Women Organizing for Change in Agriculture and Natural Resources Management (WOCAN)

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The mission is to build leadership of women in agriculture & natural resource management for organizational transformation for gender equality through an innovative approach of partnering with motivated professional and rural women. Its global network of members provides skills in agriculture and natural resource management technologies, gender mainstreaming, organizational change, negotiation, policy and decision-making, participation, advocacy and women’s leadership to secure women’s equal access to and control of resources and benefits to improve the livelihoods of rural people. Its approach is to link rural women with professional women and men to create synergies to stimulate change in the way organizations develop their policies and programs. It focuses on three pillars to fulfill its mission to build women’s leadership in agriculture & natural resource management through organizational and individual transformation: Women’s leadership development, Policy advocacy and Women’s empowerment, for this it undertakes knowledge generation/sharing and networking activities through its research for development and networking programs. www.wocan.org