Gender equity and equality in the MAP Norway Project in Nicaragua


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

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Gender equity and equality in the MAP Norway Project in Nicaragua

  1. 1. Gender equity and equality in the MAP Norway Project in Nicaragua Gusnara Bustos Livestock and Fish Gender Working Group Workshop and Planning Meeting Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, 14-18 October 2013
  2. 2. Population: 6.2 million people. 45% of the population live in the rural area and are mostly dedicated to agriculture and cattle production. Women are 52% of the population.
  3. 3. MAPNorway Program The Mesoamerican Agroenvironmental Program (MAP) developed by CATIE (Tropical Agriculture Center of Research and Teaching) is focused on the development of Climate Intelligent Territories in four countries of Central America (Nicaragua, Honduras, El Salvador and Guatemala). This program is designed to contribute to solve core problems (poverty, inequity and food insecurity).  A Climate Intelligent Territory is a geographic and social space where mitigation and adaptation to climate change are optimized through continuous improvement.
  4. 4. This program aims to: Families: increase assets, diversify production and improve equity in family decision making for food security of 5000 rural households. Organizations: Improve capacity for linkages and access to better markets in seven prioritized value chains of 30 business organizations and stakeholders. Territorial management and massification: Actors of local, national and territorial governance, civil society, universities and research centers promote climate-smart management in the project territories.
  5. 5. The simultaneous attention of global problems can be achieved within the development framework of "Climate-Intelligent Territories" (TCI)
  6. 6. Objective of MAPNorway´s Gender Strategy Develop capital or assets of young women from the target groups to promote gender equality and equity and increase the use the tools, access to knowledge, technological innovations and active participation in processes that contribute to the construction of climate intelligent territories.
  7. 7. Axis 1: Development of capital for rural families, especially women and young people, to diversify their livelihoods and increase their empowerment Activities: • Food Security • Technological innovation • Gender in Field schools curriculum. • Roles transformation • Participation of women in decision making and increasing their access to resources. Axis 2: Entrepreneurial, associative and innovation capacity building Value chain with a gender equity approach, access to knowledge and technical assistance for women and youth Livestock and Fish Gender Strategy Outputs Strategies and approaches to increase women´s participation in livestock and fish value chains. Development of Gender Capacities
  8. 8. Axis 3: Continuous improvement of the methodological tools Livestock and Fish Gender Strategy Outputs metodológicas •Research and systematization with a gender approach. •Methodological tools with a gender approach. •Advocacy at local, national and regional level. •Proposals and projects with gender component. •Eje 3: Mejora herramientas para la equidad • Investigaciones y sistematizaciones con enfoque de género. • Herramientas metodológicas con enfoque deof Development Axis 4: •Promote thesis projects with a gender Gender Capacities génerothe Promote perspective, technical assistance to •management and •Incorporate gender issues on Incidencia partner organizations. local, nacional y política a nivel dissemination of regionalin territorial planning and management knowledge • relation to theof agendas, where issuesconasenfoque de Propuesta impact of climate change on the lives y proyectos such the implementation gender and géneroequity of women and men can be addressed.
  9. 9. We aim to increase: