Gender Action Learning System: Practical Guide for Transforming Gender and Unequal Power Relations in Value Chains

Begins with "an overview of GALS in value chain development highlighting the vision and analytical frameworks as well as the capacity development needed to initiate such projects. In the second chapter, the guide summarises the process and steps for catalysing change. The third chapter sets out a process for participatory and gender sensitive scoping and mapping of a value chain. The fourth chapter takes the reader through the suggested steps for negotiating gender equitable win –win strategies in value chains. The last two chapters deal with monitoring and managing project impacts. In all the chapters, the guide gives notes for facilitators and programme designers. Where appropriate, the guide gives indications of the expected results from processes, timeframes and resources required. The guide is based on the practical experiences and lessons learned by FACHIG in Zimbabwe when they worked with communities in Muzarabani District. Hence, facilitators and programme designers have to tailor the design to meet with their local conditions."