“Gender Equality Training” was organized by the Embassy of Sweden on 23-24 March 2017 in Bangkok, Thailand. With the objective of setting up gender equality knowledge to decision-making level, the Training was attended by SEAFDEC Secretary-General, Dr. Kom Silapajarn; Senior Advisor, Dr. Magnus Torell; and Assistant Policy and Program Coordinator, Dr. Worawit Wanchana. The training has the overall objective of improving the institutional and organizational capacity of Sweden’s partners’ senior management staff to integrate gender equality in the workplace and strengthen integration of gender equality in program implementation to develop the essential enabling organizational environment through which gender responsive development can take place. The key output would be the development of Gender Action Plans for SEAFDEC.
The Embassy of Sweden in Bangkok, Thailand has contracted the Women Organizing for Change in Agriculture and Natural Resource Management to be a Regional Gender Equality Support to the Embassy´s development cooperation partners for the implementation of Sweden’s development cooperation in Asia. The Gender Support Function was launched on 19 January 2017 with active participation of SEAFDEC’s gender focal points and experts.