| Forestry training manual for the Africa region |
Total time 2 hours 30 minutes
- To acquaint the trainees with Women in Development issues,
- To heighten the trainees' awareness of the significant role women play in the development process,
- For the trainees to examine their work as forestry extensionists and the role that women will play in the success of their program.
Several WID readings are distributed to the trainees four days prior to the WID sessions. Specific reading assignments are given to country groups of three. Each group is told to prepare a presentation to the large group at this session. Rending assignments are given to each group by topic, i.e., women in health, Peace Corps and WID, etc.
The trainers have the opportunity to relate personal experienced from their own work in developing countries. It should also be stressed during the discussions that PCV men as well as women need to see themselves as role models in their countries of assignment for how women should be treated and what women are capable of achieving.
1. Women in Development - Part I
1. Peace Corps' Programming and Training Journal, Volume IV, No. 6. 1977.
2. Programming for Women and Health. Africa Reports Special Issues on Women in Africa. March - April 1981.
3. Fairy Tales and Facts: Economy, Family, Fertility and the Female.
4. Counting in the Women. Women in Development: Peace Corps Policy.
5. Life in the Global Assembly Line. Integrating Women in Development.
6. The NFE Exchange: Women in Development.
Exercise 1 Women in Development - Part I
Total Time 2 hours 30 minutes
The trainees will become acquainted with Women in Development issues and recognize the significant role which women play in the development process.
1. Each country group presents at least six to nine points from the readings which could affect their programs. Each presentation should not take more than 30 to 40 minutes, including group discussion.
2 hours 15 minutes
2. Trainer draws closure to the session by emphasizing the predominant role that women play in forestry related industries in most developing countries. Linkage is made to WID - Part II with mention that strategies for assuring the involvement of women in small-scale development programs will be examined.