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Mainstreaming Gender and Social Inclusion in Value Chain Development




Hotel Namaste, Surkhet, Nepal

Date & Time

15 December 2015 to 17 December 2015

Suman Bisht

A workshop organised by the High Value Agriculture Project (HVAP) and supported by the International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD) under the AdaptHIMAL initiative expects about fifty participants comprising HVAP project advisors/officers, local non-governmental organisers and local gender and social inclusion (GSI) facilitators to attend the two-day workshop.

The workshop will focus on inclusive value chain development in terms of gender, poverty, socially and disadvantaged groups and the meaningful participation of women and disadvantaged groups to establish and strengthen the value chain process. Over the two-day period, the workshop will cover theoretical aspects including gender, inequities, participation and leadership, and will link these concepts with value chain development.

The workshop will address the following questions in value chains development:

  • What are the issues to be addressed in institutional mechanisms – i.e., income generating groups?
  • How do we conduct an inclusive market chain analysis through a gender lens?
  • What are the additional inputs such as resources, technology and knowledge required to make a successful value chain product?