Kyrgyzstan: RWEE

The GALS process in Kyrgyzstan is funded by IFAD and implemented by CDA and UNWomen as part of the Rural Women’s Economic Empowerment Programme of IFAD, UNWomen, FAO and World Food Programme. It consists of:

1) Economic Empowerment:  support to rural women organized in self-help groups to help overcome stereotypes regarding women’s inability to manage effective agricultural production.

 2) Female Leadership and Participation: working with local government, pasture committees and water use associations

 3) Enabling Policy Environment: improving statistics on women’s economic participation


The RWEE process consisted of:

  • GALS Catalyst Workshop, Naryn May 2016 See tools and photos
  • GALS follow-up and livelihoods process September 2016 – October 2017
  • BALI-BALI Business Action Learning for Innovation November 2018 – March 2019

For the edited consolidated report of the pilot project see:

GALS Process for RWEE Naryn Pilot_ ConsolidatedReport_Feb2017_ed

For more details of RWEE Kyrgyzstan process of public reports see:

For more videos and photos of the catalyst and livelihoods process (including high resolution) see:


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