Commitment to Action

Mapping the Roads to Change: Gender Equality In Value Chains

Commitment by

Oxfam Novib

In 2012, Oxfam Novib committed to promote women's empowerment and gender equality with value chain stakeholders at the local and national levels in Uganda, Rwanda, and Nigeria (in maize, rice, cocoa, and sesame), and to engage shrimp importers and retailers in the promotion of gender equality in supply chains in Bangladesh and Vietnam. The key approach behind this initiative is the Gender Action Learning System (GALS), an innovative, community-led empowerment methodology for livelihoods improvement and gender justice. GALS enables vulnerable men and women at the base of value chains where production and processing is taking place, to articulate their community's vision of change, with clear targets, strategies, and timelines, and better engage private sector stakeholders in that conversation.

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Commitment

Mapping the Roads to Change: Gender Equality In Value Chains

Launched

2012

Est. Duration

4 years

Estimated Total Value

$4,960,000

Region

Asia, Africa

Countries

BANGLADESH, Laos, NIGERIA, RWANDA, SUDAN, UGANDA, Vietnam, ZIMBABWE

Commitment by

Oxfam Novib

Partner(s) of the Commitment Maker(s)

Community Empowerment for Rural Development (CEFORD), Eastern & Southern Africa Small Scale Farmers Forum (ESAFF), Bureau d'Appui aux Initiatives Rurales (BAIR), Centre for Marinelife Conservation and Community Development, Farmers Development Union, Bukonzo Joint Cooperative Microfinance Ltd., Timely Investment, Community Organization Rural Enterprise Activity Management, Participatory Ecological Land Use Management (PELUM), Duhamic-Adri, Volunteer Efforts for Development Cooperatives (VEDCO), Aquaculture Stewardship Council, Association for Cooperative Operations R&D (ACORD), Environmental Alert, National Association of Nigerian Traders, United Leasing Corporation, International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD)