EnCompass is partnering with USAID’s Office of Gender Equality and Women’s Empowerment (GenDev) on a comprehensive program to support Agency-wide learning and knowledge management related to gender integration. The Comprehensive Training, Learning, and Knowledge Management (KM) Program is extending GenDev’s work to embed gender-transformative knowledge and skills across the Agency’s programs and work processes around the globe. We are updating and delivering existing courses; designing and launching new learning programs in timely subject matter, such as women’s economic empowerment, male engagement, and child, early, and forced marriage; and linking the Agency’s staff and implementing partners to an updated suite of gender learning resources.
As of 2020, we are also supporting USAID to shift staff engagements to virtual environments. We are helping redesign curricula and applying EnCompass team members’ expertise facilitating effective, highly experiential virtual learning programs that enhance USAID staff’s knowledge, skills, and abilities to effectively integrate gender considerations and gender-based violence prevention and response in program design, implementation, monitoring, and evaluation.
This work builds on EnCompass’ longstanding collaboration with GenDev to advance capacity for gender integration across USAID’s Program Cycle and bolster programming to prevent and respond to gender-based violence in low- and middle-income countries. Since 2015, EnCompass and GenDev have worked in concert to develop a road map for USAID staff to develop the knowledge, skills, and abilities they need to advance the Agency’s development outcomes in gender equality and women’s empowerment—essential elements in countries’ journeys to self-reliance. This task order provides a range of training and learning programs and other supports that help guide professional development in these areas. We are proud to be continuing this partnership to help USAID and its country partners improve gender equality, women’s empowerment, and social inclusion worldwide.
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