Curtain raiser: Training to improve women participation in value chains

The training is part of Promoting Gender Equality for Decent Employment (GE4DE) project.

News Desk July 02, 2012

An upcoming training aims to reduce gender-based inefficiencies in businesses and improving women’s participation in value chains, said a press release issued by the International Labour Organization (ILO) on Sunday.

The training is part of Promoting Gender Equality for Decent Employment (GE4DE) project. A value chain describes the sequence of inputs required to develop a product, i.e. land, raw materials, capital, labour, information, and the value of each.

Value Chain Analysis (VCA) seeks to identify what value is being added where, and how the final market price is distributed through the chain.

The training will be provided to GE4DE’s selected skills development partners, social partners including employers and workers, research partners and development partners and will run for five days from July 9 to 13.

Training methodology

Throughout the training workshop, the participants will be referred to case studies to visualise the particular topic in discussion.

In addition to lectures, participants will be able to brainstorm using the one shop café technique, where participants will discuss topics in small groups.  The trainers will also conduct simulations, where participants will be asked to stand and take an attitude when facing constraints conducting value chain analysis.


The training will be delivered by Evaristo Madime and Abel Dabula, who have been trained by the ILO’s Women Entrepreneurs’ Development and Gender Equality in South Africa and have been certified as ILO Master Trainers.

Published in The Express Tribune, July 2nd, 2012.


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