GAMEchange Network aims to bring together partners and practitioners 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 empowerment 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:
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
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