WIELCOOP Training of Trainers' Guide
What is the WIELCOOP TOT guide?
How does the WIELCOOP TOT guide work?
The five main modules include:
- Cooperatives and Gender Equity,
- Findings and recommendations from the gender analysis at the cooperative level,
- Women’s Leadership and Social Empowerment in Cooperatives,
- Women’s Economic Empowerment, and
- Commitment to Gender Equity in Cooperatives.
Much of the WIELCOOP training guide is adapted from the International Labour Organization’s (ILO) Leadership Training Manual for Women Leaders of Cooperatives published in 2005. The guide also incorporates material from the International Finance Corporation’s Foundations of Cooperative Management training, Gender-Based Violence (GBV) material from Global Communities’ Gender Equity and Good Governance in Cooperatives: Facilitator Training Guide, as well as other resources from USAID, CARE and IGWG. Additional practical activities and new content including ten videos were developed. As mentioned above, module 2 draws from a gender analysis conducted by NCBA CLUSA in the countries where our CDP project operates (Kenya, Tanzania, Madagascar, Peru, and Guatemala), which serves to identify barriers to women’s equality in cooperatives and other organizations. Unlike other women’s engagement and empowerment training materials, the WIELCOOP guide has participants identify and discuss the main barriers to inclusion and participation of women in these organizations and discuss strategies and actions for advancing gender equality.