- ASSOAL : (Actions Solidaires de soutien aux Organisation et d’Appui aux Libertés)
- RNHC, Réseau National des Habitants, Cameroon – Penang Women development Corporation, Malaysia – Kota Kita, Indonesia – Commune d’ Ampasy Nahampoana. Madagascar – Franklin and Marshall College, Lancaster, Pennsylvania, USA – University College London, Bartlett Development Planning Unit – Centre for Social Studies – CES – Coimbra University.
Participatory Budgeting has been expanding over the last 30 years, from one experience to over 3000 in 2017. Despite its huge contribution to participatory democracy and improvement of citizen's well being, PB has largely been unable to address gender inequality and modify men-women social relations patterns. This being said some experiences have been able to reach significant changes and to introduce innovative methodologies.
The event is structured into three main parts:
1. The first 80 minutes focus on how gender equity approaches were successfully inserted in PB processes in different cities of different scales: Key obstacles found during processes? How were they addressed? What were the outcomes? are the core issues presented by trainers and actors who were directly involved in local processes in cities from Brazil, Cameroon, Indonesia Malaysia, Madagascar and Portugal [tbc]. The obstacles still remaining will be highlighted for the participants to reflect upon and kick off debates.
2. A 20 minutes debate and Q&A will end up with a list of constraints and positive lessons coming from this 'learning by doing' exposure on how to generate more gender sensitive participatory budgeting.
3. Third part of the training stimulates direct involvement of and proposals from participants who will work in small groups [40 minutes] on a concrete and specific case on how do foster Gender sensitive PB, that at the same are empowering women, meeting their expectations and change men-women roles. Trainers will provide the socio- economic-cultural characteristics of the case. During the last 20 minutes, groups participants will share their results in plenary and some of the trainers who have been directly involved in experimenting Gender sensitive PB will give final comments.