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Capacity development in the Livestock and Fish research program gender strategy


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Presented by Kathleen Colverson at the Livestock and Fish Gender Working Group Workshop and Planning Meeting, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, 14-18 October 2013

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Capacity development in the Livestock and Fish research program gender strategy

  1. 1. Capacity development in the Livestock and Fish research program gender strategy Kathleen Colverson Livestock and Fish Gender Working Group Workshop and Planning Meeting Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, 14-18 October 2013
  2. 2. Gender strategy of the CGIAR Research Program on Livestock and Fish Livestock and fish Gender strategy finalized & approved in May 2013 • The strategy operates along a continuum of gender integration approaches, to achieve its four key outputs: i. Capacity development ii. Access and control of resources in livestock and fish value chains iii. Gender transformative approaches iv. Gender and nutrition
  3. 3. Output 1: Increased gender capacity within CG, partner organizations, and value chain actors to diagnose and overcome gender based constraints within value chains Rationale for Output 1: • Change won’t be achieved by individuals / organizations in isolation - thus need for gender capacity building targeted at all of CG, partner organizations and VC actors • Need to influence and inspire partners to integrate gender not mandate
  4. 4. Activities to support Output 1 - 2013 • Identify partners who are interested in using gendered tools and approaches to overcome gender based constraints in target value chains. • Research and identify appropriate tools and approaches for gender and value chain capacity development. Provide training in tool application to partners.
  5. 5. Output 1: 2013 Successes • Training manual developed and released: “Closing the Gender Gap in Agriculture: A Trainer’s Manual” • Capacity development in Ethiopia, Uganda, Philippines, Thailand, Kenya and Mozambique (and within ILRI i.e. support of ILRI staff to genderdize KAP survey and data analysis for Tanzania) • ILRI - gender staff hired for Tanzania, Uganda and Nicaragua • Other? Backstopping of students in Tanzania (e.g. gender-sensitive semistructured interviews; gender and food access in Tanzania)
  6. 6. Drs. Kathleen Earl Colverson and Rameswar Deka International Livestock Research Institute FAO Workshop – Bangkok, Thailand June 2013
  7. 7. Additional Capacity Development for L&F Gender Strategy Activity Country Date Total Participants Male Participants Female Participants Small Ruminant VC meeting – gender training Ethiopia November 2012 25 20 5 LIVES planning meeting –VC gender training Ethiopia March 2013 35 29 6 FF workshop Kenya “Integrating Gender and Rights into Development Projects” February 2013 25 Pig VC meeting – gender training Uganda April 2013 26 19 7 FAO Workshop “Gender, Livestock &Livelihoods in SE Asia” Thailand June 2013 25 12 13 L&F Gender Working Group workshop – tools and approaches Ethiopia October 2013 39 Integrating Gender into USAID programs in Mozambique Mozambique November 2013
  8. 8. What’s Next? 2014 Activities • Gender training workshops • Test and refine training manual • Develop publications • Collection of gendered consumption patterns of ASF • Train CG staff & partners on using gender disaggregated assessment tool 1.Building 2.Gender gender & value capacity chains 3.Nutrition 4.Gender Transforma & Gender tive in value Approaches chains (GTAs) • Evaluate tools’ effectiveness • Training workshops • Conference & workshop presentations • Develop tools & approaches that include a GTA to value chain work • Develop/submit proposals
  9. 9. Additional Capacity Development IDEAS??? Shamba Shape Up! Visiting Scientists? You Tube Videos? Out of the Box Ideas??? Consultant company for ILRI internal training
  10. 10. CGIAR Research Program on Livestock and Fish CGIAR is a global partnership that unites organizations engaged in research for a food secure future. The CGIAR Research Program on Livestock and Fish aims to increase the productivity of small-scale livestock and fish systems in sustainable ways, making meat, milk and fish more available and affordable across the developing world.