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Capacity building: Gender workshops in the IPM CRSP. Dr. Maria Elisa Christie PI, Gender Global Theme Integrated Pest Management Collaborative Research Support Program (IPM CRSP). 7 th International Integrated Pest Management Symposium March 27, 2012 Memphis, Tennessee.

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Capacity building gender workshops in the ipm crsp

Capacity building: Gender workshops in the IPM CRSP

Dr. Maria Elisa Christie

PI, Gender Global Theme

Integrated Pest Management Collaborative Research Support Program (IPM CRSP)

7th International Integrated Pest Management Symposium

March 27, 2012

Memphis, Tennessee


The gender global theme in ipm crsp

The Gender Global Theme in IPM CRSP

  • Gender equity: Increasing participation of and benefits to women

  • Capacity building: Empowering teams to integrate gender

  • Research: Producing and disseminating knowledge of gender issues in IPM

    Developing models, applying with flexibility


Capacity building

Capacity building

Gender and participatory methodologies workshops

  • Workshop model including on-the-ground research - RGA

  • Materials in English, French and Spanish

  • 7 regional workshops: 63 men and 90 women trained

  • Also trainings and presentations at regional planning meetings


Workshop goals

Workshop goals

  • Learn key gender concepts

  • Understand the importance of gender analysis

  • Understand how gender issues and women’s participation play a role in achieving IPM objectives

  • Develop and practice skills for data collection

  • Start to analyze gender and integrate the results into the IPM CRSP Regional Program

  • Identify gender-based constraints and opportunities for IPM CRSP


Workshop activities

Workshop activities

  • Opening

  • “Vote with your feet”

  • Presentations

  • Gender awareness exercises

    • “It’s a boy!”

    • “What if you were born the opposite sex?”

  • Gender Dimensions Framework

  • Participatory methodologies

  • Field work

  • What do we know? What do we need to know?

  • Gender-based constraints and opportunities

  • Two-way question

  • Commitments for the future

  • Evaluations


Usaid s commitment to gender equality and women s empowerment

USAID’scommitment to gender equality and women’s empowerment

  • Ask 2 basic questions

    • How will the different roles and status of women and men within the community, political sphere, workplace, and household (for example, roles in decision-making and different access to and control over resources and services) affect the work to be undertaken?

    • How will the anticipated results of the work affect women and men differently

  • Half of the project beneficiaries should be women

  • Recognizes that the advancement and empowerment of women worldwide is necessary for economic development


Capacity building gender workshops in the ipm crsp

The Gender Dimensions Framework

ACCESS TO RESOURCES

PRACTICES AND PARTICIPATION

POWER

BELIEFS

AND PERCEPTIONS

LAWS, LEGAL RIGHTS, POLICIES, AND INSTITUTIONS

The Gender Dimensions Framework (Cultural Practice, LLC)


Gender awareness

Gender Awareness

  • “It’s a boy!”

    • Ensure inheritance

    • Pride

    • Maintain last name

  • “What if you were born the opposite sex?”

    • Parents restrict where women can study (can’t be far from home)

      Examples from Ecuador


Gender awareness1

Gender Awareness

Example from Ghana


Participants

Participants

  • Important areas of diversity

    • Gender

    • Profession (scientists, extension agents, administrators)

    • Institution

    • Age

    • Knowledge and familiarity with gender and/or IPM

  • Farmer participants


Process

Process

  • PI and Host Country commitment

  • Adequate budget

  • Getting the right people there

  • Local co-facilitator

  • Formalities (signage, opening, certificates)

  • Planning and logistical support

  • Participant materials


Train the trainers

Train the Trainers

  • Pre-workshop training of team leaders


Sample outcomes

Sample Outcomes

  • Gender-based constraints and opportunities identified

    • Indonesia: government-sponsored health programs as entry point for IPM training

    • Mali: women’s control over literacy programs as possible entry point for IPM training

    • Ecuador: translation needed for participation of indigenous women

  • Achievements

    • Teambuilding

    • Stimulating discussion and analysis

    • Potential impact on over 9,000 farmers in Ghana


Challenges

Challenges

  • Time and flexibility

  • Last minute changes

  • Women’s lower level of literacy

  • Need for skilled facilitators

  • Getting women farmers to attend

  • Communication at all levels


Keys to success

Keys to success

  • Diversity of participants

  • Commitment from regional PIs and top level political support in host country

  • Follow up by regional programs

  • Hands-on field work

  • Flexibility and adaptation to local context

  • Interpretation and translation

  • Logistical support


Questions

Questions?

Contact: [email protected]


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