Capacity development and Training

Cultural Practice, LLC training programs build the capacity and confidence of development practitioners to make informed decisions about how to tailor their interventions to different socio-economic and cultural contexts. Our training programs equip participants with the tools to design more equitable programs. To date, we have conducted over 30 gender integration training workshops in the US and overseas for USAID staff and partners through the Women in Development IQC STTA Task Order 1, the Health Policy Initiative IQC Task Order 1, and the WID IQC GATE Task Order. CP has also conducted gender and intercultural capacity building workshops for non-profit organizations and universities in the U.S. and overseas.

Examples of Our Work

USAID/Tanzania Gender Audit

CP led the only full gender audit to be conducted in a USAID mission in Africa. The gender audit process addresses the need for building equitable institutions capable of identifying gender issues in programming, practices and policies.

Integrating Gender into Agricultural Value Chains (INGIA-VC)

This training and capacity building program provides value chain practitioners with the knowledge and skills to assess gender-based constraints that reduce the performance of their interventions. Learn more about this approach through the Promoting Gender Equitable Opportunities in Agricultural Value Chains: A Handbook.

Gender-based Violence Prevention

CP designed and facilitated workshops on the prevention and response to gender-based violence for USAID Peru and USAID Bolivia health staff and partners. The workshop provided participants with the tools to address gender-based violence in their health service delivery, social mobilization, behavior change, and policy activities. In Bolivia, CP trained health education workers to facilitate a municipal-level participatory planning process to increase the capacity of municipal governments to provide GBV services. Learn more about CP’s work on GBV here.

Gender Mainstreaming in Conservation Programs

CP has worked with Conservation International (CI) for more than five years on building its institutional capacity on gender mainstreaming at headquarters and in the field through a combination of workshops and assessments. CP conducted a workshop on population and environment for CI field staff from Mexico, Philippines, Madagascar, and Cambodia. CP worked with CI and USAID to conduct a gender assessment of CI’s ecotourism program in Chiapas Mexico and then conducted a gender mainstreaming workshop for CI and other USAID conservation partners in Mexico. View the summary report on gender training for CI’s Population Environment Program.