Strengthening Women's Economic Empowerment in ATVET

20 Jan 2022
Aspyee Admin
Strengthening Women's Economic Empowerment in ATVET
Policy Brief

This brief shines a light on the critical role of enhancing women empowerment and skill development in Agricultural Technical Vocational Education and Training (ATVET) to achieve gender equality and, therefore, increased food security and improved livelihoods on the African continent.

The COVID-19 pan­demic has significantly exacerbated this. The brief builds on lessons from the ATVET proj­ect with a specific focus on women empow­erment, implementing the gender-transforma­tive approach (GTA) and measuring impact with the Women Empowerment in Agriculture Index (WEAI), developed by IFPRI (Interna­tional Food Policy and Research Institute). Based on these experiences, the brief draws conclusions on strengthening interventions to achieve women empowerment by integrating GTA.