SheTrades: Promoting Gender-Responsive Public Procurement for Agricultural Products
The SheTrades: Promoting Gender-Responsive Public Procurement for Agricultural Products project aims to deliver innovative solutions to help women in agricultural value chains benefit from government procurement opportunities. Target beneficiaries and partners include women entrepreneurs, governments, women’s business associations, and research partners. Project activities include an awareness campaign, creating knowledge resources on leveraging inclusive procurement strategies for economic development, analysis of barriers and opportunities for women’s participation in public procurement in agricultural value chains, training for women and government stakeholders on identified opportunities, creating national-level dialogues, and sharing of experiences and good practices across countries. Initial activities will be global in nature, with subsequent in-country activities taking place in 3 selected BMZ/GIZ priority countries.