By Doreen Nanyonga
(M&E and Documentation Officer, PELUM Uganda)
About 2 weeks ago, I shared about our trip to Juba town where my colleague John Bosco Okaya and I conducted a Training of Trainers (TOT) workshop for Oxfam South Sudan Programme staff and its partners. It was a successful 6-days trip (these pictures speak for themselves).
Fast forward, this week, we are in Arua, West Nile region of Uganda once again introducing the GALS methodology to another team -Trocaire Uganda and its partners and some staff from Trocaire Kenya. This time round, Paula Viko from Community Empowerment for Development (CEFORD) joined the training team. Participants in the training consist of Programme Managers, Officers and field staff who want to mainstream gender in agro-ecology and women empowerment programmes using GALS.
It’s Day 2 of the training and already we can see organisational champions (GALS change agents) emerging from within the team. Many participants are looking forward to introducing the Vision Road Journey in their individual household planning processes. We have introduced the Gender Balance Tree and discussed gender issues that impede individual and household progress and how the tool can be adopted to different contexts. The plenary and other sharing sessions have shown the willingness of these people to gain more knowledge and understanding of the Tools so as to better introduce them in their organisations.
The learning continues…..