Sharing Best Practices and Experiences on Women and Leadership
The training programme on ‘Sharing Best Practices & Experiences on Women and Leadership’, was held from 19th – 23rd September 2016 in Surabaya, Indonesia. The training was attended by 18 participants, representing 13 Colombo Plan member countries.
This is one of its series of workshops designed under the Memorandum of Understanding between the Government of Indonesia and the Colombo Plan on South-South and Triangular Cooperation Program under the Gender Affairs Program to share Indonesian experiences in improving the status of women through implementing its gender mainstreaming strategies and gender responsive policies and programs.
The objective of this training program was to provide a platform for participants of Colombo Plan member countries to share their program initiatives, challenges and issues in prompting women’s leadership and empowerment.
The five day program was a mix of in-class sessions and field visits. The class sessions were designed to share the philosophy, policies, strategies and main activities of women empowerment and the role of women in politics, economics and media. During the field visit, participants were given the opportunity to observe and discus directly with the implementing agencies and communities who manage the programs about the benefits and constraints they face in running the programs.
The program was held in collaboration with the Government of Indonesia – Ministry of State Secretariat, Ministry of Women’s Empowerment and Child Protection and the respective Local Governments in Indonesia.