World Vision’s Gender Training Toolkit is a comprehensive response to the global challenge of implementing a GAD focus in World Vision’s work. The Toolkit reflects World Vision’s ethos, core values and policy. After decades of intentional work and effort amongst the organisation’s leadership and staff,women and men in World Vision ADPs (Area Development Programmes) are also beginning to share burdens, ideas and decisions.
While many gender training materials developed by other NGOs are available to development practitioners,the World Vision Gender Training Toolkit is a response to specific issues and challenges faced by field staff, especially in the context of a Christian NGO,in daily work. Sessions provided here focus on pragmatic uses of these tools and concepts for World Vision staff at all levels, and adapt several internationally recognised tools.
World Vision’s design, monitoring and evaluation (DME) is called LEAP. In English, the acronym stands for Learning through Evaluation with Accountability and Planning. This framework is the result of a comprehensive Partnership process to achieve a common DME approach.
LEAP promotes quality, accountability and professionalism in programming with communities. LEAP implementation builds competence and confidence, and models systematic prospective learning.
Integration of Gender and Development analysis and principles within each phase of the LEAP Cycle is an important goal in the Gender Training Toolkit. Key GAD concepts support sound conceptualisation and rigorous programme design within Assessment, Design,Implementation, Monitoring and Evaluation and Reflection.
Audience for the Gender Training Toolkit
Facilitators for World Vision’s gender training workshops can use these Gender Training Toolkit sessions to meet Gender and Development training needs of staff in every country, at every level.
- ADP staff will learn to use a wide variety of gender analysis tools for project assessment, design, implementation, monitoring and evaluation, reflection, and transition/re-design.
- Management staff will focus on learning GAD concepts and reflect on the theological grounding for transformed gender dynamics.
- Staff working in specific sectors such as health, HIV/AIDS, micro enterprise development (MED) and education will find sessions that address implications of gender-sensitive programme design in their sector.
- Staff dedicated to Humanitarian & Emergency Affairs (HEA), Children in Ministry, and Advocacy will find frameworks and content customised for their particular needs.
Training sessions in the Toolkit include approaches, activities and materials for increasing World Vision staff expertise in gender and development issues in a participatory learning environment. Participants discuss obstacles and challenges and are encouraged to develop innovative strategies to address these. Their experience with LEAP, Transformational Development, sectors and programming tracks informs discussions and enhances integration of GAD with World Vision’s ongoing development work.
Gender Training Toolkit: Objectives
This Gender and Development (GAD) Training Toolkit represents a dynamic and living process,encompassing decades of experience while creating space for discussion,adaptation and development of tools, new insights and future research in GAD.As they are all a part of this process, your investment in study and use of this Toolkit for training is an integral part of its ultimate success.
- Link GAD concepts to the organisation’s core values, mission statement and GAD Policy.
- Gain theological and scriptural insights related to GAD.
- Apply GAD concepts and Gender Analysis Tools to Transformational Development in each of TD’s Five Domains of Change.
- Apply Gender Analysis to each phase of the LEAP Cycle.
- Integrate gender analysis into all programming tracks and sectors.