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

May 15, 2014
On 14 May, World Bank hosted the discussion on thenew report, Voice and Agency: Empowering Women and Girls for Shared Prosperity, which distills vast data and hundreds of studies to cast important new light on the constraints women and girls face worldwide, from epidemic gender-based violence to biased laws and norms that prevent them from making decisions about their own lives. These...
April 21, 2014
Organization Name: International Fund to Amplify Agro-Ecological Solutions (IFAAES) Position: Part-time Program Coordinator (Consultant) Location: ...
April 9, 2014
On 4 April, Dibya Gurung, WOCAN Nepal Coordinator, facilitated the GESI Learning Alliance Workshop organized by IFAD Nepal in Kathmandu, Nepal. Dibya is also the Project Coordinator for IFAD/WOCAN project "Capacity Building for Women's Leadership in Farmer Producer Organizations in the Asia and the Pacific Region", currently implemented in Lao PDR, the Maldives and Sri Lanka. The...
March 28, 2014
On 26-27 March, USAID LEAF Program, WOCAN & UNREDD organized the Asia Pacific Workshop on Women’s Inclusion for Sustainable Forests and Climate: What works? in Bangkok, Thailand. This workshop is part of the Joint Initiative between WOCAN, LEAF and UN-REDD established to identify practical entry points for women’s inclusion and gender perspectives in REDD+ in the Asia-...
March 27, 2014
On 24 March, Jeannette presented the W+ Standard during the Annual Donor Meeting of Centre for Sustainable Rural Development (SRD) in Hanoi, Vietnam. This is an annual event for SRD to review and share its achievements during the past year as well as to tighten the relationship with donors and partners for further cooperation in the years to come. Mrs. Vu Thi Bich Hop, SRD’s Executive...
March 17, 2014
On 24 Feb to 7 March, WOCAN conducted three training on “Gender-Integrated Planning for Strengthening Local Organizational Capacity” in Sri Lanka for the "Capacity Building for Women's Leadership in Farmer Producer Organizations in the Asia and the Pacific Region" supported by IFAD. Dr Barun Gurung, WOCAN Lead Trainer, and Dibya Gurung, WOCAN Trainer and WOCAN Nepal...
March 18, 2014
On 14March, The Forest Dialogue announced Cecile Ndjebet, President of REFACOF andWOCAN Member, as the new Steering Committee Member of The Forest Dialogue.The Forests Dialogue (TFD) was created in 1998 to provide international leaders in the forest sector with an ongoing, multi-stakeholder dialogue (MSD) platform and process focused on developing mutual trust, a shared...
March 14, 2014
There were several things that I learned and heard during this internship experience that initially surprised me. To be quite honest, and I feel naïve admitting this, I did not even realize how huge of an issue gender inequality across the globe is. Yes, I knew about the really hot button issues like child marriage and domestic abuse, but I had never really thought about limitations like...
March 7, 2014
On 7 March, Nisha Onta, Knowledge Management Coordinator, Hannah Oblock and Morgan Anderson, WOCAN Interns, attended the UN Women’s “Equality for Women Is Progress for All” International Women’s Day event earlier this morning at the Foreign Correspondents’ Club of Thailand in Bangkok. Introductory remarks were presented from Ms. Nanda Krairiksh, Director of the...
March 6, 2014
WOCAN celebrates the International Women’s Day 2014 (IWD2014) by reflecting on progress made, acknowledging theacts of courage and determination by ordinary women and call for change and actionto make the world more equal. This year’s theme, “Equality for women is progress for all” emphasizes how gender equality, empowerment of women, women’s...

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On 18-20 February, 2013 WOCAN hosted a Global Meeting of the Women’s Leadership Circles (WLCs) in Nairobi, Kenya. Women’s Leadership Circles, organized by WOCAN at the national level, provide a space where women farmers and policy makers meet regularly, as an activity of the Network of Women Leaders in Agriculture.In addition, the WOCAN-hosted breakfast meeting for the Network...
This is a summary report for the Scoping Dialogue on the Exclusion and Inclusion of Women in the Forest Sector in Kathmandu, Nepal, held on Sept 22-24, 2012, organized by WOCAN in partnership with The Forests Dialogue (TFD). This summary report highlights various reasons for exclusion of women in the forestry sector, identified by the participants of the dialogue and recommends actions that could...
In December 2011, WOCAN conducted research as an activity of the Rural Women’s Leadership Year 2 project. This was conducted by a team of researchers comprisied of two WOCAN staff and an independent researcher, Ms. Shradha Ghale, guided by WOCAN Core Associate, Dr. Barun Gurung. The research focused on exploring how change takes place and looked into factors that influence women to become...
The Asian Farmers’ Association for Sustainable Development (AFA) and Women Organizing for Change in Agriculture and Natural Resource Management (WOCAN) agreed to undertake an outcome-based evaluation of the ten provincial training activities conducted from May –December 2010, under a two-year Rural Women’s Leadership Project (RWLP), supported by the International Fund for...
This is the final report of the “Rural Women’s Leadership project implemented by WOCAN in Nepal and the Philippines, and serves as the final report of this two-year project. In the Philippines, the project was implemented in partnership with PAKISAMA, a national confederation of organizations of small-scale women and men farmers, fishers and indigenous peoples, and the AFA member in...
The Rural Women's Leadership Project was implemented in the Philippines in 2010-2011 by Asian Farmers' Association for Sustainable Rural Development (AFA) and PAKISAMA, in partnership with WOCAN. Leadership stories of 45 women and 15 men were gathered to capture the lessons learned on women's leadership. This video shows nine of these stories.
This is a presentation of the scoping study conducted in Maldives for the"Capacity Building for Women's Leadership in Farmer Producer Organizations in the Asia and the Pacific Region" project supported by IFAD.
Jeannette Gurung submitted this paper for the worshop Building Coalitions, Creating Change An Agenda for Gender Transformative Research in Development, in Penang Malaysia on 3-5 October. This paper is based on a case study of how organizational change occurs through the resistance and subjectivity of actors, within an international organization engaged in...

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