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

August 6, 2014
Women Thrive Worldwide (Women Thrive) is a recognized expert on gender and a trusted leader in advocating for and shaping policy change at the United States (U.S.) and global levels so that women and girls can share equally in the enjoyment of economic opportunity, voice and freedom from fear and violence. Women Thrive occupies a unique niche, focusing on U.S. international assistance, global...
July 21, 2014
In this feature article, Maria Melinda Ando, Programme Manager for Information andCommunications and the ARROW for Change Managing Editor of the Asian-Pacific Resource andResearch Centre for Women (ARROW) talks to Nanu Ghatani, a farmer and the Kavre DistrictChairperson of the Himalayan Grassroots Women’s Natural Resource Management Association(HIMAWANTI) Nepal. The...
August 1, 2014
Staff and partners of the Kailash Sacred Landscape Conservation and Development Initiative (KSCLDI)participated in the Gender Integrated Planning training workshop in Kathmandu, Nepal from 14-18 July. The training was facilitated by Dr. Barun Gurung, WOCAN Lead Trainer, and Dibya Gurung, WOCAN Core Associates and Trainer. There were 29 participants (16 women and 13 men) from Staff of KSLCDI...
July 22, 2014
Kanchan Lama, WOCAN Board member, discussed future path for improving Gender Equality and Social Inclusion (GESI) strategies of the Ministry of Forest and Soil Conservation (MoFSC) on the expert panel of the Sixth National Community Forestry Workshop in Nepal. The workshop was organized by Community Forestry Division of the Department of Forests, from 16-18 June in Kathmandu, Nepal. Kanchan...
May 18, 2014
UNESCAP, in collaboration with civil society partners, convened the Asia-Pacific Civil Society Forum on Sustainable Development in Bangkok on 15-17 May, as a preparatory event for the Asia Pacific Forum on Sustainable Development (APFSD) scheduled on 19-21 May. The Forum brought together civil society organizations from different sectors and countries to explore common ground and actions, to...
May 30, 2014
Jeannette attended the Gender and REDD+ Learning Exchange organized by IUCN and USAID in collaboration with WEDO, the UN-REDD programme and REDD+ SESin Washington DC from 13-15 May 2014, along with about 45 others from around the world. The objective of the event was to increase the understanding of gender considerations relevant to REDD+ through exchange of on the ground examples from...
November 15, 2013
On Oct, Institute of Environment and Water Management (IEWM) with the support from WOCAN organized the two Women Leadership Circle in Agriculture & NRM (WLCAN) meetings in Kitale and Kitui County, Kenya. The objective of the meeting was to strengthen the leadership role of women farmers in Agriculture and Natural Resource Management in the face of a changing climate. The two day meeting...
October 4, 2013
On Sept, Institute of Environment and Water Management (IEWM) with the support from WOCAN, organized the two Women Leadership Circle in Agriculture & NRM (WLCAN) meetings in Kenya. One was in Nyandarua County on 2 -3 Sept, with 24 participants (20 women and 4 men) from Tulaga, Kinja and Gathara Wards and the other in Nakuru County on 12 -13 of Sept, with 21 participants (19 women and 2 men)...
May 20, 2014
On 19 May, Institute of Environment and Water Management (IEWM) with support from WOCAN organized the Women Leadership Circle in Agriculture and NRM (WLCAN) meeting in Gathara, Nyandarua County, Kenya. There were 17 participants (15 women and 2 men) from, Mukiri Tene Women Group, Midhill Self Help Group, Gathara Mwihoko Women Group and Kinyahwe Group. The meeting was facilitated by Elijah Kimani...

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WOCAN Core Team members Annabell Waitu and Wangu Mutua will convene a Women’s Leadership Circle Inception meeting on May 14 in Nairobi, Kenya.
Apr
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Dibya Gurung, WOCAN Nepal Coordinator, will participate in the AWID International Forum, April 19 to 22, 2012 in Istanbul, Turkey. Dibya will share WOCAN's experience with Women's Leadership Circles in Nepal and elsewhere as a strategy for advocacy for food security in a panel with OXFAM on "Women Transforming the Food System and Advancing Their Rights: sharing practical...

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Across Africa, Latin America and Asia, land is a key productive and reproductive resource for the vast majority of rural women. Yet in the present global context of increasing pressures, women are both likely to be affected differently to men by large-scale land deals and also disproportionately more likely to be negatively affected than men because they are generally vulnerable as a group. The...
The report details how migration disproportionately affects women due to the shift of burdens when men migrate to cities for work. It also discusses the role of remittances and the challenges of gender discrimination that women migrants face. (The QED Group LLC)
By D. Layne Coppock, María E. Fernández-Giménez, andJeannie Harvey On the Ground • We know relatively little about women and rangelands because gender has not been amajor focus of rangeland research and outreach. • “Gender gaps” and “leaky pipelines” negatively affect women who live on rangelands aswell as professional...
This report focuses on the relationship between women and natural resources in conflict-affected settings, and discusses how the management of natural resources can be used to enhance women’s engagement and empowerment in peacebuilding processes. Part I ofthe report examines the relationship between women and natural resources in peacebuilding contexts, reviewing key issues...
This progrssreport documents all the activities conducted from January-June 2013 for the"Capacity Building for Women’s Leadership in Farmer Producer Organizations in Asia and the Pacific Region Project" IFAD/WOCAN Grant 1347. Table1. List of training workshops conducted between January-July 2013 SN ...
Foreword There is a profound need for specific guidelines for addressing gender in agriculture. Acknowledgment of thesignificant function women serve in agricultural development around the world has not always rendered effectiveways of working with women farmers. In many countries, women make up over 70% of the agricultural labour.Women participate along the entire agricultural...

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