The Importance of Identifying and Addressing Gender Equity and Social Inclusion Barriers to Behavior: Results and Lessons Learned from Applying WI-HER’s iDARE Methodology in Tanzania, Kenya, and Uganda During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Session Date: April 22, 2021

Session Description: This highly interactive session will introduce participants to WI-HER’s innovative iDARE methodology, based on the science of improvement and grounded in social behavior change theory and gender equity and social inclusion concepts, and give practical examples of its application in three different contexts. WI-HER has led the implementation of iDARE in over 35 countries in a wide-variety of technical areas. This session will share practical examples of iDARE being applied in Uganda, Tanzania, and Kenya during the COVID-19 pandemic and lockdown periods in the areas of HIV, Neglected Tropical Diseases, and Gender Based Violence, respectively. The session will be designed as an interactive panel, with presentations from the President and Founder of WI-HER, and mastermind behind the iDARE methodology as well as lead iDARE implementers in Tanzania, Uganda, and Kenya. The presentations and discussions will focus on results including successes, failures, and best practices of integration gender equity and social inclusion using iDARE that have occurred during implementation. Participants will understand the importance of addressing gender equity and social inclusion in the design and implementation of interventions as well as be provided with tools to apply a simple step-wise methodology that can be applied to any context or topic.

Session File(s) The Importance of Identifying and Addressing Gender Equity and Social Inclusion Barriers to Behavior: Results and Lessons Learned from Applying WI-HER’s iDARE Methodology in Tanzania, Kenya, and Uganda During the COVID-19 Pandemic PPT.pdf