SNV Kenya/Netherlands Development Organisation (SNV) and Kenya Agriculture and Livestock Research Organisation (KALRO) - in collaboration with County Governments, are implementing the Integrated & Climate Smart Innovations for Agro-Pastoralist Economies and Landscapes in Kenya’s ASAL project or action. The project’s lifetime is from 1 January 2021 – 31 December 23, and it works in the Counties of Narok, Kajiado and Taita Taveta. The project is funded by the European Union and the Government of the Kingdom of the Netherlands.
The project’s overall objective of the project is, livelihoods of agro-pastoralists communities (including women and youth) is enhanced through improved forage production and livestock husbandry, building on commercialization of climate smart innovations and sustainable landscape management in Taita Taveta, Kajiado and Narok counties.
The project has three main objectives:
Gender and social inclusion study.
The Integrated & Climate Smart Innovations for Agro-Pastoralist Economies and Landscapes in Kenya’s ASAL Project aspires to be inclusive in its delivery. Specifically, the project seeks to realize increased women and youth participation in the fodder/forage value chain and subsequently contribute to realization of:
SNV is seeking a consultant to undertake a gender and social inclusion study to establish status of gender and youth engagement in the fodder/forage value chain, landscape and associated policy dialogue.
The GESI Analysis seeks to investigate attitudes and norms of gender and affecting participation of women and youth in the in the livestock sector in general and with a particular focus on the forage/fodder value chain, and their participation in decision-making structures and policy dialogue processes in the context of the selected project sites: Narok, Kajiado and Taita Taveta counties.
The study seeks to interrogate women and youth involvement in the fodder value chain and how this can be maximized by addressing: the i) individual (agency; self-empowerment, skills knowledge); ii) addressing relations (gender power dynamics in family & business), reviewing cultural barriers (norms, stereotypes etc.) and policy, systems & structures in society.
Scope of work
a) Examine the socio-economic, cultural, relations and legal factors that underlie differential gender position in the livestock sector generally and in the fodder value chain in particular.
b) The study further seeks to examine the consequences gender inequalities on women and youth and their access participation and adoption of commercial drought resilient feeding innovation and forage value chain businesses.
The analysis will investigate the activity profiles of women and youth in the fodder value chain and the socio-cultural norms that underpin these.
c) Analyse the inter-personal and intra-household power relationships that are at play and how this shape the role of men, women and youth in decision-making, access to and control over productive resources, business assets, access to finance and income sharing at household level.
d) Examine the consequences of differential gender and age position on men, women and youth on:
e) The analysis will also investigate the constraints that affect women and youth’s agency in businesses (producer organisations, cooperatives, SMEs, markets) and their role in policy dialogue and decision-making processes and platforms related to implementation of climate resilient integrated landscape coordination and management, strategies and plans.
The findings of this study shall be used to develop a gender and youth inclusion strategy and action plan.
The study will entail interaction with diverse project stakeholders and target in the fodder/forage value chain at the county level. The consultant(s) is expected to use the following data collection methods:
Among other areas, the report should cover:
The following deliverables will be achieved:
(i) A draft report with specific County sections covering the above scope of work described above - and a power point summarizing the main findings and recommendations.
(ii) A final-draft report or reports after incorporating feedback from SNV and KALRO on the first draft report (i).
(iii) A multi stakeholder validation workshop in each County with presentation of the final draft report and discussions. The feedback shall be included in the final report(s) as workshop proceedings.
(iv)A final report edited and presented as per the requirements and standards of SNV Kenya and the donors (i.e. the European Union and the Government of the Kingdom of the Netherlands).
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