Change Catalyst Workshop
A 5 or 6 day workshop, or series of shorter sessions over 3 months introduces and uses:
Soulmate Visioning and Vision Journey Tools introduces the basic GALS change planning process: the ‘life road journey’ framework. Women and men develop individual and collective visiosn for change with SMART ‘milestones’, analyse opportunities and constraints, commit to actions and track progress over time.
Gender Balance Tree initiates and then reinforces discussion of gender issues focusing on strategies needed to balance the relative work input of women and men into the household with what they get out in terms of expenditure and wellbeing. It also includes an analysis of gender differences in assets and decision-making.
Coffee Challenge Action Tree introduces analysis of ways of moving forward in relation to improving coffee quality and quantity through addressing challenges in production, processing and marketing. It integrates gender analysis of these issues building on the Gender Balance Tree.
Empowerment Leadership Map sets up the skills and networks for pyramid peer upscaling using Empowerment Leadership Maps as the basis for sustainability of subsequent gender justice mainstreaming and movement-building
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Community Action Learning
Following the catalyst capacity building, the champions continue to track and reflect on their progress towards their economic, gender and leadership goals through Community Action Learning. They share their individual experiences in any groups and networks they are involved in with other champions.
The partner organisation and/or Hivos consultant reinforce this process mainly through aggregating the information from the groups and reinforcing the participatory facilitation skills and using Challenge Action Trees to analyse gender issues arising.
to asssess progress in relation to the aims of the GALS champions, partners and sponsors. These:
- aggregate the quantitative information from the Community Action Learning
- use participatory tools like the Gender Diamond and Challenge Action Trees to deepen the gender change process
They also introduce further tools as necessary for:
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- livelihood strengthening and value chain development
counselling and conflict resolution
- leadership and organisational development
- governance and policy research