Folder Integrating Gender and Including Women in Value Chain Development (Training Materials)

Organization(s):
ACDI/VOCA; Mennonite Economic Development Associates
Institution(s):
United States Agency for International Development
Date Published: November 1, 2014

Public and private sector leaders, international donors, and human rights advocates agree on the importance of promoting women’s economic empowerment. During recent years growing evidence shows that empowering women not only advances human rights but is also smart economics. But how, specifically, can this empowerment be accomplished? This training presents concrete recommendations and tools that development professionals can use to facilitate the effective integration of women into growing market systems and to support women in achieving empowerment. The training is expected to take about 1.5 to 2 days to deliver.


OBJECTIVES

 

  • To learn how to apply a gender lens to designing and managing value chain projects using a facilitation approach
  • To understand the importance of ensuring the inclusion of women in market systems throughout the project cycle

INTENDED AUDIENCE


The ideal audiences for this training are program designers or implementers who have some familiarity with value chain and market systems development. Some basic training or familiarity with gender and development is also ideal, but not required.

HOW TO USE THIS TRAINING GUIDE


This training facilitation guide is accompanied by a PowerPoint slide deck, sample training agenda, eight handouts, and a training evaluation form for participants to fill out after completing the training. This facilitation guide includes comprehensive, step-by-step guidance for each of the sessions. There are also detailed notes in the PowerPoint slide deck that complement the explanations and discussion points that are in this guide. In addition, facilitators can reference the links to additional references that are included at the end of each session. Facilitators are welcome to substitute the case studies and examples included in this guide with case studies and examples that are more relevant to the country or project context in which they are working.

Evaluation - Integrating Gender and Including Women in Value Chain Development Download
Powerpoint Deck - Integrating Gender and Including Women in Value Chain Development Download
Session 3 - Case Study: Integrating Women into Market Systems - Pakistan Home-Based Workers Download
Session 4 - Case Study: Part 1 - Integrating Gender into Market Systems Analysis: Women Farmers in Northern Ghana Download
Session 4 - Ghana Soybean Value Chain Constraints Tree Download
Session 4 - Testing your Gender Lens: Questions to Guide Integration of Gender into Market Systems Analysis Download
Session 5 - Group Activity: How to Influence Change Download
Session 5 - Group Activity: Name Cards Download
Session 5 - Group Activity: Role Descriptions Download
Session 5 - Money in Her Hands Download
Training Agenda - Integrating Gender and Including Women in Value Chain Development Download
Training Facilitation Guide - Integrating Gender and Including Women in Value Chain Development Download