Network

GAMEchange Network aims to bring together partners developing innovations on two levels:

  • Empowerment methodologies (particularly experience and innovation in Participatory Action Learning System (PALS), Gender Action Learning for Sustainability at Scale (GALSatScale) and Financial Action Learning System(FALS)) that enable women and men to identify and implement their own individual and collective strategies for increasing human rights, particularly women’s human rights as stated in 1979 UN Convention on Elimination of ALL forms of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW) and the rights of children youth and older people.
  • Macro-level mainstreaming of gender and generational justice aims and strategies identified at community-level into institutional decision-making and practice and policy advocacy. This includes empowerment mainstreaming in private sector, cooperatives, financial service providers and donor development programmes and projects.

The network is constantly evolving and expanding. Most pages are either current projects, or need updating from earlier websites – member submissions and updates welcome. This blog currently links organisations in:

AFRICA

Cote d’Ivoire a project by Nestle and Fair Labour Organisation for women in the cocoa value chain

Ethiopia SNV’s Gender and Youth Empowerment in Horticulture Markets (GYEM) project, funded by Comic Relief

Nigeria Oxfam’s gender networking

Kenya gender mainstreaming in coffee sector and Happy Family Happy Coffee process by Sustainable Marketing Services (part of Ecom Trading), initiated by Hivos but currently independent

Rwanda partners in Oxfam Novib/IFAD GENVAD project

Tanzania:  gender mainstreaming in coffee sector with Vuasu Cooperative Union in Kilimanjaro Region and Ecom Trading and Coffee Management Services in Mbeya Region, initially co-funded by Hivos

Uganda: Bukonzo Joint Cooperative Union and Mwana Molho Women and Men United Group both independent and self-sustaining community-led processes working particularly in coffee and cocoa

ASIA

Indonesia gender mainstreaming in coffee sector and Happy Family Happy Coffee process by Ecom Trading and IDH, initiated by Hivos but currently independent.

Kyrgyzstan Rural Women Economic Empowerment programme, funded by IFAD.

Pakistan gender mainstreaming in microfinance, funded by Aga Khan Foundation

Philippines Bridging the Gender Gap in Responsible Finance with Oikocredit, Negros Women for Tomorrow Foundation and ASKI, funded by Church of Sweden

OTHER network members are welcome if you can subscribe through the box top right, then put a comment below with your contact and any weblinks.