Project profile — Strengthening the Capacities of Women Political Leaders from the Venezuelan Interim Government



Overview 

CA-3-P010577002
$20,804
Independent DiplomatThe Diplomatic Advisory Group
2021-07-21 - 2022-06-30
Closed
Global Affairs Canada
IFM International Security

Country / region 

• Venezuela (100.00%)

Sector 

• Government And Civil Society, General: Democratic participation and civil society (15150) (100.00%)

Policy marker 

• Gender equality (principal objective)
• Environmental sustainability (cross-cutting) (not targeted)
• Participatory development and good governance (not targeted)
• Trade development (not targeted)
• Biodiversity (not targeted)
• Climate change mitigation (not targeted)
• Climate Change Adaptation (not targeted)
• Urban issues (not targeted)
• Desertification (not targeted)
• Children's issues (not targeted)
• Youth Issues (not targeted)
• Disaster Risk Reduction(DRR) (not targeted)
• Indigenous Issues (not targeted)
• Disability (not targeted)
• Nutrition (not targeted)
• ICT as a tool for development (not targeted)

Description 

This project aims to build the leadership capacities of Venezuelan women from the Venezuelan interim government and the opposition-led National Assembly to contribute more actively and effectively to high-level negotiations and advocacy. This project helps increase the capacity of the women of Venezuela to lead international diplomacy and shape the terms of transition. Also, the project aims to increase the public profile of female members of the Venezuelan interim government and the National Assembly; and increase gender-inclusive leadership within the Venezuelan interim government, with women developing and setting policy. Project activities include: (1) training and mentorship in diplomacy and negotiations for Venezuelan interim government and the National Assembly women; (2) facilitating high-level, diplomatic engagement activities; (3) developing and rolling out strategic communications that focus on the Venezuelan interim government women’s domestic and international public outreach; (4) creating policy-focused workshops led by the Venezuelan interim government and the National Assembly women and directed at Venezuelan interim government and the National Assembly women and men; and (5) supporting policy implementation by mixed-gender teams that also include Venezuelan civil society.

Expected results 

The expected results of this project include: (1) women of the Venezuelan interim government and the National Assembly are more effective at negotiating and leading high-level diplomacy; (2) greater public profile of the female members of the Venezuelan interim government and National Assembly; and (3) women members are better able to influence and lead the Venezuelan interim government and the National Assembly’s decision-making and set policy. The ultimate outcome of this project is that women of the Venezuelan interim government and National Assembly are more effective leaders in advancing efforts towards a gender-inclusive democratic transition in Venezuela.

Results achieved 

Results achieved as of the end of the project (June 2022) include: (1) increased abilities of women leaders from the Venezuelan Interim Government (VIG) to lead and influence decision making and policy development from a gender-inclusive lens; (2) increased public recognition of Venezuelan women leaders from the VIG and National Assembly; (3) four policy teams established and managed by Venezuelan women leaders that advanced policy development on priority topics related to Venezuela’s democratic transition; and (4) trained 95 women in leadership skills.

Budget and spending 


Original budget $0
Planned disbursement $0
Transactions
Transaction Date Type Value
04-10-2022 Disbursement $20,804
Country percentages by sector
Type of finance Aid grant excluding debt reorganisation
Collaboration type Bilateral
Type of aid Project-type interventions
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