This fall, Spur Change is hosting a series of practical, hands-on and peer-to-peer learning opportunities to strengthen the the capacity of Canadian SMOs to integrate a gender/feminist approach into their activities. Sector champions will share Gender-adapted tools and practices, and explore with participants how they could be adapted to the needs and realities of SMOs. These 90-120min interactive sessions will be held monthly starting this October.
The first two are now open for registration:
Presented in collaboration with Oxfam Canada, Plan Canada and MEDA
How to apply feminist principles to monitoring, evaluation, accountability and learning (MEAL) practice? How does the empowerment of women translate to project monitoring? Using feminist approaches to MEAL could increase access to knowledge and consequently, it could be a powerful tool to transform unequal power relations. Organizations can achieve it by developing tools that incorporate feminist principles into their project management.
During this webinar, Oxfam-Canada, Plan Canada and MEDA will share concrete tools and resources to help SMOs aiming to adopt a gender-sensitive and feminist lens to their MEAL.
Oxfam Canada’s Guidance Note on Feminist MEAL(available in FR, En et SP)
Presenter: Deborah Simpson, Manager, Program Impact
This tool outlines seven foundations upon which feminist MEAL can be based. Ranging from taking an intersectional approach to shifting the role of evaluator to facilitator, the aim of the Guidance Note is to support knowledge generation that is meaningful, accessible, and relevant to those who rightly own it – the people with whom we work.
Developed by Plan Canada to comprehensively measure the impact of its complex and multifaceted gender transformative programming. It is designed as a composite measure that scores, weighs and aggregates changes across several gender equality domains, including Gender Roles and Responsibilities, Access and Control over Resources, Participation and Decision Making, Social Norms, and Moral and Primary duty-bearers. The presentation will cover the WGEI architecture and data collection tools, as well as lessons learned from its implementation.
Presenter: Calais Caswell,Technical Specialist- Gender Equality & Social Inclusion
Presented in collaboration with FIT (The Fund for Innovation and Transformation)
Integrating gender equality throughout an initiative, from design to evaluation, is essential to fostering sustainable gender equality results. Many organizations, however, lack the resources, time or capacity to effectively mainstream gender in their development work, especially in a dynamic testing environment.
Colombe Fourn, Program Officer Gender and Public Engagement, FIT
Lorraine Swift, Executive Director, Change for Children
Beverley Carrick, Director, Embrace International Foundation
During this presentation, FIT will share some gender tools, approaches and lessons learned from our program to better support SMOs seeking to test innovative solutions that advance gender equality.