Capacity development and field exposure opportunity to conduct Gender Analysis in Nijhum Dwip, Bangladesh

Location: Nijhum Dwip, Bangladesh . 28th Jan 2018 to 3rd Feb 2018

There is a component in the MFF-SEAFDEC-SEI Regional Gender Study portfolio of work for one MFF country, to receive technical on-ground/ on-ground capacity development support from Stockholm Environment Institute (SEI) in a given MFF priority site. MFF Bangladesh has conducted a resilience analysis under a scoping study carried out jointly with ECOFISHBD project of WorldFish in 2016 on “Ecological and Socio-economic Assessment of Nijhum Dwip Seascape: A Framework for Designating and Managing a Potential Site for Marine Protected Area in Bangladesh”.

In light of this, a Gender Analysis (GA) will be conducted to complement the scoping study and Marine Protected Area (MPA) implementation process in Nijhum Dwip. The GA will focus on Nijhum Dwip and identifying gaps and key considerations for gender responsive programme development. This will also feed into the National Strategy and Action Plan as well as the Resilience Analysis Process completed already, to guide future development projects and actions of the NCB in this potential MPA site and at the same time document the learning from Bangladesh, for the use of other MFF countries and partners.

A one-week field visit will be held in Nijhum Dwip in Bangladesh from 28th January to 3rd February 2018 where the MFF Bangladesh team will have the opportunity to be mentored by SEI staff with respect to undertaking the GA in Nijhum Dwip. A gender focal person from MFF India will be part of this process both as learners and providing peer support. SEI will advise on the best peer to peer learning approach to achieve this. 

The learning objectives are as follows:

  1. Participants will be engaged in structured peer to peer learning through first hand GA implementation process in Nijhum Dwip site;
  2. Participants to be mentored/ advised in designing and conducting GA based on the MFF GA toolkit that has been developed;
  3. Improve the skills and awareness for gender integrated planning of MFF staff and staff of local partner organizations from Bangladesh and India;
  4. Conduct daily feedback sessions with participants to identify key findings emerging from the GA process;
  5. Discuss the implications of the initial GA results in the context of developing gender related theory of change and the development of gender responsive MPA project including the identification of M&E indicators.