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Climate change has significant impacts on natural resources and the agriculturesector which relies onthese resources is considered as one of the most susceptible sectors.
02 October 2013

"Gender Mainstreaming in Daily Practice"

Do you recognise this in your work??

  • "You are conscious of the need to pay more attention to Gender issues but you are not sure where to start. Though you are willing to make changes, it is not obvious what you should do that makes a difference. It is not your task to become a specialist, yet you need to ensure gender equity in your work. You are seeking for background knowledge on the gender discussion and practical tools and tips to contribute to Gender mainstreaming in your daily work."
  • If you recognise this, we warmly invite you to our Gender course in Laos on November 4-8. After this course, you will be able to use participative tools to predict the different impact of a given development initiative on both men and women and identify constraints to be addressed for maximum and equitable impact.


    Trainee Profile
    Consultants and professionals charged to mainstream gender, who may facilitate gender audits, gender sensitive planning and budgeting, evaluations, and the strengthening of effective attention for gender in daily practice.

    Essential Facts:

  • Date: 4-8 November 2013
  • Language: English only (not with Lao translation)
  • Duration: 5 days
  • Seat: Available
  • Course fee: € 850
  • Location: Vientiane Laos
  • Registration Deadline: 10th October 2013
    (The course fee includes lunch, snacks, course material and a certificate)


    Follow the link and register online:

    Gender awareness: Individual and cultural behavior
    Understanding the need for gender mainstreaming
    Sex and Gender
    Gender Analysis Tools
    Harvard Analytical Framework
    Moser Framework
    Gender Analysis Matrix
    Use of Gender Analysis Tools and Project Life Cycle
    Gender Lens
    Sex and Gender-related Indicators
    Participatory methods for monitoring
    Gender Mainstreaming
    Gender Budgeting

    Ms. Inez UsLeyanege
    Marketing & Client Liaison – MDF Asia
    Mobile: +94 77 3949041
    Tel: +94 11 2808121 or 11 2805122

Vientiane, Laos
01 October 2013
"Finding your match in CSR: creative partnership for development…"  
Why do you need partnerships?
Businesses are making ever greater commitments to Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) through involvement in community development initiatives.  To have sustainable projects and yield optimal results you need to have meaningful collaboration. Businesses can benefit from working with NGOs that have a wealth of technical expertise, community knowledge and local networks. NGOs can learn from business approaches as well as access material and non-material assistance to improve their work. Jointly they can develop CSR projects that will have a lasting positive impact. 
Trainee Profile
Staff of businesses, multinationals, state-owned enterprises and small businesses as well as staff from INGOs, NGOs, community development workers who want to master CSR skills and understand how to incorporate effective community development initiatives into CSR plans.
Language: English
Course fee: € 650
Country: Bali, Indonesia
(The course fee includes lunch, snacks, course material and a certificate)
Follow the link and register online:
The ISO 26000 model: pillars of CSR
Development cooperation, business sense of CSR, laws and roles of corporate sector
Community development: stages and modes of CSR engagement
Community development: strategy design and strategy formats
Develop partnerships
Corporate sector and NGO: cultural differences
Communication skills: meet potential partners
Ms. Inez UsLeyanege
Marketing & Client Liaison – MDF Asia
Mobile: +94 77 3949041
Tel: +94 11 2808121 or 11 2805122
Bali, Indonesia
30 September 2013

The impacts of climate change are among the major challenges facing Southeast Asia (SEA). The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC 2007) observed an increasing trend in mean surface air temperature in the region in the past several decades, with 0.1–0.3°C increase per decade recorded between 1951 and 2000. The region has also experienced an increasing trend in rainfall and rising sea levels (at 1–3 mm per year). The frequency and intensity of extreme weather events have also increased in recent decades. This includes increases in the number of hot days and warm nights and decreases in the number of cold days and cold nights; a significant rise in heavy precipitations events; and an increase in the number of tropical cyclones. These climatic changes have led to massive flooding, landslides, and droughts in many parts of the region, causing extensive damage to property, assets, and human life. Climate change is also exacerbating water shortages in many areas, constraining agricultural production and threatening food security, causing forest fires and degradation and damaging coastal and marine resources.

The agriculture sector constitutes a major aspect of climate change adaptation within the National Adaptation Program of Action on Climate Change of countries in SEA. Cambodia, Lao PDR and Myanmar, for example, have listed agriculture as a priority sector with many priority projects under it, signaling these measures to be responding to urgent and immediate needs. Further delay may increase vulnerability and could lead to bigger costs later.

This forum will promote the “exchange of relevant scientific, technological, technical, socio- economic and legal information related to the climate system and climate change, and to the economic and social consequences of various response strategies.”


Around 30 representatives from government, academe and the private sector from Asia are expected to participate. Target institutions from each country may include, but not be limited to, its Ministry of Agriculture, socio-economic planning agency, other agencies working on mainstreaming climate change adaptation, and universities.


  1. Discuss an array of adaptation strategies on coping with the challenges in agriculture and food brought about by climate change;
  2. Appreciate the requisites for an enabling environment to meet its challenges;
  3. Understand mainstreaming approaches and challenges;
  4. Identify appropriate entry points at both policy and implementation levels for integrating climate change adaptation strategies into development plans;
  5. Identify financial instruments to fund efforts in mainstreaming; and
  6. Explore possible partnerships between and among APAN, SEARCA, other APAN nodes, governments, and other development organizations to actively collaborate on research, capacity building, and other activities to mainstream adaptation strategies in the agriculture sector.

Tentative Agenda

Day1: 5 November 2013 Registration; Keynote speeches; Presentations on Mainstreaming Climate Change Adaptation in the Agriculture Sector: Approaches and Entry Points, Challenges and Prospects and Financing Mechanisms for Mainstreaming, country presentations on Mainstreaming: Experiences, Constraints and Opportunities.

Day2: 6 November 2013 Presentations and discussion on finding entry points and levels of intervention for mainstreaming, Synthesis and The Way Forward, visit to Ministries/Field Trip

Nay Pyi Taw, Myanmar


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