Belize Social Investment Fund Participates in Gender Training Workshop
A representative from the Belize Social Investment Fund (SIF) recently completed a regional training workshop on gender hosted by the Caribbean Development Bank’s Basic Needs Trust Fund. SIF’s Social Development Officer, Kendra Butler joined with counterparts from eight other Caribbean countries to discuss a number of topics including gender analysis, gender action planning and gender mainstreaming.
Kendra Butler, SIF Social Development Officer: “Being able to hear the different perspectives from various Caribbean countries and in addition to that also you know I think the key thing is looking at you know sometimes we in terms of gender people may have different ideas in terms of definitions and so forth and so you know understanding what are the key definitions for the terms in terms of empowerment, looking at gender equity, gender equality and then being able to use those information to actually develop frameworks so gender framework and being able to plan and I think that was some of the key takeaways from the training. Belize is on its 10th cycle and so we have several projects in the pipeline in terms of the education and water sector and so with this gender training we are now looking and how we can incorporate your gender mainstreaming within these existing programs and for future projects. So right now it’s more about looking at planning we’re in the planning phase and so we are developing or we are planning to develop some of those frameworks to be incorporated in that program.”
The online training ran from May 30 through to June 2.