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 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...
November 28, 2014
WOCAN in collaboration with RECOFTC- The Center for People and Forests has developed an infographic to highlight the discussions and recommendations of the Regional Dialogue on Women’s Inclusion in Landscape Management, held on 7-9 October 2014 in Chiang Mai, Thailand. The dialogue brought together 40 participants (33 women and seven men) from ten countries (eight from Asia), representing...
October 30, 2014
Nisha Onta, Knowledge Management Coordinator, presented the Gender Integrated Planning Course, during the Gender Advisory Panel Presentation at the Eleventh Meeting of the Mangroves for the Future (MFF) Regional Steering Committee (RSC-11) held on 25-28 October in Sihanoukville, Cambodia. As a member of the Gender Advisory Panel of the MFF , WOCAN was invited to present the WOCAN Gender...
October 14, 2014
WOCAN in collaboration with RECOFTC-The Center for People and Forests and The Forest Dialogue held a 3-day Regional Dialogue on Women's Inclusion in Landscape Management in Asia, in Chiang Mai, Thailand from October 7-9, 2014. The dialogue brought together 40 participants (33 women and seven men) from ten countries (eight from Asia), representing indigenous peoples, local communities,...
September 26, 2014
IUCN Asia Regional Officehosted the Women in Agriculture and NRM (WARM) meeting on 25 September 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 (WARM) (with men warmly welcomed). The participants represented South Pole Carbon...
August 29, 2014
WOCAN was invited to attend the IUCN Mangroves for the Future (MFF) Gender Advisory Panel Special Meeting for IUCN Commission Members on 27 Aug in Bangkok, Thailand. The main objective of the meeting was to provide comments and feedback on the MFF Strategic Framework for Gender Equality Integration and the Gender Action Plan. The session was chaired and facilitated by Aban Marker Kabraji,...
August 29, 2014
Dibya Gurung, WOCAN Core Associate, facilitated a workshop to develop Gender Equity and Social Inclusion (GESI) strategy for The Himalayan Grassroots Women's Natural Resource Management Association (HIMAWANTI) Nepal from 19-23 August in Kathmandu, Nepal. There were 22 participants (20 women and two men) who were HIMAWANTI’s program staff and representatives from HIMAWANT’s...
August 12, 2014
The UN Collaborative Programme on Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation in Developing Countries (UN‐REDD Programme)seeks to identify four CSO Representativesforits Policy Board. (Representing Asia, Africa, Latin America and developed countries) The Forest Carbon Partnership Facility (FCPF) seeks to identify three CSO Representativesfor its...

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Feb
12
On 12th February WOCAN is organizing the WLC meeting in Kathmandu, Nepal. The agenda of the meeting is to share information of theAlternative Energy Promotion Center's (AEPC) new Project – National Rural and Renewable Energy Programme (NRREP). The meeting will be led by the grassroots women leaders and will focus thedisucssions onthe key energyissues and...
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...
Feb
17
The Global Meeting of Women's Leadership Circles is being held in Nairobi, Kenya, from Feb. 18th to 20th, 2013. The Women's Leadership Circle (WLC) is a national level platform to develop women's leadership, promote regular dialogue between women policy makers/professionals and women farmers to promote enhanced policy implementation that meets the needs of rural women. Twenty women...
Feb
5
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 its first of three workshops in Sri Lanka on Feb 5th-9th, 2013 in Kandy, Sri Lanka. The five day training will be facilitated by WOCAN trainers Dr. Barun Gurung and Ms. Dibya Gurung. Ten IFAD staff...
Oct
17
Inception meeting for WOCAN project “Capacity Building for Women’s Leadership in Farmer Producer Organizations in Asia and the Pacific Region” will be held on Oct 17, 2012 in Colombo, Sri Lanka. This inception meeting will be attended by Project staff from both participating Sri Lanka and Maldives IFAD projects. The objective of this inception meeting is to: • Introduce...
Aug
24
Jeannette Gurung will present a talk on"Forest Dialogue Meeting: Women's Exclusion/Inclusion in the Forestry Sector", in RECOFTC for their 5th Institutute learning program, on 24th Aug, 12:00-1:00pm in Bangkok, Thailand.
Aug
26
WOCAN staff and consultants would be conducting the Inception meeting for "Capacity building for women's leadership in farmer producer organizations in Asia and the Pacific Region" project in Lao PDR on 27th and 28th Aug 2012.
Jul
30
WOCAN members will be organizing WLC meeting on Kenya
May
27
Wocan organized the inception meeting for WLC in South Africa on 28 May, 2012.The major purpose of this 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.
May
14
WOCAN has recently completed curriculum development workshop on May 14-18, 2012 in Bangkok, Thailand that was attended by some of WOCAN’s Core Associate Trainers of Asia. The workshop was a part of IFAD supported project “Capacity Building for Women’s Leadership in Farmer Producer Organizations in the Asia/Pacific Region.” The main goal of the workshop was to develop...

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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...
This report brings together the main lessons from the Rural Women’s Leadership Programme (RWLP), implemented by the Policy and Technical Advisory Division of the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD), with support from the Government of Norway and insights from the Farmers’ Forum in 2010 and 2012. The programme was implemented in Madagascar, Nepal, the Philippines and...
The Bulletin highlights Jan-April 2014 activities of the Capacity Building for Women’s Leadership in Farmer Producer Organizations in Asia and the Pacific Region Project (Grant number 1347 WOCAN).This is a three year Technical Assistance Project (2012-2014). The purpose of this project is to assist the performance and impact of IFAD projects in Lao PDR, Maldives and Sri Lanka, through...
The guide explores what distinguishes transformative leadership from other forms of leadership, and how change differs from transformation. It also explains why transformative leadership is important for Oxfam, and what we are trying to achieve by promoting it. By exploring what transformative leadership for women’s rights means in practice, this guide demonstrates how we can apply it in...
Mar
26
This study is a part of the Joint Initiative of the USAID-funded LEAF Project, WOCAN, and the UN-REDD Programme to investigate practical entry points for women’s inclusion in Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation (REDD+) policies and practices. It explores the current status and implementation of policies and practices related to gender equality in forestry and other...
Mar
26
The study is a part of the Joint Initiative of WOCAN, the UN-REDD Programme and USAID-funded LEAFProject to investigate practical entry points for women’s inclusion in Reducing Emissions fromDeforestation and Forest Degradation (REDD+) policies andpractices. It explores the current status ofpolicies and practices related to gender integration in forestry and other...
Mar
26
The study is a part of the Joint Initiative of WOCAN, the UN-REDD Programme and USAID-funded LEAFProject to investigate practical entry points for women’s inclusion in Reducing EmissionsfromDeforestation and Forest Degradation (REDD+) policies and practices. It aims to explore the currentstatus and effectiveness of policies and practices related to gender integration...
This Mercy Corps case study highlights the approaches taken by a development assistance program in Tajikistan to increase women’s empowerment through increased social capital, self-confidence and freedom. (The QED Group LLC)

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