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

September 25, 2013
On 16-21 Sept, WOCAN conducted atrainingon Gender Integrated Planning in Hatfield, Tshwane, South Africa. The training was attended by 14 participants (4 men, 10 women), including several of WOCAN's Core Associate Trainers in Africafrom Lesotho, Kenya, Malawi, Madagascar, Mozambique and South Africa and facilitated by Dr. Barun Gurung, WOCAN Lead Trainer. The course...
September 24, 2013
On 9-13 Sept, WOCAN, Lowering Emissions in Asia’s Forest (LEAF) and the Lao Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry (MAF) conducted atraining on Gender Integrated Planning in Climate Change/REDD+ in Attapeu Province, Lao PDR. Twenty-sixparticipants from national, provincial and district offices of MAF, the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment, the National Division of...
September 20, 2013
On 9-13 Sept, WOCAN, Lowering Emissions in Asia’s Forest (LEAF) and the Lao Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry (MAF) conducted the training on Gender Integrated Planning in Climate Change/REDD+ in Attapeu Province, Lao PDR. There were 26 participants from national, provincial and district offices of MAF, the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment, the National Division of...
July 30, 2013
AWARD is a career-development program that equips top women agricultural scientists across sub-Saharan Africa to accelerate agricultural gains by strengthening their research and leadership skills through tailored fellowships. AWARD is a catalyst for innovations with high potential to contribute to the prosperity and well-being of African smallholder farmers, most of whom are women. AWARD...
August 7, 2013
On 3 July, Sefora Masia, WOCAN South Africa Coordinator, discussed potential partnership with the Department of Environmental Affairs (DEA). The DEA showed keen interest to partner with WOCAN for the leadership workshop planned for late 2013. The DEA also proposed to partner with WOCAN to raise awareness on gender and climate change issues and invited WOCAN to attend the Global Services workshop...
July 29, 2013
On 25 July, Nanu Ghatani, Farmer and Chairperson of The Himalayan Grassroots Women's Natural Resource Management Association (HIMAWANTI) Nepal, gave her testimonial to begin the session on 'Strategic approaches: Option to address gender dimensions of food and nutrition security' during the Asia and the Pacific Regional High-level Consultation on Gender, Food Security and...
July 1, 2013
On 24 to28 June, WOCAN organizedthe Training of Trainers (TOT) for the"Capacity Building for Women's Leadership in Farmer Producer Organizations in Asia and the Pacific Region" project in Bangkok, Thailand. The three year project (2012-2104) in Lao PDR, the Maldives and Sri Lanka, is a technical assistance grant to support the gender component of the existing IFAD...
June 24, 2013
On 17 to 22 June, WOCAN held a six-day refresher training course on gender integrated planning in Chiang Mai, Thailand forWOCAN Core Associate Trainers of Asia facilitated by WOCAN lead trainers, Dr. Barun Gurung and Colletah Chitsike. The training introduced new tools and techniques to implement and train others in gender integrated planning. Here are the four modules covered during the...
May 30, 2013
On 15 May, Sefora Masia, WOCAN South Africa Coordinator, and Mr Sikhalazo Dube, WOCAN Core Associate and Trainer, met with representatives of Department of Environmental Affairs (DEA). Mr Sandy Nyathi, Gender Mainstreaming Directorate Ms Wadzi Mandhivenyi, Chief Director of Biodiversity and Conservation, responsible for biodiversity monitoring, biodiversity indicators and...
May 1, 2013
On 26 April, WLCAN was organized in Pretoria, South Africa. Sefora Masia, WOCAN South Africa Coordinator, presented the report of the WLCAN Nairobi meeting held on 18 April and the WLCAN Principles and Methodology. The discussions also focused on providing women farmers platform for leadership skills development, which led to the unanimous decision that all WLCAN meetings will be chaired by a...

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At this crucial time of institutional reform and resource allocation, the agriculture sector must afford women producers recognition and value as primary food producers and environmental managers. The Network of Women Ministers and Leaders in Agriculture is an example of such collective action.

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