Women’s Empowerment in Agriculture Index 101

Women in India harvesting

Manjula Durgaiah (l) and Suarupa (r), daughters in law to farmer M Durgaiah, helps harvest his sorghum crop. After threshing the residue is sold to the Rusni Distillery for ethanol production.

Photo: ILRI.

This course will provide participants with the base knowledge of the Women’s Empowerment in Agriculture Index (WEAI). This is a standardized tool to measure the empowerment and inclusion of women in agriculture.

What will you learn?

  • What the WEAI measures; includes 5 domains of empowerment
  • The methodology used in WEAI and how it measures empowerment
  • Basic ability to interpret and explain the WEAI results of the country you work with
  • How to plan a WEAI action you can use as part of your role

More about this training

This course is held face to face in a group. It is designed for USAID staff, people who are gender contacts, and monitoring and evaluation specialists involved in the Feed the Future initiative. It is part of a 5-day course, also delivered in person, designed to equip USAID staff with facilitation skills and technical knowledge.

People who do this course will be working on projects funded by USAID, the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) or the Oxford Poverty and Human Development Initiative (OPHI).

The web page for the course has several resources, which are of limited use if you aren’t doing the course, and several videos of up to 24 minutes in length that give insight into the course.

Who can I contact for more information?

Click on Contact at the bottom of the course web page to be taken to a web form that allows you to send an email.

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