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WEA Project

Women’s Empowerment Activity (WEA) Project

Women’s Empowerment Activity (WEA) an innovative three-year program based on market-driven, community led interventions. Grounded in an enabling environment that engaged men, families and communities, WEA will enhance women’s leadership, income, assets and decision making in five Feed the Future (FTF) zone of influence districts. Nabolok has been implementing Feed the Future Bangladesh Women’s Empowerment Activity (WEA) project from October 2015 at field level in 5 Upazila (Batiagata, Dumuria, Digholia, Fultala and Paikgacha) with the supported by Winrock International and the project closing date is April 2018. Main beneficiaries of the project are rural community women 5000 and men 1250.
The goal of the project is to increase empowerment of women and gender parity in targeted areas of the Bangladesh’s Feed the Future zone of influence by achieving six intermediate results (IRs):
  1. Increased leadership in community economic or social groups by women
  2. Improved decision-making by women over productive resources
  3. Improved women’s control over income
  4. Strengthened decision-making by women in agricultural production
  5. Improved time use by women.
  6. Increased social acceptance of women’s empowerment
Major Interventions:
Major Achievement of WEA project
Quantity
Linking women/groups to Microfinance, financial services
50
Establish group business for ELTE women group
6
Social mobilization Special Day observation (8 March-Women Day)
6
Organized BCC campaigns
10
Indicator wise Accomplished Activities of the whole project span
IR
Activity
Total Target
Duration of Project
Total Achievement
Justification
(LOP)
Y-1
Y-2
Y-3
NCE
IR 1
INCREASED COMMUNITY LEADERSHIP BY WOMEN
IR 1.1
Strengthened community institutions
1.1.a
LAC formation
                 38
            38
            –
              –
                 –
                38
1.1.b
Conduct CAA
                  225
          225
          –
              –
                 –
                225
1.1.c
Orientation for LAC members on WEA project and CAA process (one day)
              225
         206
          –
              –
                 –
            206
1.1.d
Conduct LfC training for LAC members (three days)
              427
               427
              –
                 –
427
1.1.e
ELTE Female group formation
200
200
       –
              –
                 –
200
1.1.f
ELTE Male group formation
50
 50
              –
                 –
50
1.1.g
Organize ELTE training for Female group
        200
            200
     –
              –
                 –
                200
1.1.h
Organize ELTE training for male group
                  50
               50
          –
              –
                 –
                50
1.1.i
Ensure logistic for ELTE class room
250
250
          –
    –
250
1.1.j
Organize ToT on ELTE course for ELTE facilitator (8 days)
120
120
          –
  –
  –
120
1.1.k
Organize refreshers on ELTE course for ELTE facilitator (4days)
         100
               100
          –
         –
                 –
                100
Refresher training received on Female Facilitators
1.1.l
Ensure expert guest speakers’ from GoB participation in ELTE Training (1 person in 1 ELTE class in during first 5 months)
              2,000
               1296
601
            1,897
Due to fund constraint budget revised
1.1.m
Ensure participation of LAC members in different meeting/forum at Union/Upazila/District level
                  127
               127
 –
         –
                 –
                127
1.1.n
ELTE Facilitator selection (1 faciltator work with 2 women ELTE groups and 1 facilitator work with 3 men ELTE groups for the whole ELTE course)
                  120
          120
          –
              –
                 –
                120
IR 1.2
Increased community life-skills
1.2.a.
Select potential data collector (from ELTE Facilitator ) to collect data from filled ACE Scorecard (1 data collector from one ELTE Group) (ACE score card will be filled by beneficiary themselves)
                  250
               250
          –
           –
                 –
                250
1.2.b
Select potential data collector (from peer leader and community people) to rollout mobile based  data collection system of beneficiary profile. (5 data collector for one Upazila)
                    30
30
            –
              –
                 –
                  30
IR 2
IMPROVED DECISION MAKING BY WOMEN OVER PRODUCTIVE RESOURCES
IR 2.1
Increased decision-making by women in buying, selling or transferring productive assets and resources
2.1.a.
Sub-sector market/value chain analysis
                       –
               –
               –
              –
                 –
                     –
2.1.b.
Review, develop and modify training curriculum
                       –
               –
               –
              –
                 –
                     –
2.1.c.
Select lead farmers and provide them ToT
                       –
               –
               –
              –
                 –
                     –
2.1.d.
Provide technical training (Agriculture, market linkage for IGA)
                       100
               100
               –
              –
                 –
                     100
2.1.e.
Establish collection center/hubs at Union/Upazila level
                    2
               –
               2
              –
                –
                     2
IR 2.2
Increased ownership of productive resources
IR 2.3
Increased access to credit
2.3.a
Number of ELTE group involve with  VSL activities
                  76
               3
23
 50
           –
 76
 72 ELTE groups already active with VSL
2.3.b.
Linking women/groups to Microfinance, financial services
              76
               3
 23
50
        –
76
 due to interest of ELTE member
IR 3
IMPROVED WOMENT CONTROL OVER INCOME
IR 3.1
Increased financial literacy
3.1.a.
Financial literacy training
                       –
               –
               –
              –
                 –
                     –
3.1.b.
Create group saving account with individual saving option
IR 3.2
Improved income generation
3.2.a.
Establish individual business for ELTE women member: (two women from each ELTE)
100
100
401
501
3.2.b
Establish group business for ELTE women group
                    30
               –
            9
           6
                 7
       22
Due to less interest of beneficiaries
IR 4
Strengthened decision making making by women in agricultural production
IR 4.1
Improved knowledge on agriculture production
               –
               –
              –
                 –
                     –
4.1.a.
Conduct training on diverse crops and house hold nutrition for women group and their families
                       –
               –
               –
              –
                 –
                     –
IR 4.2
Improved knowledge of appropriate agricultural technology
4.2.a.
Develop demonstration plots where extension agents of ACI will train women and men together on appropriate women friendly new agriculture technology
                       –
               –
               –
              –
                 –
                     –
IR 5
IMPROVED TIME USE BY WOMEN
5.a.
Gender related  time use issue
              1666
               –
               –
              –
    4587
            4587
5.b.
 #  of family practicing improved time-use techniques.
              1083
               –
               –
              –
        1083
        2268
IR 6
INCREASED SOCIAL ACCEPTANCE OF WOMENS EMPOWERMENT
6.1
Social mobilization_Folk song (one in one Upazila per year)
                    10
               6
            1
 –
                 –
                  7
Due to Budget revised
6.2
Social mobilization_Street Drama (one in one Upazila per year)
                    10
               5
            1
 –
                 –
                  6
Due to Budget revised
6.3
Journalist workshop (Divisional and District based)
                      1
               1
               –
              –
                 –
                     1
6.4
Social mobilization_Special Day obserbation (8 March-Women Day)
                    18
               6
            6
              6
              –
                  18
6.5
ToT to peer leader
 231
231
          –
  –
   –
231
6.6
Peer leader received training  on beneficiary profile
30
30
30
6.7
Organized BCC campaigns
 10
    –
    –
10
     –

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