Making a difference for women through gender-responsive project implementation


05 October 2021


Virtual event


Ana Maria Paez-Valencia

Rodrigo Ciannella

About the virtual learning and exchange workshop series

Due to continued COVID-19 restrictions, the RFS PCU will be unable to host the annual RFS programme workshop in-person this year. In its place, the PCU will hold a 2021 virtual learning and exchange workshop series. This virtual workshop series consists of key learning and exchange events between RFS country projects, partners and key stakeholders. The series will be held across the second half of this year.

About the workshop

The second session of the RFS 2021 Annual Workshop series is based upon the invaluable efforts of gender-specialist, Ana Maria Paez Valencia (CIFOR-ICRAF), in contributing guidance for gender-responsive project implementation within the RFS Programme. “Gender-responsiveness,” she says, “means going beyond identifying the differences and gaps between men and women.” This means not just applying a “do no harm” approach, but actively addressing gender and its intersections with other influences such as age and socio-economic status to ensure that projects are relevant, useful and accessible to all project beneficiaries. Project leaders Rhoda Dia and Lynn Kota, from the Nigeria and eSwatini country projects, respectively, present their insights, lessons learned and key gender-responsive actions at the project level. An interactive Q&A between the project leaders, Ana Maria Paez Valencia and workshop attendees delivers a deeper understanding of the nuance of gender dynamics between communities and how project facilitators can tailor their approaches to fulfil the needs, priorities and interests of diverse farmer groups.  

Watch the workshop

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