--- NILALEG Project stakeholders who attended the week long workshop on Gender Mainstreaming pose for a picture---

The Ministry of Environment, Forestry and Tourism through the Namibia Integrated Landscape Approach for Enhancing Livelihood and Environmental Governance to Eradicate Poverty (NILALEG) Project has just successfully concluded a one-week workshop on Gender Mainstreaming at Protea Hotel-Thuringerhof, Windhoek from26th to 30th April 2021. The training was aimed at sharpening landscape`s stakeholders’ skills and equipping them with relevant tools required to be gender responsive in all thematic areas of the project interventions. The participants are expected to share the knowledge gained with project beneficiaries in all the five landscapes of the NILALEG Project through participatory and focus group training sessions, mentoring and coaching.

The workshop was attended by 37 participants comprising of 16 male (43%) and 21 female (57%) from Regional Councils, Directorate of Forestry, Community Based Natural Resource Management Section of the Ministry of Environment Forestry and Tourism, Landscape Consortia, Registered Community Based Organizations, Women Groups and Youth Organizations from all the NILALEG Focal Landscapes.

The Gender mainstreaming Training of Trainers workshop was being hosted with financial support from the Global Environment Facility (GEF) through the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Namibia in relation to Component 4 of the NILALEG project which deals with knowledge management, monitoring and evaluation, gender and impact assessment. The expected outcome indicator of this is to ensure gender mainstreaming throughout the implementation of the project activities. In this regard, the project recognizes the importance of gender equality and empowerment in the successfulness of the expected deliverables.

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