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

October 28, 2013
On 23 Oct, Jeannette Gurung is elected as the Co-Leader of The Forest Dialogue’s Steering Committee in Washington DC, USA. 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 understanding, and collaborative solutions to...
October 15, 2013
On the Occasion of International Day for Rural Women WOCAN would like to share the following video: Watch the Video: Bringing Voices of Rural Women Farmers to The Asia and Pacific High Level Consultation on Gender and Food Security on 25 July 2013
September 30, 2013
On 27 Sept, WOCAN conducted the National Forest Dialogue on Exclusion/Inclusion of Women in REDD+, Forest and other Natural Resource Management Sectors in Phnom Penh, Cambodia. The 35 participants (19 women, 16 men) representingNGOs and government agencies reviewed the draft report, Breaking the Barriers: Revealing Opportunities and Obstacles of Gender Integration in REDD+, Forest and...
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...

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Pictures of Women Leadership Circle (WLC) held in Nepal
This resource manual produced by United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) and theWorld Young Women's Christian Association (YWCA)is available to help prepare and facilitate training workshops for young women on a variety of issues, including leadership, economic justice, HIV and AIDS, human rights and peace.
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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