Download Policy: Content on the Website is provided to you AS IS for your information and personal use and may not be sold / licensed / shared on other websites without getting consent from its author. While downloading, if for some reason you are not able to download a presentation, the publisher may have deleted the file from their server.
November 2010 writeshop in Nairobi - 25 cases • 2012 book launches and coaching tracks in Rwanda, Ethiopia, Kenya, Uganda (and here in the Netherlands!) Amsterdam, The Netherlands www.kit.nl
Juanita’s ‘empowerment’ through upgrading in the mango chain Amsterdam, The Netherlands www.kit.nl
Chain Empowerment matrix Juanita became a crop specialist (1) through extension and support Then she moved from being a chain actor (1) toa chain integrator (2) Amsterdam, The Netherlands www.kit.nl
What we don’t see…… • Juanita created added value, but does she have control over the (additional) income? • Does Juanita enjoy the benefits of her additional labor (or does her husband manage/control it)? • Juanita’s workload has increased as she takes on new chain activities • She still is responsible for household tasks – cooking, cleaning, childcare, subsistence gardening for family food needs • Plus – mango tree maintenance, harvesting, now also processing, drying and marketing • Juanita is happy to generate extra family income, but with this workload, she is tired!!!
A new framework • Additional Objectives: • 1) To support the design, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of value chain interventions that contribute to gender equality in a given context; • 2) To understand how gender equality contributes to pro-poor and economically efficient value chain development. Amsterdam, The Netherlands www.kit.nl
Aicha the sesame farmer to explain structure and agency Amsterdam, The Netherlands www.kit.nl
Two key gender concepts • Agency • Capacity of an individual person or other entity (an agent) to act • independently, to make their own free choices(capabilities, skills, self- determination etc). • Agents engage with social structures • Structure • Institutions (formal or informal) that either limit or create the opportunities available to individuals. • Informal institutions include: social class, values, religion, customs, and ways of doing things (habits) etc. • Formal institutions refer to laws and regulations Amsterdam, The Netherlands www.kit.nl
25 cases recounted & analyzed Amsterdam, The Netherlands www.kit.nl
Five strategies from practice for practice 1: Mitigating resistance by building on tradition 2: Creating space for women 3: Organizing for change 4: Standards, certification and labels 5: Gender responsible businesses Amsterdam, The Netherlands www.kit.nl
Overviews of each sub-strategy (13) Amsterdam, The Netherlands www.kit.nl
Profiles (13) Amsterdam, The Netherlands www.kit.nl
Cartoons that illustrate / add humor Amsterdam, The Netherlands www.kit.nl