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About the project:

Training Materials on Gender (Rural situations)

Project History

This project builds upon our experience with an earlier assignment. We developed three e-modules on Gender in Agricultural Value Chains with AgriProFocus, designed to be used by their International Gender Coaches.

While working on these modules, we became aware of the need for quality support for trainers working at village level. We decided to develop a proposal to see whether we could find funding and implementation partners.

We were very happy to receive enthusiastic responses from MINAGRI, RAB, the University of Rwanda, and organisations including RWAMREC, Women for Women and UN Women. The support shown by MIGEPROF was also very important in helping us to convince donors that this was a worthwhile project.

In the end, it was the Swiss Regional Cooperation Office Great Lakes, Rwanda who stepped in to agree our funding proposal in June 2017. We are most grateful to the Swiss for funding this innovative approach.

The steering committee

We started by creating a steering committee including key future users of the material. We also created a list of people who agreed to review draft material and comment on it. The steering committee consisted of the following people:

  1. Kayilisa Caritas, Gender in Agriculture representative, MINAGRI
  2. Redemptor Batete, Director of Gender Promotion, MIGEPROF
  3. Emmanuel Ntagozera, Gender Mainstreaming Economic Cluster, MIGEPROF
  4. Leonidas Dusengemungu, Gender Focal Point, RAB
  5. Jean Claude Izamuhaye, Head of RAB Northern Region
  6. Adusabire Marie Assumpta, responsible for training/farmer field schools, RAB
  7. Valens Twagizihirwe, Project Manager, RICEM
  8. David Museruka, Executive Secretary, RWAMREC
  9. Isimbi Roberte, Managing Director, FATE Consulting
  10. Francois Ndwaniye, Assistant Lecturer, University of Rwanda, CAVM
  11. Denise Umwali wa Ngoga , Manager Social Empowerment Program, Women for Women
  12. Annonciata Ndikumasabo, Senior Regional Governance Advisor, Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation
  13. Judith Kaitesi Katabarwa, National Coordinator, RWEE Joint Program, UN women
  14. Sidonie Uwimpuhwe, Coordinator vulnerable women program, CARE
  15. Josephine Uwamariya, Country director, ActionAid
  16. James Butare, Head of Programmes, ActionAid

During the second half of 2017 and the first months of 2018, we visited a large number of organisations and interviewed a lot of people. Some agreed to be videoed.

The following organisations contributed to the project by sharing their expertise and resources, and by helping us to find suitable interviewees.

ACORD Imbuto Foundation RWAMREC
ActionAid INADES Rwanda Agricultural Board
AMIR International Alert Rwanda Management Institute
CARE Local Government Institute Rwanda Women’s Network
GIZ MIGEPROF University of Rwanda CAVM

What materials have we created?

 Four e-modules for professional staff

  • The Difference Between Gender and Sex
  • Introduction to Gender in Agriculture
  • Facilitating Discussions on Gender
  • Dealing with GBV in Your District

A collection of downloadable cartoons, exercises, videos and infographics for field trainers

All materials are designed to help trainers to deliver impactful, interactive lessons. Subjects covered include:

  1. The Difference Between Gender and Sex
  2. Gender-Based Violence
  3. Positive Masculinity
  4. Women Empowerment
  5. Gender in the Rural Household (Renegotiating Role Division)
  6. Gender in Credit and Finance

Free to use for everyone

As of July 2018, the material is freely available to all trainers and professionals working in agriculture in Rwanda.

All of the materials are available in English and Kinyarwanda. They are produced under a Creative Commons licence, meaning they can be copied and shared by anyone for non-commercial purposes as long as the source is mentioned. Feel free to use the resources as you like. You can even customise the content and put your own logo on it. If you need help adapting the material, please drop us a line.

We hope that you will enjoy them.

Want to share your own gender training materials?

We would love to add further materials to our gender resources. Please contact us to discuss how we can collaborate.

Gerry van der HulstJenda – Gender