Educational training to make progress towards gender equality

December 26, 2022
Photo: UNDP Tajikistan

On 13 December 2022, a tailor-made training course on gender sensitivity was held in Dushanbe dedicated to mainstreaming gender methods in the process of implementing the project “Integrated landscape approach to increase the resilience of small farmers and pastoralists to climate change in Tajikistan”. The purpose of the course, organized in line with the gender strategy of the project, was to increase gender sensitivity of the project staff, representatives of the Committee on Environmental Protection under the Government of the Republic of Tajikistan and other departments and organizations, involved in the project implementation. It was also aimed at preparing trainers for further field work in the jamoats of the districts where the project is being implemented. 

During the training, opened by the Project Manager Mr. Giyosiddin Nemonov, an overview of gender policies and actions in the Republic of Tajikistan was provided, and the importance and role of gender approaches in the implementation of the project, and effectiveness and sustainability of the project were explained. Along with that, the participants were trained in the methods and skills necessary for implementation of the knowledge gained at the training, i.е. work with adult audiences to improve the effectiveness of their communication and other educational activities when working with local partners and project beneficiaries.

The project “An integrated landscape approach to enhancing the climate resilience of small-scale farmers and pastoralists in Tajikistan” is funded by the Adaptation Fund and implemented by the Committee on Environmental Protection under the Government of the Republic of Tajikistan with support of UNDP in Tajikistan. The overall goal of the project is to address significant socio-economic impacts of climate change on the livelihoods of vulnerable communities, as well as to improve agricultural productivity through implementation of project components in the Kofirnigan River Basin.