an organizational change management strategy rather than a “stand alone”...
January 19, 2015
For the last three years WOCAN has been engaged with IFAD for the Building Capacity for Women’s Leadership in Farmer Producer Organizations in the Asia and the Pacific Region Project. As a final activity, WOCAN delivered the training on Reframing Leadership for Women and Men for Gender Equality to the project's participants. The training was held from 12-16 January in Bangkok, Thailand...
December 10, 2014
Dibya Gurung, WOCAN Core Associate, presented the findings of the Scoping Study on Women and Climate Change Adaptation at the Learning Route Opening Workshop, organized by IFAD and PROCASUR on 6 Dec in Kathmandu, Nepal. The Learning Route on women’s empowerment, business development and sustainable natural resource management was launched in support from the Ministry of Forest and...
November 12, 2014
Ahmed Riyaz, Noora Jaleel, Senior Project Officer of MOFA and Aminath Aroosha, Senior Quarantine Officer of MOFA, who were trained by WOCAN for the IFAD funded Capacity Building for Women’s Leadership in Farmers’ Producer Organizations in Asia and the Pacific Region project, facilitated the training on Capacity Building for Gender Integration in Organizations' Planning on 22-23...

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Oct
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On 21-25 Oct, WOCAN will conduct the trainingGender Integrated Planning in Climate Change/REDD+ inNghe An,Vietnamfor theLowering Emissions in Asia's Forests (LEAF) program'simplementing partners (forest agencies) at province and district level, Women-sub-CAW members andwomen union members. The training is led by Dr. Barun Gurung, Lead Trainer of WOCAN...
Sep
9
On 9-13 Sept, WOCAN will conduct the trainingGender Integrated Planning in Climate Change/REDD+ in Attapeu, Lao PDR for theLowering Emissions in Asia's Forests (LEAF) program'simplementing partners (forest agencies) at province and district level, Women-sub-CAW members andwomen union members. The training is led by Dr. Barun Gurung, Lead Trainer of WOCAN and Ms....
Aug
26
On26-30 Aug, WOCAN is conducting the Training of Trainers (TOT) on Intergating Gender into Planning in Attapeu, Lao PDR.This training is partof the IFAD funded project,Capacity Buildingfor Women's Leadership in Farmer Producer Oranization in Asia and the Pacific Region.The training is conductedby WOCAN trainers Dr. Barun Gurung,Ms. Phanlany...
Sep
16
On 16-21 September,WOCAN is conducting the Training/Facilitating for Gender Integrated Planning in Pretoria, South Africa. This training is a refresher course for the WOCAN Trainers in Africa.This 6 day training course will build on skills already developed and will introduce new tools and techniques to implement and train others in Gender Integrated Planning. The objectives...
Dec
2
Do not miss theAsia-Pacific Symposium 'Entrepreneurship and Innovation in Organic Farming'taking placeDecember 2 - 4, 2013, in Bangkok,Thailand. Call for Abstracts and Ticket Registration Now Open! Organized by IFOAM and FAO, this symposium will address the varied and successful strategies adopted by organic farming entrepreneurs to ensure their long-term...
Sep
20
The International Women's Earth & Climate Summit will take place on September 20 – 23, 2013 in New York. The Summit will bring together 100 global women leaders including grassroots activists, economists, scientists, businesswomen, Indigenous leaders, policy-makers, faith leaders, culture shapers for 3.5 days to help further a women’s climate action agenda.Although this...
Jun
17
On 17 to22June, WOCAN will hold a 6-day refresher training course for trainers in Chiang Mai, Thailand. The focus of the training is on Gender Integrated Planning.This training will build on skills already developed and will introduce new tools and techniques to implement and train others in Gender Integrated Planning.
May
6
As part of the activity for the “Capacity Building for Women’s Leadership in Farmer Producer Organizations in the Asia and Pacific Region” project; WOCAN is organizing the Women's Leadership and Organizational Changein Sri Lanka from 6-10 May, 2013 in Colombo, Sri Lanka. The five day training will be facilitated by WOCAN trainers Dr. Barun Gurung and Ms. Dibya Gurung....
May
16
Maris Gavino, WOCAN Liaison for Rome, will share WOCAN’s best practices on women leadership circles during a study tour of women from selected countries in Central Asia and China. The tour is under the aegis of the Italian Coordinator of Europe’s Lobby on Women of the European Parliament. It will be held in the Rome Representative Office of the European Parliament on 16...
Apr
8
As part of the activity for the “Capacity Building for Women’s Leadership in Farmer Producer Organizations in the Asia and Pacific Region” project; WOCAN is organizing the ‘Women's Leadership and Planning Workshop’ for IFAD project beneficiaries in Xayabouli Province, Lao PDR on April 8-12.There will be total of 25 participants, who are project...

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This report was developed as a part of the regional initiative, ‘Mainstreaming gender into forest policies of developing Asia-Pacific Forestry Commission (APFC) member countries,’ funded by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations’ Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific (FAO-RAP). The report tries to understand how gender perspectives are being integrated in...
This report serves as a final report for the three year IFAD funded project: ‘Capacity Building for Women’s Leadership in Farmer Producer Organizations in Asia and the Pacific Region Project’. The purpose of this project is to improve the performance and impact of IFAD projects with respect to gender mainstreaming and women’s empowerment by seeking to improve the enabling...
By Mary Galvin Abstract This Perspective draws together and reflects on primary research conducted by the author over the past decade regardingthe barriers to ‘real’ participation of community members and the obstacles to their holding officials and politicians accountablefor the delivery of rural water and sanitation services in South Africa. It argues that...
The infographic describes the links between food security, gender and climate change. It gives the analytical framework of the Gender and climate change research in agriculture and food security for rural development (FAO and CCAFS 2012, second edition 2013), available at:www.fao.org/docrep/018/i3385e/i3385e.pdf Related linkshttp://www.fao.org/climatechange/micca/gender;...
Farming First and The United NationsFood and Agriculture Organisation (FAO)have jointly launched a new interactive infographic entitled “The Female Face of Farming”. The infographic is a striking visual representation of the statistics that underlie the urgent need to invest in rural women.You can view the full infographic at:www.farmingfirst.org/women
Over three days, 13-15 May 2014, in Washington,D.C., the United States Agency for InternationalDevelopment (USAID) joined with the GlobalGender Office (GGO) of the International Unionfor Conservation of Nature (IUCN) to organize andhost a technical workshop on gender and reducingemissions from deforestation and forest degradation(REDD+). A learning...
Charting the rationale and the actions necessary to ensure ground-breaking change, the flagship UN study asserts that any comprehensive sustainable development pathway cannot be achieved without an explicit commitment to gender equality, women’s rights and their empowerment. Coming on the heels of the UN Secretary-General’s Climate Summit in September, the World Survey 2014 provides...
Jeannette Gurung presented the summary of theDialogue on Exclusion andInclusion of Women in the Forest Sector held in Kathmandu Nepal in 2012, during the'Regional Dialogue on Women’s Inclusion in Landscape Management in Asia' held in Chiang Mai, Thailand, on 7-9 October 2014. The purpose of theDialogue on Exclusion andInclusion of Women in the Forest...
This training video targets community forestry practitioners to improve gender equity on the ground. The video explains the concept of gender equity in the context of forest communities and highlights best practices for achieving gender equity. Shot in Vientiane in Lao PDR and the Baan Thung Yao community forest in Thailand, the video features grassroots and institutional knowledge and...
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...

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