USAID/East Africa: Report on the Regional Workshop on Gender, Agriculture, and Global Climate Change, March 20-23, 2012
Region: Sub-Saharan Africa | Topic: Climate Change & Environment, Gender 360
Tags: East Africa, Training and Capacity Building, USAID
This report summarizes the proceedings of a regional workshop on integrating attention to gender into agriculture and global climate change (GCC) programming in East Africa. It was held March 20-23, 2012 in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. It was an outgrowth of an eighteen month process to identify key gender issues in the East Africa region as part of USAID/East Africa’s (USAID/EA) development of its Feed the Future multi-year strategy. The workshop was jointly supported by the USAID Washington’s Office of Gender Equality and Women’s Empowerment (GenDev) and USAID/EA Office of Regional Economic Growth and Integration (REGI) and implemented by DevTech Systems, Inc. (DevTech) under the Short- Short-Term Technical Assistance and Training Task Order (Contract Number GEW-I-01-02-00019).
The 46 workshop attendees represented seven East African countries (Ethiopia, Kenya, Malawi, Mozambique, Rwanda, Tanzania, and Uganda). In addition to staff members from USAID/Washington, USAID/EA, and these seven field missions, the workshop included USAID partners: NGOs, private sector firms, and international organizations. A full list of participants is included in Annex 1.