Shared Resources, Joint Solutions (SRJS): Gender Training Workshop for Uganda partners

15 March 2017

Shared Resources, Joint Solutions (SRJS) is an expansive program that engages 16 countries and focuses on increasing food and water security and climate resilience.

IUCN GGO, in its capacity as a technical adviser, in collaboration with the IUCN Uganda Country Office, is providing support to SRJS partners in Uganda to develop and organize a two-day workshop in Kampala. This workshop intends to build gender-responsive capacity for program partners and enhance gender and social inclusiveness outcomes of SRJS program activities in Uganda.

The National Association of Professional Environmentalists (NAPE), a main implementing partner, is hosting the workshop on 16-17 March 2017.

Workshop participants will include the Environmental Conservation Trust of Uganda (ECOTRUST) and the Africa Institute for Energy Governance (AFIEGO), along with presentations from the Uganda Women Parliamentary Association (UWOPA), Parliamentary Forum on Climate Change (PFCC), IUCN GGO and IUCN UCO. 

The objectives of the workshop are to:

  • Raise awareness and build capacity of SRJS implementing partners in Uganda to identify gender issues across the environmental arena in relation to SRJS programming;
  • Identify SRJS objectives, strategies, actions and outputs that can be enhanced with a gender approach, as well as through gender indicators in M&E;
  • Develop and agree on an action plan to promote gender-responsive actions and results in 2017;
  • Share lessons learned and best practices for integrating gender considerations into programming; and
  • Identify additional capacity needs and potential for next-step actions in 2018 and beyond.

IUCN GGO supported the development of workshop activities and discussions by drawing on lessons learned and best practices from previous workshops and tailoring information to respond to the interests and goals of Uganda country partners and the SRJS program.

IUCN GGO previously supported the 16 countries involved in the SRJS program through a webinar series on building gender capacity and conducting a gender analysis.