Report by: Eleni Negash
One of the immediate outcomes of the project (1113) is to facilitate design and support implementation of sustaining Gender & language clubs mainstreaming at four ATVET Colleges. To achieve this outcome, designing and delivering short term trainings for ATVETS is one of the activities to be performed. Based on these gender training took place entitiled Gender equitable Bussiness planning and Management from May 13 – 18. 2019 at Addiss Ababa (Friendship Hotel) .
The aims and objectives of the training were :
- How to sustain Gender and language clubs in four ATVETs;
- Identify and implement gender-equitable and socially inclusive business practices through gender equality mainstreaming;
- Understand the basis and practice of gender-equitable business planning and management;
- Identify “income-generating business prospects through research and analyses;
- Develop a good business model and plan;
Composition of Participants
- Participants drawn from four ATVETs 2GFP + 2LFP & 1 IFO
Training opening procedures
The McGill team take over the two days training by discussion and group work the main topics entertained during the two days were:-
- Discussion on draft report performance in the last five years on Gender and language clubs at four ATVETs
- How to sustain Gender and Language clubs in each College
- On how to combat GBV at college using series Game design
- Video sharing of Kenya and Ghana club experience
- Photo voice show on female support program were facilitated by Professor Claudia from McGill University, Dr Lisa Starr, Hani Sadati & ICO Gender officer, Eleni.
- Group/ individual Exercise
- Video experience sharing
- Photo voice
- Participatory and learner centered
Core Achievements’ of the training
- All Participants develop the skills of how to identify IGA using scientific research methods
- Participants build up how to identify and implement gender-equitable and so
and socially inclusive business practices
- The participants also share experiences from similar sister organization on the sustainability of the clubs
- Trainers develop the skills of a good business model and plan
- Share experiences on draft report performance in five years on Gender and language clubs within ATVETs
- Trainees were obtained Training completion Certificates at the end of the day by Mc Gill teams.
Lessons Learnt from the Training
- Gender & business training :- The training provides wide opportunities for the trainees to see critically each of their Income generating activities at the early stage based on research, using variety of Business model and Gender equitable mainstreaming strategy.