Achieve women’s empowerment and gender equality goals through a tailored, cutting edge gender strategy.
Build an effective, innovative initiative to tackle local gender issues.
Understand the impact that (1) your products and services, and/or (2) your existing women’s empowerment initiatives are having on women in communities where you operate and how to improve them.
Build capacity of local organizations and community members to enhance women’s empowerment, employability, and skills.
About the client & project:
A leading cocoa company wanted to enhance its women’s economic empowerment initiatives for cocoa growing communities. The company was interested in better understanding what community-based approaches work best to empower women economically, with a focus on the agricultural supply chain and communities where it operates. The client understood that women’s economic empowerment leads to more resilient households and communities that in turn may positively impact the sustainability of the cocoa value chain.
ICRW provided the company with a synthesis of evidence on how to empower women in agriculture and highlighted best practices that could inform its approach. ICRW also refined the client’s gender empowerment plan, convened expert meetings to inform the strategy, helped to develop a theory of change and identified indicators for monitoring and evaluation.
The company internalized ICRW’s findings and recommendations for the gender empowerment plan. The monitoring and evaluation support informed the client’s framework for its ground programs and key performance indicators (KPIs).