Consultant - Gender in Value Chains

Ouagadoudou, Burkina

About Me

I am a gender consultant and coach with more than 20 years experience in gender mainstreaming in different sectors including education, governance, WASH and for the past 5 years, gender and value chains. I have a background in philosophy and development studies/project management. I had the opportunity to live and work in very different cultural settings: Canada, West and Eastern Africa, the Balkans and Cambodia. I am now based in France, in the region of Lyon.

I love developing tailor-made tools, approaches and methodologies to make gender issues part of the daily work of the organizations I support. I have also worked on documenting best practices on gender and value chains through cases studies and video materials and helped organizations in strategic planning. I have trained teams from INGOS, research centers, civil society organizations, multilateral organizations and private sector companies. I am passionate about people. To ensure a people-centered support, I am learning more about coaching with the UK based International Institute of Leadership and Management.

My ambition is to accompany my clients and their organizations on their journey towards more equitable relations in their workplace. I support organizations ensuring women's equal access to development opportunities and benefits and improved autonomy and voice. I believe in unleashing people's potential through coaching, building their self-confidence, motivation and autonomy. This allows them to find their owns solutions and become leaders of change in their organizations and communities.

Skills and Expertise


Posted By in AgriProFocus Uganda
Posted 11 July 2018 at 02:25

Coaching fosters self-confidence

‘Using coaching tools allows us to understand the challenges people face, and to jointly identify goals and actions. Coaching is based on the assumption that the client is resourceful and active in realizing change. Coaching unleashes the coachee’s potential and fosters self-confidence. It is thus more sustainable than giving advice or training, which are less customized to the client’s needs and are usually provided over a shorter period of time.

Relationship of trust

What I personally enjoy about coaching is the relationship of trust with the clients. I like adapting myself to their different agendas. For example, some organizations begin with an internal focus: how can discriminatory practices be changed in their own organization? Others focus on their work in the field: are the women, men, and young people in the cassava, vegetable or fish value chain fairly remunerated for their contributions? How can we eliminate barriers to their participation?

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Mukamusoni Marie Louise Hi, in our organization it will be helpful because we have women who need this training . capacity building is needed for them. Thank you help. M.Louise

5 months 4 days ago

Mukamusoni Marie Louise Thank you for help, sorry.

5 months 4 days ago

Posted By in AgriProFocus Uganda
Posted 27 December 2017 at 06:27

Using a gender lens to address critical issues in rural areas: The illustrated gender and youth toolkit

2SCALE works in 9 countries of West and Eastern Africa and seeks to foster women’s participation by setting a 40% target in the agribusiness clusters they support. Partnership facilitators working within the program and their partners organizations, the Business support services, need to find innovative strategies to reach this target of female participation.

To ensure this, the first step is understanding the specific context in which they operate at cluster level. Using adapted versions of the Harvard gender analysis framework[1] is an effective way to do this. However, facilitators face different challenges using these tools. 2SCALE with the support of a gender consultant, developed an illustrated toolkit adapted from the Harvard framework. It was designed in collaboration with Mango Tree, an organization based in Uganda. The prototype was tested in several countries in W

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Uganda
Posted 29 November 2017 at 09:08

Working towards making agricultural service providers more responsive to female farmer’s specific needs…

The case of Amarin Financial Group, a business development service provider in Uganda

During the training of coaches organized by AgriProFocus-Uganda in Kampala from Nov. 20 to 23, the group of trainees met with service providers to undertake an organizational scan. This guided self-assessment aims at determining if and how service providers meet the specific needs of female farmers working in different value chains. Although value chain support services are usually business-oriented and for-profit organizations, they acknowledged the relevance of looking at their internal capacities to deliver gender responsive services and reach-out to a female client-base.

According to Kevin Asinde, MD of Amarin Financial Group and Kathryn Harrison, Director of Impact Analysis, female small-scale business owners tend to lack the “entrepreneurial” mind set and skills in financial mana

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Angelica Senders Thanks Jacqueline for sharing this experience from the AgriProFocus training for gender in value chain coaches. Good to hear that tools you (as the trainer) have presented during the training are appreciated and will be used! 

1 year 2 weeks ago

Mugisha Richard Thank you Jacqueline for sharing this experience. 

1 year 1 week ago

Posted By in AgriProFocus Uganda
Posted 29 November 2017 at 08:13

15 new Gender Coaches!

From November 20 to 23, 2017, AgriProFocus Uganda held its second international training of coaches in gender and value chain development in Kampala, Royal Suites. The fifteen participants came from Malawi, Zimbabwe, Ethiopia, Rwanda, Kenya, Myanmar and Uganda. The training aimed at imparting coaching and gender mainstreaming skills to practioners working in value chain development. This will enable them undertake coaching of their teams or take up assignments within AgriProFocus network of national and international coaches. 

Among the participants, five partners of UTZ, the certification organization, wished to polish their gender and mainstreaming knowledge and skills in order to ensure women coffee producers get a fair share of the benefits accruing from this activity.

AgriProFocus’ main innovation through this TOT and its tailor-made coaching is to combine coaching principles with both gender mainstreaming theories and tools and systemic approaches to V

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PETER KOLAWOLE https://agrozadtech.org/2017/12/20/huge-shift-in-attitudes-on-women-perceptions-in-farming/

11 months 4 weeks ago