Gender in Agriculture Partnership

Transforming agriculture to empower women and deliver food, nutrition and income security

Increasing Feed the Future Impacts through Targeted Gender Integration

Date: 
20/08/2014
Online event

The USAID Bureau for Food Security cordially invites you to a webinar on Feed the Future’s Gender Integration Framework. This webinar will re-introduce the Gender Integration Framework (GIF) as a tool to advance program design that promotes the Feed the Future objectives of improved agricultural productivity and inclusive agricultural growth through women’s economic empowerment.

The Gender Integration Framework facilitates a process to strategically examine programmatic needs and progress across key dimensions that contribute to women’s empowerment in agriculture.  The GIF builds on the logic and results of the Women’s Empowerment in Agriculture Index (WEAI), which tracks women’s empowerment and gender parity across five domains (production, resources, income, leadership, and time use).

The GIF is designed to be used by USAID Missions, Feed the Future team leads, agriculture officers, gender advisors, monitoring and evaluation specialists, USAID implementing partners, and the broader development community to identify problems and constraints to achieving their desired outcomes for increasing women’s empowerment in the agriculture sector; consider programming approaches to best address constraints; and think through the indicators needed to track progress in tackling those constraints.

The webinar will begin promptly at 8:00 AM, Washington, DC time on Wednesday, August 20. First, we will review the WEAI and GIF tools. Next, program examples from USAID/Bangladesh will be used to illustrate how they used the WEAI to drive their current programming to reach their own goals.. We will also break several times for Q&A with Bureau for Food Security technical advisors that support gender integration and the WEAI.

Please join the webinar 15 minutes early to troubleshoot your audio. If you are unable to join us, a recording will be made available on this page after the event.

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