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Offer: India Women, Food and Climate Change Training Program

The India Women, Food and Climate Change Training Program is a year-long capacity building and training program initiated by Women’s Earth Alliance (WEA), USA, and Gorakhpur Environmental Action Group (GEAG), India. The goal of the training is to equip rural women leaders with appropriate solutions, knowledge and networking support to manage climate change and environmental crises to improve their food and economic security, while also ecologically managing their farms and natural resources. Deadline for applications: March 15, 2011.

This training is based on the foundation of sound gender and ecological principles to create a holistic curriculum to benefit rural women farmers. The Training will be imparted over 3 phases in 2011, starting with a main 6-day training in April 2011, followed by two shorter 3-day trainings in the months of September and November.

Goals of the Training

Create a safe space for rural women to share their experiences with climate change, as well as indigenous solutions to tackle such environmental crises
Build a cadre of informed and empowered rural women leaders who will spread the knowledge with other women to transform their livelihoods and environment
Diversify and improve the food and economic security of rural women
Educate women on climate change and its impact on farming livelihoods and women’s health by demonstrating climate change mitigation and coping practices
Demonstrate climate change mitigation and coping practices
Provide hands on training on ecological farming and NRM practices
Create a powerful alliance to strategically collaborate on policy campaigns and other like-minded initiatives
Document and promote women’s traditional knowledge systems, including seed saving and other ecological farming and NRM practices

Who Can Apply

We seek grassroots Indian women leaders who are promoting the rights of women farmers and are working to improve their food and economic security by practicing ecological farming and natural resource management practices. This is a training of the trainers, so we especially encourage women farmers who are master trainers and others who belong to women’s self help groups, farmer clubs and other people’s institutions to apply.

Through an application process, 40 women in teams of two will be selected from the states of Uttar Pradesh, West Bengal, Uttarakhand and Bihar. During the course of the first 6 day-long training program, each team of two women will work in partnership to develop an action plan for launching a project in their community related to sustainable agriculture, food security or climate change adaptation and mitigation practices that will benefit other women and their communities. All applications must be received by the midnight of March 15, 2011.

For further information and to apply please download the following pdf and word documents

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