Making Women’s Economic Empowerment & social inclusion systemic (October 17-21, 2022)

Tiwonge Chadzala (R), a CIP Research Technician, with Kennedy Masamba, Agriculture Research Scientist, at the Bvumbwe Research Station in Thyolo Hugh Rutherford for CIP

This course will show you how to integrate Women’s Economic Empowerment (WEE) and social inclusion into the entire implementation process (including research, design, monitoring and decision-making) to drive positive change in access, agency, social norms, and economic advancement.

This course is in English

What will you learn?

  • Learn how to integrate WEE and social inclusion in your implementation process, make it systemic
  • Research household and market dynamics to understand impediments to and opportunities for empowerment and inclusion
  • Apply a WEE and social inclusion framework with a focus on access, agency, social norms, and economic advancement
  • Understand incentives of different system actors to be inclusive and practice developing (negotiating) intervention models that promote access, agency and generate norm change
  • Build up an intervention portfolio relevant for WEE and social inclusion
  • Learn how to integrate WEE and social inclusion in results measurement aligned to the DCED Standard for results measurement
  • Recognize, research, and mitigate risks related to WEE such as violence against women

What resources do you need to do it?

Internet access and Zoom (free software)

More about this training

Course Overview:

Women’s Economic Empowerment (WEE) and social inclusion are essential features of program design and implementation. Addressing systemic constraints to economically empower vulnerable groups, including women, yields both social and economic returns. Interventions are never neutral: they either progress empowerment and inclusion or may (inadvertently) result in further disempowerment and exclusion. Therefore, WEE and social inclusion cannot be treated as standalone topics ‘on the side’ of implementation. Nor are they ‘cross-cutting themes’ that may or may not feature in an intervention. Instead, WEE and social inclusion need to be ‘baked’ into every intervention! This course will show you how to integrate WEE and social inclusion into the entire implementation process (including research, design, monitoring and decision-making) to drive positive change in access, agency, social norms, and economic advancement. Integrating WEE and social inclusion is about recognizing the valuable roles currently played or ought to be played by women and socially vulnerable groups. In support of this, interventions should improve access to services, information, and opportunities, as well as the agency to manage workloads, exercise control over resources, and contest social norms. Participants can work with the trainers on a real-life scenario of their choice.

Who is this course for?

➢ Intervention and portfolio managers;

➢ Results Measurement managers and specialists;

➢ WEE and social inclusion team members

➢ Market development advisors; and

➢ Consultants

Two options for courses:

Option 1 (Lean): Euro 500 – WEE and SI course plus help desks to work on your own example

Option 2 (Intensive): WEE and SI course plus follow-up support after course completion to help you implement the course learnings in your day-to-day work (fee will be determined based on effort required).

Format: All sessions will be delivered live using Zoom

Dates and duration: 17 to 21 October 2022 (5 days, 3 hours per day)

Who can I contact for more information?

Muneeb Zulfiqar at mzulfiqar[at]opportunitiesunlimited.nl

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