Technical Support

To achieve our purpose, we provide technical support to generate new knowledge through analysis of specific issues and pilot projects to inform policy and program development, to ultimately enhance the abilities of women farmers/entrepreneurs to meet their practical needs related to food security, energy and sustainable development, while addressing their strategic interests for empowerment and balanced gender relations. WOCAN also acts as an ‘incubator’ of new field-tested ideas that support its mission, through innovative ideas that may serve to increase women’s assets and transform gender relations.

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 4, 2014
On 3 April, Stockholm Environment Institute (SEI) hosted the 2nd Women in Agriculture and NRM Meeting (WARM) in Bangkok. WARM is an informal gathering initiated by WOCAN to share, learn and build a network of individuals who are interested in issues related to Women in Agriculture and Natural Resource Management (WARM) (with men warmly welcomed). The 16 (13 women & 2 men) participants...
In programs: Innovation Incubator
April 15, 2014
The Green Climate Fund has approved WOCAN as an observer organization, allowing WOCAN to attend meetings of the Board. As an observer WOCAN will sharing research and materials, coordinating priorities and providing technical support and background information to GCF Board members, alternatives and their advisors. In particular, WOCAN will present its W+ Standard as a results-based finance...
May 6, 2014
On 27-30 April, Kanchan Lama, WOCAN Board Member, attended the 8th Annual Community-Based Adaptation Conference (CBA8) organized by International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED) in Kathmandu, Nepal. The CBA8 brought together over 400 stakeholders and practitioners in community-based adaptation (CBA) for field trips, plenaries and meetings, focusing on financing CBA, sharing best...
May 6, 2014
On 27-30 April, I attended the8th Annual Community-Based Adaptation Conference (CBA8) organized by International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED) in Kathmandu, Nepal. I attended various panels/discussions and actively engaged with other GGCA members participating at the conference. GGCA members developed a Resource Guide for Gender in CBA8, which included key messages and...
April 30, 2014
On 27-28 April, Maris Gavino, WOCAN Liaison, participated in the Civil Society Mechanism's (CSM) meeting prior to the CFS Open Ended Working Group (OEWG) on RAI . The CSM discussed Draft 1 (an expansion of the Draft 0) of the CFS Principles for Responsible Investment in Agriculture and Food Systems (RAI). The Mechanism developed a point by point analysis of Draft 1 and wrote a...
April 22, 2014
Jeannette Gurung has accepted the invitation to serve on the Policy Advisory Committee for The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) Project "Incentives for Ecosystem Services in Agriculture". The objective of the project is to raise awareness of the importance of incentives for ecosystem services provided by agriculture. In the first phase, the project compiled...
April 15, 2014
On 10 April, Kanchan Lama, WOCAN Board Member, was a discussant for the panel on "Scaling up partnerships opportunities in food and nutritional security and marine resources" at the UN Gender Assembly and Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) joint thematic debate/forum on partnerships, held in United Nations Headquarters in New York, USA. The primary objective of the joint event is to...
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...

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May
28
Training on Gender Analysis for staff of ICRAF (World Agroforestry Center), Kunming, China. May 28-June 4 by WOCAN Trainers Barun Gurung and Kalpana Giri
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Jun
16
Women’s Leadership in a Green Economy: Valuing Women’s Contributions with Abidah Setyowati, Cecile Ndjebet, Meena Bilgi, Jeannette Gurung and Ministry of Forest, Indonesia Evidence from Indonesia, Cameroon and India presented in the panel demonstrates that empowering women as resource managers and entrepreneurs presents a powerful strategy that can be used to address both local and...
May
17
Presentation of WOCAN’s Reframing Leadership for Gender Equality for Agriculture and NRM Course. A promotional video was presented to 25 organizations in Pretoria, South Africa, by members of WOCAN’s Training Team Sikhalazo Dube, Sefora Masia, Colletah Chitsike and the Executive Director, Jeannette Gurung.
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May
18
WOCAN Coordinator Sefora Masia is organizing the first meeting of the South Africa Women’s Leadership Circle to be held on May 18, 2012 in Pretoria. The Executive Director, Jeannette Gurung , women farmers, WOCAN members and government and non-government representatives will attend.
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May
22
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
17
WOCAN Core Team Trainers Phanlany Khamphoui and Abidah Setyowati will conduct a gender analysis with PACT Cambodia staff in the Oddar Meanchey Project.
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Apr
19
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...
Jun
23
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. WOCAN is one of the organizing members of the Women Major Group. It will be sending a delegation to Brazil. More information can be found at http://www.uncsd2012.org/rio20/.
Mar
28
WOCAN intern Asha Singh will be presenting on Gender and REDD+ at this CSW56 Learning Circle event of the GGCA. GGCA and NGO CSW Forum will co-convene this learning circle as an introduction to key gender and climate issues, building on the CSW56 theme of rural women. Specifically, this event seeks to introduce CSW56 delegates not necessarily familiar with gender and climate issues to its various...
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4
Addressing gender considerations in climate change adaptation and REDD+ efforts Cohosts IUCN, CIFOR While some work has already been conducted on the links between climate change adaptation and gender equality, recognition of gender aspects within a context of mitigation is still at an initial stage. Further work is necessary to raise awareness and acknowledgement of the relevance of linking...
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The guide explores what distinguishes transformative leadership from other forms of leadership, and how change differs from transformation. It also explains why transformative leadership is important for Oxfam, and what we are trying to achieve by promoting it. By exploring what transformative leadership for women’s rights means in practice, this guide demonstrates how we can apply it in...
This report provides a comprehensive analysis of the Women’s Empowerment inAgriculture Index (WEAI) baseline survey results, summarizing both findings fromthe WEAI survey and the relationships between the WEAI and various outcomesof interest to the US Government’s Feed the Future initiative. These poverty, health, andnutrition outcomes include both factors that...
In programs: The W+ Standard
Apr
1
The Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy, Singaporeand the Asia Society undertook the writing of this report, Rising to theTop? A Report on Women’s Leadership in Asia, which looks at publisheddata on gender equality and women’s leadership in Asia, develops apathway for thinking about women’s leadership, and draws conclusions with an eye toward the future...
Mar
26
This study is a part of the Joint Initiative of the USAID-funded LEAF Project, WOCAN, and the UN-REDD Programme to investigate practical entry points for women’s inclusion in Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation (REDD+) policies and practices. It explores the current status and implementation of policies and practices related to gender equality in forestry and other...
Mar
26
The study is a part of the Joint Initiative of WOCAN, the UN-REDD Programme and USAID-funded LEAFProject to investigate practical entry points for women’s inclusion in Reducing Emissions fromDeforestation and Forest Degradation (REDD+) policies andpractices. It explores the current status ofpolicies and practices related to gender integration in forestry and other...
Mar
26
The study is a part of the Joint Initiative of WOCAN, the UN-REDD Programme and USAID-funded LEAFProject to investigate practical entry points for women’s inclusion in Reducing EmissionsfromDeforestation and Forest Degradation (REDD+) policies and practices. It aims to explore the currentstatus and effectiveness of policies and practices related to gender integration...
Mar
26
On 26-27 March, USAID LEAF Program, WOCAN & UNREDD organizes the Asia Pacific Workshop on Women’s Inclusion for Sustainable Forests and Climate: What works? in Bangkok, Thailand.
Mar
21
The Regional Workshop on Gender and Climate-smart Agriculture in ASEAN is the result of acollaborative effort between the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), Women Organizing forChange in Agriculture and Natural Resource Management (WOCAN) and the German DevelopmentCooperation (GIZ) in close collaboration with the ASEAN Secretariat and the ASEAN Committeeon Women....
The USAID-funded Lowering Emissions in Asia’s Forests (LEAF), in partnership with Women Organizing for Change in Agriculture and Natural Resources Management (WOCAN) and the Department of Agriculture and Rural Development (DARD) of Nghe An conducted technical training on “Gender Integrated Planning in Climate Change/REDD+ (GIP)” in Vinh City, Nghe An Province, Vietnam.
The USAID-funded Lowering Emissions in Asia's Forests (LEAF) program is working in collaboration with Women Organizing for Change in Agriculture and NRM (WOCAN) to facilitate this technical training on Gender Integrated Planning in Climate Change/REDD+. The materials used in this training come mainly from WOCAN's "Outline of Training Manual: Integrating Gender into Planning”...

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