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 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...
March 3, 2014
On 25 Feb, Sefora Masia, WOCAN South Africa Coordinator, and Dr. Sikhalazo Dube, WOCAN Core Associatepresented WOCAN and W+ Standard to theChief Director Responsible for the Green Fund in the Department of Environmental affairs, Ms Jenitha Badul.The Green Fund is a unique, newly established national fund that seeks to support green initiatives to assist South Africa’s...
February 27, 2014
On 17-18 Feb,Maris Gavino, WOCAN Liaison, attended the Special event “MovingForward: Breaking the Glass Ceiling: Strengthening women’s participation and influence in farmers’ organizations”during IFAD’s Global Farmers’ Forum in Rome, Italy.The participantswere grouped according to English-French- Spanish languages...
February 27, 2014
On 17-19 Feb,WOCAN conductedthe training on“Strengthening Women’s Leadership for Local Organizational Capacity” in Gn. Fuvahmulak Island in Maldives. Training was led by Dr. Barun Gurung, WOCAN Lead Trainer and WOCAN trainersAminath Shafia and Ahmed Riyaz. There were 31 (29 women 2 men)participants,11 (nine women and 2 men) participants...
December 13, 2013
On 5 Dec, Phanlany Khompoui, WOCAN Core Associate, attended theannual IFAD portfolio review workshop took place in UN House, Vientiane, Lao PDR.40 representatives from IFAD-funded projects, government partners, development partners, INGOs and Non-Profit Associations discussed IFAD's current Country Strategic Opportunities Programme (COSOP) for the Lao People’s Democratic...
December 26, 2013
On 1-9 Dec,trainings on “Gender-Integrated Planning for Strengthening Local Organizational Capacity” were rolled out in Polpithigama and Pilimathalawa Provincesin Sri Lanka for the IFAD project onCapacity Building for Women’s Leadership in Farmers’ Producer Organizationsin Asia and the Pacific Region. The training was conducted by five IFAD staff...
December 6, 2013
On 2 Dec, parallel session on ‘Inclusive Social Development: the Challenges for Including the Excluded – Gender Dimensions’ was held during the International Conference on Addressing Poverty and Vulnerability in the Hindu Kush Himalayas in Nepal. The panelists discussed how gender consideration can be accounted in times of rapid change, both in terms of physical changes as well...
December 6, 2013
On 1-4 Dec, The International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD) organized the International Conference on Addressing Poverty and Vulnerability in the Hindu Kush Himalayas: Forging regional partnerships to enable transformative change in Kathmandu, Nepal. The objective of the conference was to bring together stakeholders from the Hindu Kush Himalayan region and beyond to...
November 12, 2013
Meena Bilgi, WOCAN Core Associate, is selected by the Women's Major Group as the Alternate Regional Focal Point - Asia - for the 10 Year Framework Patterns (10YFP) on Sustainable Consumption and Production. The 10YFP is a global framework of action to enhance international cooperation to accelerate the shift towards Sustainable Consumption and Production (SCP) in both developed and...
November 14, 2013
On 11-14 Nov, WOCAN is conducting a training titled “strengthening women’s leadership for local organizational capacity” for the IFAD-supported project “Soum Son Seun Jai” (SSSJ) in Oudomxay Province of Lao PDR. The SSSJ project works to improve rural livelihoods of farming communities in northern Lao PDR. The focus of the workshop is to strengthen local...

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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...
Photos from Women Leadership Circle (WLC) meeting in Kenya.
Photos from Women Leadership Circle (WLC) meeting in Kenya.
WOCAN-IFAD Project “Capacity Building for Women’s Leadership in Farmers Producers Organization in Asia and the Pacific Region”, inception meeting was held on Aug 27, 2012 in Vientiane, Lao PDR. The objective of the meeting was to formally introduce the project to IFAD personnel of Lao PDR and national project coordinators.

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