A network of gender focals from IFAD-Assisted projects, cso, implementing agencies in the Philippines created mainly to provide a forum where gender focal persons (GFPs) to discuss and analyze gender issues and formulate recommendations;
• create a venue for gender sharing among peers and learning from gender experts and resource persons, listen to rural voices from the field to learn from their experiences and establish a support network group on gender to help each other in mainstreaming gender equality in IFAD-assisted projects.
Targeting the Ultra-Poor (TUP) project was first piloted in Bamyan province supporting 400 female headed households struggling with abject poverty. the project was then replicated to Badakhshan province doubling the number of beneficiaries. Both the pilots were funded by IFAD. successful implementation of the pilot TUP projects attracted donors attention and led to scale up of the project in six other provinces covering 7500 ultra-poor households funded by World Bank and one province targeting 1725 households funded by Italians Development Cooperation Office.
More than 360 participants from IFAD, FAO, DAR, DA, DSWD and their Philippine network partners composed of the national government and line agencies, local government units, congress, financial and donor agencies, private/business sector, academe, media, CSO and PO delegates attended the “IYFF Knowledge and Learning Market-Policy Engagement” from 24-25 November 2014 held at 2nd Floor DA-BSWM Convention Center in Diliman, Quezon City, Philippines.
On it's 8the year, Knowledge and Learning Market was held as pre-activity to the International Year of Family Farming (IYFF) Global Closing held in Manila, Philippines on 27 November 2014.
I'm sure many of you have seen this when it first came out, but I only saw it today, thanks to my colleague Rima Alcadi. It's really inspiring to hear about this young boy who taught himself to build an electricity generating windmil for his parents' home in Malawi.
This video shows the Participatory Guarantee System developped by POETCom as it is being applied with papaya growers in Sabeto, Fiji