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.

June 23, 2014
Ms. Cllr Gogo Alphina Ndlovana, Councilor of the Women’s Progressive Movement, opened the WLCAN meeting emphasizing that the WLCAN meeting is an important platform to discuss ways by which the Council Resolution of spending 25% of the City of Tshwane Municipality budget which should be used for the empowerment of women can be implemented to best serve the target group. Enica Tshime, Deputy...
July 2, 2014
This webinar on July 9th, led by Angelika Arutyunova of the Association of Women's Rights in Development (AWID) will deep dive into their recent report, which sought to understand how the recent trend of investing in women and girls as 'smart economics' in development and philanthropy has impacted women's organizations. When?July, 9, 2014 Where?Online...
In programs: The W+ Standard
June 18, 2014
As the member of the Policy Advisory Committee (PAC) for the FAO Project for Ecosystem Services in Agriculture (IES), Jeannette Gurung,attended thea meeting where the FAO project team members, donor representatives and 11 other PAC members from governments, international organizations and NGOs and the private sector discussed key obstacles and opportunities for incentivizing PES by...
June 9, 2014
WOCAN is re-elected to the Global Gender and Climate Alliance (GGCA) Steering Committee (SC) for July 2014 to June 2016. Vera P. Weill-Halle, Chairperson of WOCAN Board of Directors, will continue as our representative. WOCAN would like to congratulate the other two newly elected GGCA Steering Committee members: Population Action International (PAI) and RECOFTC – The Center for People and...
June 9, 2014
The UN-REDD Program newsletter featured the REDD+ Stakeholdermeeting organized as part of a Joint Regional Initiative started a year ago by the UN-REDD Programme, USAID-funded Lowering Emissions in Asia’s Forests (LEAF) and Women Organizing for Change in Agriculture and Natural Resource Management (WOCAN) to help guide countries in the region on the importance of integrating gender...
May 18, 2014
UNESCAP, in collaboration with civil society partners, convened the Asia-Pacific Civil Society Forum on Sustainable Development in Bangkok on 15-17 May, as a preparatory event for the Asia Pacific Forum on Sustainable Development (APFSD) scheduled on 19-21 May. The Forum brought together civil society organizations from different sectors and countries to explore common ground and actions, to...
May 30, 2014
Jeannette attended the Gender and REDD+ Learning Exchange organized by IUCN and USAID in collaboration with WEDO, the UN-REDD programme and REDD+ SESin Washington DC from 13-15 May 2014, along with about 45 others from around the world. The objective of the event was to increase the understanding of gender considerations relevant to REDD+ through exchange of on the ground examples from...
May 29, 2014
WOCAN has completed the first steps of the implementation of the first pilot project for the W+ Standard, within a biogas project in Sindhuli and Kavre districts in Nepal, in collaboration with the Alternative Energy Promotion Center (AEPC), HIMAWANTI and ASTHA (two federations of women’s groups). During this Phase, the W+ Team has conducted the following activities required by the W+...
In programs: The W+ Standard
May 20, 2014
Jeannette Gurung, discussed WOCAN and the W+ Standard at a talk program organized by World Bank's Gender and Rural Development Thematic Group (GENRD) in Washington, DC, USA on 12 May. The session is chaired by Eija Pehu, Science Adviser and Gender Anchor, AES, World Bank and W+ Advisory Council Member. The discussants are Klas Sander, Senior Environmental Economist, LCSEN, World Bank;...
In programs: The W+ Standard
May 27, 2014
Maris Gavino, WOCAN Liaison in Rome, joined the Civil Society Mechanism (CSM) preparatory meeting on 17-18 May and the negotiation of the Principles for Responsible Investments in Agriculture and Food Systems (RAI) from 19 to 24 May. The 6-day negotiations worked intensively on the 6 Principle out of 10, also the Roles, Responsibilities, and Application Section still needs to be discussed...

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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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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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Rising inequality poses a dire threat to continued prosperity in Asia, where an estimated 500 million people remain trapped in extreme poverty, most of them women and girls. The huge gap between rich and poor hinders economic growth, undermines democratic institutions and can trigger conflict. A determined effort to combat discrimination, combined with improved policies on taxation and social...
As UN member states begin their discussions on the post 2015 sustainable development framework on January 19th 2015, Landesa and its partners want to continue efforts to ensure that land rights for women and men is explicitly included in the post 2015 development goals, targets, and indicators. This video makes the case for why it is vital to retain secure land rights for women and men under...
The gender evaluation matrix shows the steps that have been taken to: Develop the evaluation questions; Ensure that they deal with gender rather than being general questions; Identify the kind of information to answer the evaluation questions, including possible indicators; and Identify possible sources of information to answer these questions. The table in this brochure is...
As the final activity of WOCAN’s collaboration with IFAD for the Building Capacity for Women’s Leadership in Farmer Producer Organizations in the Asia and the Pacific Region Project, WOCAN offered the training on Reframing Leadership for Women and Men for Gender Equality to the project participants. There were 12 participants (5 women and 7 men) from India, Lao PDR, Maldives, Nepal,...
Executive Summary Over the past few decades, scholars and practitioners working on gender and developmentissues have advocated for more in-depth analyses that explore and foster change in the socialinstitutions that create and perpetuate gender inequalities. Gender integration approaches in aresearch and development context are thus not something new. However, mainstream...
The report includes highlights of the various sessions and group discussions, as well as participant priorities for collaboration under the Asia LEDS Partnership in 2015. Example priority work areas suggested for further assessment include: Tools for assessing economic growth and employment benefits of LEDS; Training on developing and financing low emission land use plans in the AFOLU...
The infographic describes the links between food security, gender and climate change. It gives the analytical framework of the Gender and climate change research in agriculture and food security for rural development (FAO and CCAFS 2012, second edition 2013), available at:www.fao.org/docrep/018/i3385e/i3385e.pdf Related linkshttp://www.fao.org/climatechange/micca/gender;...
Farming First and The United NationsFood and Agriculture Organisation (FAO)have jointly launched a new interactive infographic entitled “The Female Face of Farming”. The infographic is a striking visual representation of the statistics that underlie the urgent need to invest in rural women.You can view the full infographic at:www.farmingfirst.org/women
WOCAN in collaboration withRECOFTC- The Center for People and Forestshas developed an infographic to highlight the discussions and recommendations of theRegional Dialogue on Women’s Inclusion in Landscape Management,held on 7-9 October 2014 in Chiang Mai, Thailand. The dialogue brought together 40 participants (33 women and seven men) from ten countries (eight from...
This report summarizes the discussions and outcomes of the "Regional Dialogue on Women's Inclusion in Landscape Management in Asia", held on 7-9 Oct in Chiang Mai, Thailand.Women Organizing for Change in Agriculture and Natural Resource Management (WOCAN) in partnership with The Center for People and Forests (RECOFTC) and The Forests Dialogue, and with the support of the...

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