USAID's Bureau for Food Security (BFS) will host a Feed the Future Gender Global Learning & Evidence Exchange (Gender GLEE) in Washington, DC May 2013. We anticipate that approximately 170 Mission staff, implementing partners, experts and other practitioners will assemble to discuss strategies, evidence, and implementation frameworks that build skills and increase understanding of how gender equality improves food security, increases agricultural production and helps us reach our Feed the Future goals. This event is by invitation only. For more information contact Jeannie Harvey, Gender Advisor for USAID's Bureau for Food Security
Unable to attend the event?
See Paul Weisenfeld, Assistant Administrator for the Bureau of Food Security at USAID deliver his opening remarks.
See Julie Borlaug, Associate Director for External Relations at the Norman Borlaug Institute give a presentation on the importance of gender in the U.S. Government's Feed the Futureu Initiative and download the presentation slides.
See the first plenary session.
See the second plenary session.
See the third plenary session.
See Assistant Administrator Donald Steinberg's keynote presentation.
See the closing plenary session.
Day 3 (May 24, 2013) is designed for participants of Country Teams only. These teams were nominated by their Mission points of contact. The day will be a “learning lab” that will address specific needs articulated by your Mission and provide concrete support to further advance gender integration in your FTF program. Each mission will receive technical support on integrating gender into program design and FTF documents, both to help you scale up your successes and address challenges. Sessions will provide opportunities to learn across country teams, share practical ways to address programming challenges, learn from research, and identify specific program implementation gaps and best practices for integrating gender equality into FTF programs.
Workshop objectives are for participants to:
- Understand specific evidence that links gender equality with increased food security and agricultural production;
- Identify and articulate the major opportunities in program evidence, design, and implementation under current FTF investments;
- Build skills that can contribute to strengthening gender integration in program design, implementation, and evaluation based on a better understanding of current evidence;
- Develop strategies for strengthening current FTF programs; and
- Establish an ongoing learning process among the Missions and those involved in gender and FTF on a global level.
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