Last week, the Gender Equality and Social Inclusion (GESI) team attended a 3-day workshop on “Doing Research Differently – What can be done to maximize the impact of research” with John Young from INASP. The workshop was hosted by SLU Global and was a great opportunity for us in SteamBioAfrica to reflect on how to achieve more impactful policy results. The workshop was based on an approach called the RAPID Outcome Mapping Approach (ROMA) which includes: 1) Diagnosing the problem, 2) Developing a strategy for change, and 3) Establishing a monitoring and learning system to track progress and enable change as necessary.
One of the workshop outputs was an outline policy impact plan with a focus on gender equality and social inclusion. The GESI team looks forward to sharing these tools with the rest of the SteamBioAfrica partners so that the whole project can effectively advocate for policies that support SteamBioAfrica’s vision of a more socially, environmentally, and economically sustainable biomass sector.
In the photo Johanna Bergman Lodin and Gwen Varley are holding the SDG 5 cube representing gender equality.
10 June 2022