The Eastern Africa Learning Collaborative is pleased to invite you to its virtual social and gender norms conference.
About the Conference:
The Eastern Africa Social and Gender Norms Learning Collaborative (EALC)'s conference with the theme of Unlocking Social and Gender Norms for policy and programming: Best practices and pitfalls, will convene practitioners, researchers, advocates, and others to share and learn about experiences in gender and social norms research, advocacy, programming, and measurement.
This two-day, virtual conference will consist of presentations from leading experts on the following areas gender-based violence, sexual and reproductive health, cross-cutting issues, family, children and youth, and program models. Participants will also have the opportunity to expand their networks in the region and at the global level.
Share experiences on gender and social norms research, advocacy, programming and measurement.
Document challenges and strategies for advancing social norms and gender norms programming advocacy and measurements for inclusive development.
Strengthen networking among practitioners and researchers working on social and gender norms in the region and global levels.
Contact Natalie Kimbugwe, Social Norms Convener, for more information: ([email protected]), +256776624048
About the Eastern Africa Social and Gender Norms Learning Collaborative:
The Eastern Africa Social and Gender Norms Learning Collaborative (EALC) is a network of practitioners, researchers and evaluators that supports social/gender norms programming, strengthens expertise at implementation level, informs policy and influences development outcomes. The network seeks to support effective programming with validated approaches and strengthen social/gender norms practice in Eastern Africa in all areas/sectors that are influenced by social/gender norms. Membership includes representatives from the government, NGOs, researchers, evaluators and development partners. Members are drawn from Eastern Africa region working with collaboratives in Nigeria, Francophone Africa, USA and Asia.
The EALC was formed in April 2020, co-hosted by the School of Women and Gender Studies (SWGS) and CARE International (CI) in Uganda. It brings together willing actors to document, share best practices, innovate and learn from each other. Since its inception the network has brought together a diverse group of people working on social and gender norms in Research, Advocacy, Programming and Measurement. The members have undergone training on social norms and have established thematic groups to share experiences drawing from their respective. It is against this background that the EALC will be hosting this conference with a theme of Unlocking Social and Gender Norms for policy and programming: Best practices and pitfalls.