Rural Development

Women in Agriculture

Workshop in a rural area such as Ersekë, Albania,  with the participation of local producers, business women, professors from the University of Agriculture. There will be talks and discussions regarding the challenges that women face regarding entrepreneurship in agriculture field.

Women in Mining Photo Exhibition

During March we will host a photo exhibition in Bonn (in front of the Mäanderkantine) showing different women working in artisanal and small-scale Mining in Westafrica. Learn about how the mining sector affects women and girls differently than men and

Germany: Sector programme “Sustainable rural areas” – International meetings of women living in drug crop cultivation areas

Projects involved:  Sector Project “Sustainable Rural Areas” (SV ZLR1, GG1) – Division G530 The sector project advises the BMZ on anchoring rural development approaches, including Alternative Development, in international policy processes. It cooperates with key national and international partners,

India: PROMOTING GENDER EQUALITY IN THE VALUE CHAIN DEVELOPMENT – Green Innovation Centers (GIC)

“When women thrive, all of society benefits, and succeeding generations are given a better start in life.” – Kofi Annan, Ghanaian diplomat and former General Secretary of the United Nations Introduction: Agriculture is an important engine of enhancing livelihoods and

GIZ India : Gender Market Place : ”When ‘Attitude Meets Action”

GIZ India Gender Day 2020 : When ”Attitude Meets Action”  We at GIZ India kicked off the Gender Week 2020 with a Gender Breakfast Meeting organized on Monday, 3rd March by the project – Womens Economic Empowerment (Her&Now). The Breakfast meeting focused

Madagascar: Women Empowerment for a Greener Future in the South-West of Madagascar (Atsimo-Andrefana)

Supported by PAGE, the Environmental Project of GIZ Madagascar The environment, forestry and renewable energy sector are at the centre of the bilateral cooperation between Germany and Madagascar. The Programme d’Appui à la Gestion de l’Environnement (PAGE) is a support

Cameroon: A strong voice for equal opportunities

Radios and women entrepreneurs in rural Cameroon call for gender equality Five radio stations in the rural north of Cameroon produce a series on micro-entrepreneurs of nontimber forest products (NTFP). In fifty programmes, the women talk about their business and

Colombia: Programa de Acceso a Tierra para Mujeres

Desde el inicio del proceso de restitución de tierras en el 2012, se ha hecho visible una problématica estructural de la sociedad colombiana: las mujeres no disponen de la propiedad de sus predios rurales. Por eso, cuando se abrió la

Ghana: GIZ Gender Competition 2020

Introduction Market Oriented Agriculture programme (MOAP) in Ghana working on supporting the actors of the value chain. The aim of MOAP is to enhance quality agricultural production, increase income and create jobs along the value chains. The activities are starting

Mali: « Prix Genre » 2020

1.         CONTEXTE ET JUSTIFICATION L’Office du Niger, à travers le barrage de Markala et son énorme potentiel irrigable, constitue potentiellement un outil important de sécurité alimentaire pour le Mali. Mais cet énorme potentiel reste encore sous-valorisé. En effet, fin novembre

Tajikistan: Gender Approach within TRIGGER II

Promoting gender equality Which objectives and results has your initiative achieved? Describe the context, the organisational unit, the sector or the situation in your country or region. Tell us which approaches have proven effective, which results have already been generated

Uganda: Smart Farming: Taking Action to Change Attitudes in smallholder farming households

Smart trainings made in Uganda: Taking action to change gender attitudes in smallholder farming households    Context and initiative Agriculture is a key engine in local and regional economic development in East Africa and a critical source of income for

Burundi: Genre, un des piliers pour le Projet « Adaptation au changement climatique pour la protection des ressources en Eau et Sol, ACCES »

Promotion du genre Contexte Au Burundi, environ 90 % de la population tire sa subsistance des ressources du sol et de l’agriculture (vivrière). Ces ressources sont soumises à de fortes pressions liées à la surpopulation et à la surexploitation des terres.

Regional: Competitive African Rice Initiative

Business-driven women working in rice value chains in Burkina Faso, Ghana, Nigeria and Tanzania Context. Rice is one of the key staple foods in Africa. The demand is rapidly increasing: the population is growing, people are moving to urban areas

Cambodia: Nutrition knowledge for better health choices in the family

The GIZ project “Improvement of Livelihoods and Food Security (ILF I+II)” supports land recipient families to use the land that they received from the Cambodian government. Activities focus mainly on establishing a home garden that provide diversified and healthy nutrition

Gender-Transformative Change in Agricultural Skills Development

Women are the backbone of Africa’s agricultural sector. How many times have you heard this phrase? Over and over, experts have highlighted the importance of women in the agricultural workforce and in rural development. Too often, words have failed to

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Let’s talk Gender – from local to national, on and offline!

GIZ Colombia and APC (Presidential Office for int. Cooperation) launched their gender publication and participated in an international campaign for Women in Rural areas of Latin America From the fifteen stories that brought to life the publication Junt*s transformamos Colombia

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TOWARDS GENDER EQUALITY IN SOUTHERN AFRICA

GIZ’S COLLABORATION WITH SADC IN GENDER MAINSTREAMING   CONTEXT Achieving politically stable, socially just and sustainable economic development that reduces poverty is one of the greatest challenges in Southern Africa. The Southern African Development Community (SADC) is an alliance of

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All things Gender: interactive mapping tool

Looking for Gender-related documents and strategies? Our mapping tool might help! As the only GG2 project in agriculture and skills development (TVET), we are always trying to keep up with Gender news and developments. Our project supports the African Union

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“Empowerment goes Digital” auf dem Digital Gateway

Empowerment goes Digital! Digital technologies open up undreamt-of possibilities and at the same time harbour the risk of reproducing or even exacerbating existing inequalities. Our new Trend-Topic provides suggestions on how this can be avoided, shows what kind of gender-specific differences

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Journée internationale des droits des femmes.

 GIZ Algeria organized on Tuesday, March 5, 2019 workshops on the theme of gender. The sessions were led by Ms. Aicha Zinai, gender expert and member of the National Council of Human Rights ; as well as and by the

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#RealGroundbreakers – Get involved in the social media challenge!

Dear Colleagues, We are not alone. IFAD invites all IFAD Partners to join the celebration of International Women’s Day 2019 showing solidarity with rural women, the #realgroundbreakers! The #RealGroundbreakers is a global campaign for the economic and social empowerment of

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Movie Screening: A Land for Women

Women in Namibia have traditionally gotten the short end of the stick with regards to land ownership. Even though over 40% of rural households are headed by women, they still struggle against traditional practices and prejudices. The special initiative “One

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Gute Ernährung – nicht nur Frauensache

8. März, 13.00 – 14.30 Uhr, Bonn, Saal Donau Die Gleichberechtigung der Geschlechter ist in vielerlei Hinsicht eng verknüpft mit den Themen Ernährung und Ernährungssicherung. Die Zusammenhänge werden, u.a. in der Entwicklungszusammenarbeit, seit vielen Jahren international diskutiert. Verschiedene Studien verweisen

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Women can do anything! Crafts, entrepreneurship, local governance!

Women can do anything! Get active in the craft sector, build enterprises, construct communities. A dual apprenticeship system exists in Kpalimé, Togo. Yet, young women are largely underrepresented in classes. They lack role models who could inspire them to go

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Women in agricultural production

Exposition de posters sur les femmes transformatrices de produits agricoles et d’échantillons de ces produits agricoles Jeux de cartes par rapport aux ODD entre collègues en vue de refléter l’impact genre du programme à l’atteinte de l’Agenda 2030

Women in rural areas

Réflexion du personnel ProSOL sur « l’autonomisation des femmes et des filles en milieu rural »

Talent exhibition village, conferences and carnival celebrations

GIZ Madagascar is taking part in the gender week celebrations led by the Ministry promoting gender equity. Numerous women’s associations that we support from our intervention regions – eco-tourism, protected area management, jewelry linked to artisanal mining, women’s mayors association

Workplace Talk: Best Practice Example for external Gender Mainstreaming

In the course of Gender Week 2018, GIZ Uganda’s Mainstreaming Task Team conducted a total of 4 activities. The start of Gender week was celebrated with a Join in Circuit (JIC). The JIC is a practical and interactive tool, developed

Sri Lanka: Vocational Training in North & East of Sri Lanka

GIZ Gender Competition 2018 GIZ Sri Lanka: Vocational Training in North & East of Sri Lanka (GIZ-VTN) Introduction In collaboration with the Government of Sri Lanka and the Federal Republic of Germany, the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH,

Indonesia: Gender Issues are not a problem for us

LESSONS LEARNED FROM EXTENSION WORKERS FOR AGROFORESTRY AND GREEN ECONOMY – MALINAU, NORTH KALIMANTAN, INDONESIA – Just recently, after discussing gender concepts in a meeting of young extension workers (penyuluh) in Malinau, North Kalimantan, a male member of the group

Indonesia: Inspiration From Nature – Gender Mainstreaming In The Indonesian Forestry Sector

INSPIRATION FROM NATURE GENDER MAINSTREAMING IN THE INDONESIAN ENVIRONMENT AND FORESTRY SECTOR The FORCLIME approach FORCLIME’s approach is derived from the recognition that responsibilities, vulnerabilities and decision-making powers of individuals and groups in relation to forestry and climate change can

India: Gender Sensitive Initiatives to Reduce Malnutrition

Gender Sensitive Initiatives to Reduce Malnutrition: A Joint Action by the Food & Nutrition Security & Enhanced Resilience Programme (FaNS-GIZ) & Department of Women & Child Development to Improve Dietary Diversity among Women and Children in Madhya Pradesh (India) “It

Chad: Groupements de gestion a la convention locale autour des valees amenagees.pdf

1. Contexte et objectifs Le « Programme de gestion des eaux de ruissellement dans le Tchad sahélien », mis en oeuvre par la GIZ-International Services, la DDC souhaite contribuer à l’amélioration de la production agropastorale des zones sahéliennes par le

Benin: Grünes Innovationszentrum (ProCIVA)

Grünes Innovationszentrum (ProCIVA) Benin Oder wie Unternehmerinnen für eine Besserstellung der Frauen in Benin sorgen In vielen afrikanischen Ländern haben die Frauen noch einen langen Weg bis zur Emanzipation vor sich, so auch in Benin. Das traditionelle Rollenbild ist fest

15 African Countries: Gender in agricultural value chain promotion

“The African farmer and her husband…” This proverb entails in essence the importance of women in the African agricultural sector: women form the backbone of African smallholder farming. However, significant gender inequalities can be found in people’s access to key

Cot d*Ivoire: La promotion de l’égalité du genre dans la gestion durable des ressources naturelles

La promotion de l’égalité du genre dans la gestion durable des ressources naturelles à la périphérie du Parc national de Taï en Côte d’Ivoire: Cas des ressources halieutiques du Lac de Buyo et des arbres forestiers alimentaires. Introduction Depuis 1993,

Kenya: EnDev-Kenya Female Solar Gurus-A story of Resilience

EnDev-Kenya Female Solar Gurus-A story of Resilience, from an LME to permanent employment By Evelyn Munihu EnDev’s objective is to accelerate access to clean energy for the Kenyan rural population, in particular through fuel-saving cook stoves and small solar systems.

Bonn: Women in Agricultural Value Chains: Experiences, Impacts & Commitments for the Future

                                                                                                                       © Klaus Wöhrmann Women in Agricultural Value Chains – Experiences, Impacts & Commitments for the Future When? Thursday, 8. March 2018, 14:00-17:30 CET plus Reception afterwards Where? GIZ Bonn, Friedrich-Ebert-Allee 40; 53113 Bonn; Conference Room “Saal Nil”and S4B With? Dr.

Gender Sensitive Initiatives to Reduce Malnutrition: A Joint Action to Improve Dietary Diversity among Women and Children in Madhya Pradesh (India)

“It has been the tradition for women and girls to eat last. This is how it has always been. No one dares question the tradition”. (Pregnant woman, District Chhatarpur) Sheopur and Chhatarpur are among the most backward and remote districts

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Community-led value chain development for gender justice and pro-poor wealth creation

The Oxfam Novib programme “Community-led value chain development for gender justice and pro-poor wealth creation” supported by an IFAD grant, contributed to sustainable pro-poor wealth creation and value chain upgrading in Nigeria, Rwanda and Uganda through empowerment of women and men from

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Competition „Empowerment of women through digital solutions“ – 3 winners announced!

At the end of 2016, the sectoral program „Promoting Gender equality and women’s rights” launched the GIZ-wide competition “Empowerment of women through digital solutions“ calling for proposals of measures that use an innovative “digital solution” which specifically strengthens women and

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Photo stories “Super women” / Fotohistorietas “super mujeres”

Event Documentation: “Super women, true women” Exhibition of various photo stories about local women and their work during the events organized by local authorities in the Tungurahua and Napo provinces of Ecuador. We will also host two events where those

Closing event of the gender week in Benin: 13 events in total

Event Documentation: GIZ Benin participated in the GIZ Gender Week from 06 to 10 march 2017 by organizing 13 out of 43 events held by the Africa Department, for example an exhibition about gender and equal access to energy which

Women’s Leadership in Rural Development

Event Documentation: The project “Green Innovation centres for the agriculture and food sector in Benin” (ProCIVA) dedicated a day to Women Leaders in the rural development. Women Leaders of the sector exchanged on the impacts of ProCIVA’s support on the

Gender Quiz Benin

Event Documentation: Gender Quiz: A “questions and answers” game aimed to raising the awareness, participation and reflection of the project staff around the theme of gender equality. Candidates from each site (Parakou, Bohicon and Cotonou) competed in 3 successive rounds

Radio broadcasting on “Women and market gardening: access to land and integrated management of soil fertility”

Event Documentation: On the occasion of the “International Women’s Day” the project “Soil protection and soil rehabilitation for food security in Benin” (ProSOL) launched a debate on the subject “Women and market gardening: access to land and integrated management of

Speech and debate on the topic ” Women in a changing world of work: Plant 50-50 by 2030″

Increasing the participation of women in the labor market is an important step to gender equality.  The program ProSOL organise a speech and debate on the topic ” Women in a changing world of work: Plant 50-50 by 2030″ to

“Make your move!”

On the 8th of March 2017, citizens in Mafeteng, Lesotho, are going to be encouraged to voice out their own individual opinions concerning gender. These different opinions will generate an innovative and productive environment for a discussion that will point

“Gender is not only about women and children”

The Qacha’s Nek GIZ PISA team will address the issues of Gender Based Violence (GBV) and child labor. The overall goal will be, to provide young people at the PISA office in Qacha’s Nek with Information about GBV in their

Women Solidarity March, Lesotho

Looking at the International Women’s Day values, the GIZ PISA team in Leribe is conducting in cooperation with Bacha – re – Bacha the Women Solidarity March on the 8th of March 2017. We want the gender and health issues

Women’s Day in Mokhotlong, Lesotho

As the GIZ PISA project is a platform that provides political information, we as the local PISA Center in Mokhotlong will, on the 8th of March 2017, concentrate on women’s rights. Especially in rural areas, women are faced with challenges

Women in leadership – be bold for change in Lesotho

We as the GIZ PISA Maseru district team, will spend the entire morning of the 07th of March 2017 on the topic of Gender equality. We have invited two women that are in leading positions, to share with the citizens

G500 Gender Group Poster Display in Bonn

Gender is a central topic in agriculture, and the G500 Gender Group is illustrating several gender activities of the sector and global programmes throughout the Gender Week. Posters will be presented alongside the event on “#Code4Equality” on March 6th, and

High school Debate on Gender Activity

Men and women should be treated equally. This very basic topic is going to be our motto here at the PISA district center in Quthing, Lesotho. On Friday 08th of March 2017 we will invite the debating clubs of two

Women, Land and Corruption

The national chapter of Transparency International in Madagascar produced a short movie (~ 5 minutes) on the topic: “Women, land and corruption”. This short movie will be broadcasted on the national TV channel of Madagascar (TVM) and a private channel

What is the W+ Standard? – inform yourself

The W+TM Standard is a unique certification label developed by WOCAN that endorses projects that create increased social and economic benefits for women participating in economic development or environment projects, including those that provide renewable energy technologies, time and labor

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Empowering women through access to land

On 10 March the conference “Empowering Women through Access to Land” will take place in Tirana, Albania, jointly organised by GIZ and FAO, in cooperation with the International Union of Notaries. The conference will be organized into three panels. In

Empowering rural women in Africa: Tailored agricultural vocational training solutions for women

Event Documentation: A look at the most significant labour market for women in Africa was overdue: Agriculture. Women represent a significant part of the workforce in the agrarian sector, producing up to 80% of the food in Sub-Saharan Africa. At the

Infographic: Empowering Women Farmers

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Mexico: Hacia el entendimiento de la equidad de género en el contexto rural de la Selva Maya

Autores: E. Isabel Corrales-Ferrayola y Rubén Araujo Monroy Para entender la realidad en la estamos inmersos cotidianamente, es necesario detenerse a reflexionar sobre los paradigmas y patrones conductuales actuales. Los mecanismos que generan desigualdad permanecen ocultos, no nos percatamos de

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Fiji: Petani women transform degraded land into productive food gardens

CONTEXT AND INITIATIVE Women’s land rights in the Kingdom of Tonga are recognised to be very restrictive and land ownership is denied to all women. Tongan men enjoy proprietorial rights to a town allotment (for residence) and a tax or

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Africa Regional: Farmer Business School: rural women fit for business

Overview Cocoa is one of the main agricultural products and exports of Côte d’Ivoire, Ghana, Nigeria, Togo and Cameroon. More than three million smallholdings produce 70% of world cocoa supply. Additional agricultural income is derived mainly from food production. The

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Senegal: Egalité des genres : Valorisation des activités des femmes rurales au Sénégal: Exemple du projet pilote à Félane

L’accès aux énergies renouvelables : une opportunité pour l’autonomisation économique des femmes rurales Le Sénégal a fait de grandes avancées dans la prise en compte du genre dans les différents secteurs du développement, mais un long chemin reste encore à

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Madagascar: Résilience par Chaînes de Valeur

    1. Promotion de l’égalité entre les sexes • Contexte : Le Grand Sud, une région où les femmes sont marginalisées Le « Grand Sud » de Madagascar, notamment les régions Androy, Anosy et Atsimo Atsinanana, est la zone

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Sierra Leone: Gender Commitment of the Small Ruminant Value Chain

  The competition entry ”Gender Commitment of the Small Ruminant Value Chain” from GIZ Sierra Leone can be downloaded here:

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Cambodia: Does Land Project Really Influence Gender Gaps?

Does Land Project Really Influence Gender Gaps? Improvement of Livelihood and Food Security project helps 3,000 poorest households, including 34% female-led households in Cambodia who have been provided with land for residential purposes and family farming in Kratie, Tbong Khmum

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India: Renewable Energy Supply for Rural Areas

The competition entry ”Renewable Energy Supply for Rural Areas” from GIZ India can be downloaded here:

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