FARA has released a new guidebook titled TAAT GENDER MAINSTREAMING GUIDE. The book was co-authored by the Forum for Agricultural Research in Africa (FARA) and the Africa Women in Agricultural Research & Development (AWARD) with funding support from the African Development Bank (AfDB) through the Technologies for African Agricultural Transformation (TAAT) – Capacity Development & Technology Outreach (CDTO) Compact.
Gender considerations are of utmost importance in agricultural technology development, dissemination and use, as these considerations confer an excellent dividend to the overall impact of technology adoption. Hence, the Technologies for African Agricultural Transformation (TAAT) Project consider gender as a critical component and demand that gender should be integrated through designing and implementing interventions.
Based on findings from the assessment led by AWRAD, this guide proposes two approaches for gender mainstreaming.
- The first one is gender mainstreaming in organizational processes. These include building good technical capacity, developing or reviewing gender policy, enabling corporate culture, promoting accountability and improving political will for gender integration in the whole work processes.
- The second strategy is mainstreaming gender in the whole project cycle. Gender should be integrated from identification, design, implementation and monitoring and evaluation of interventions and activities.
The guide also recommends key action areas TAAT partners and stakeholders should do if proper gender mainstreaming has to happen, women and men are equally benefited from the project interventions.
- Welcome Remarks FARA
- Opening Remarks AWARD
- Keynote presentation Gender Equality Change Lever of the UN Food System Summit
- Gender-Responsive Investments in Africa’s Agriculture for Inclusive Food SystemAfDB, United Nations University – Institute for Natural Resources in Africa (UNU-INRA), Young Entrepreneur, Collaborative Centre for Gender, and Development
- Breakout sessions discussion on collective actions and gender responsive investments: recommendations and proposals on the advocacy framework AWARD, ASARECA, CCARDESA, CORAF, AFAAS, (YPARD cuts across)