An inception workshop for the ‘Gender, Agriculture and Assets Project-GAAP” was held at the ILRI Nairobi campus from the 5 – 7th of November 2010.
GAAP is a 3 year initiative of the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) and the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) funded by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. The aim of the initiative is to increase the impacts of agricultural development programmes in reducing gender inequalities, asset disparities, and improving rural livelihoods in Sub-Saharan Africa and South East Asia.
The workshop brought together research and development partners from different organizations including CARE Bangladesh, BRAC, Hellen Keller International, Land O Lakes, IFAD, East Africa Dairy Development, Kickstart International, RDI, Grameen Foundation, FINTRAC, IRRI, AVRDC, TSBF-CIAT as well as donors including USAID and the BMGF.
The participants discussed a conceptual framework for evaluating gendered impacts of agricultural programs and strategies for reducing gender inequalities and asset disparities through such programmes. Projects that participated at the workshop, and that are interested in technical assistance from the initiative, are now developing proposals to be part of the initiative.