Presentation on theme: "Matshepiso Makhabane – South Africa AU –UNECA African Bio-energy Policy Workshop Facilitated By: Gender, Capacity Building and Stakeholder Engagement."— Presentation transcript:
Matshepiso Makhabane – South Africa AU –UNECA African Bio-energy Policy Workshop Facilitated By: Gender, Capacity Building and Stakeholder Engagement
Gender Sex: either male or female, from birth Refers to both men and women Socially contracted and defined, hence may differ for different locations Roles and responsibilities; differentiated patterns, behaviours, interests and end- use/impacts Can be changed for the better given understanding;
Gender Integration and Mainstreaming Research – understanding of roles and responsibilities, of issues; of strengths and weaknesses ◦ Action research!!! Consultation to get ownership Capacitation; empowerment ◦ Engagement, training (life and business skills; personal mastery); feedback Effective Participation and ownership
Supporting and Ongoing Mechanisms Networking platforms (beyond information) Training and Mentorship programmes ◦ Targets, clear outcomes and timeframes ◦ Growth, personal mastery and motivation Financing mechanisms ◦ Building track record/case studies/good reference Monitoring and Evaluation; information sharing and knowledge sharing and management
Stakeholders – Gender Mainstreaming Across Board!!! Government Captains of Industry (business/investors) Univeristies, Centres of Excellence NGOs; civil society RECs The General Public; consumers; customers; beneficiaries; communities; end-users
Recommendations Action research (learn when implementing) Educate, integrate the men; women and youth programmes; take all along ◦ Life and business skills; self mastery ◦ Inspire, motivate, agents of change Networking and exchange programmes ◦ Pilot projects, scale up existing networks Identify and Support Champions / real leaders
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