The Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) Animal Production and Health Division (AGA) jointly with the Gender, Equity and Rural Employment Division (ESW) and the Poverty, Gender and Impact (PGI) team of the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) held a training workshop on integrating gender in livestock projects and programs for FAO country livestock officers and partners. The activity was designed by Raffaele Mattioli, Senior Officer and Gender Focal Point from the AGA Division, Francesca Distefano, Gender and Development consultant from the ESW Division, and Jemimah Njuki, Team Leader, Poverty, Gender and Impact at ILRI in close collaboration with Maria Pia Rizzo, Gender Focal Point for the FAO sub-regional office in East Africa.
The workshop was held at the ILRI Addis Ababa Campus from the 22nd to the 25th of November 2011. The workshop was attended by participants from Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania and Ethiopia. Emanuelle GuerneBleich, Livestock Officer, based at the FAO Regional Office in Addis Ababa, gave a presentation on the priorities for the sub region. Jemimah Njuki trained participants on concepts of gender, discussed key gender and livestock issues and took participants through the process of integrating gender in analysis, project design, implementation, monitoring and evaluation using the Socio-Economic and Gender Analysis (SEAGA) framework. Lois Muraguri shared GALVMed experiences in integrating gender in GALVMed’s work and Francesca Distefano from ESW Division at FAO presented draft gender and livestock checklists for dairy, small ruminants and poultry projects.
The key workshop outputs were gender and livestock checklists for use in the design and implementation of livestock projects and programmes.