Women Empowerment and Social Inclusion in WOBA
WOBA has two objectives:
- To increase access to equitable WASH services for the poor and marginalised (gender and social inclusion) communities in rural Vietnam; and
- To improve gender empowerment and inclusion of women through program implementation and decision making
To reach these objectives, WOBA has conducted many capacity building activities for project partners and stakeholders to improve knowledge and skills on gender equality, women’s empowerment, and increased access to underserved communities, especially for people with disabilities. These activities take many forms, such as face-to-face trainings, field visits, and experiential sharing workshops.
In the midst of the COVID-19 Pandemic, rules including mass gatherings restriction are imposed to prevent the spread of the virus. This makes organizing project activities, especially traditional methods of trainings, difficult. Faced with the urgent need to maintain the project progress whilst adhering to the COVID-19 rules, WOBA project has switched to the online training platform to ensure improvement of staff capacity building. Women’s Unions at all levels, at the same time maintaining the role of knowledge transmission channel, creating conditions for stakeholders to share and learn from experience. In addition, the increase of local staff turnover and rotation in our partner agencies in several areas has led to disruptions in the project management and delivery. Building online platform for training will contribute to maintaining continuity in communicating and receiving formation, knowledge and experience related to the project, thereby minimising this disruption.
An online training session on gender equality and social inclusion (GESI) was held on March 23, 2021 with the participation of the Women’s Union of 5 WOBA project provinces and WOBA project staff. Details of the training session are provided in the attached video recording.
Instructor: Nguyen Thi Lan Anh, Founder and Director of Action to the Community Development Institute.