Gender and food systems

Are you interested in achieving gender equality through your programmes, partnerships and networks? Do you wish to rethink power relations in our food systems, and setup effective (gender) partnerships to achieve impact at scale? Then this five-day course is of interest to you.

Organised by Wageningen Centre for Development Innovation

Mon 14 October 2019 until Fri 18 October 2019

Setup Other setup
Venue Kenya
Price EUR1,850.00

Gender in Food Systems; partnerships as catalyst

Achieving gender equality is not just in line with fundamental human rights. It’s is a strategic investment in all aspects of food systems such as reducing food losses, increasing agricultural productivity, enhancing dietary diversity and increasing education levels for the next generation.

Power analysis & capacity development

Partnerships and networks are crucial to ensure scalable impact in food systems. To enhance gender equality, networks and partnerships have become common practice for change. Achieving sustainable gender results requires alignment and synergy between actors from private, public and civic backgrounds. Power analysis and capacity development are crucial to enable even the most marginalised actors to participate – especially when they are women.

Course content

But how to do this effectively? During this five day course you will get strategic insights and practical solutions for meaningful changes in gender relations and how to set up effective (gender) partnerships to achieve impact at scale.

  • The first module consists of short keynotes on trends and recent insights on the relationship between achieving gender equality, creating effective partnerships and rethinking power relations in our food systems;
  • In module two you will learn how to design and facilitate a strong partnership that intentionally and meaningfully engages with women’s empowerment and gender equality. This will be done by working on participants’ own (real life) cases;
  • In module three you select what you need to develop a tailor made action plan, including key monitoring indicators and a strategy for building or strengthening their gender partnership.

Target audience

  • Mid-career professionals working at (social) enterprises, NGO’s, knowledge institutes, policy units and/or governments who are struggling to make a meaningful change in gender relations in their partnerships and networks;
  • Decision-makers in (public or private) organisations or (social) enterprises who are responsible for setting up new partnerships, programmes or networks and who want to be gender responsive;
  • Leaders in gender equality who struggle to make their gender partnership work;
  • To facilitate cross-learning, we encourage people with experience in either partnerships or gender equality to apply.