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Learning lab: Introduction to the project-level Women’s Empowerment in Agriculture Index for Market Inclusion (pro-WEAI+MI)
byANH Academy
Academy Week Learning Lab
Date and Time
From: 20 June 2023, 16:30
To: 20 June 2023, 18:30 - CAT (GMT+2)
Open Full Event Introduction to the project-level

The times of this event are in CAT

Level: Intermediate

Current measures of women’s empowerment in the agricultural sector focus heavily on agricultural production. Most rural households, however, rely on multiple income streams that include processing and marketing, and many interventions, including nutrition-sensitive projects with livelihood diversification components, focus on women’s empowerment within agricultural and non-agricultural market systems. To address these needs, we have recently developed the optional add-on market inclusion (+MI) modules and indicators for the pro-WEAI, along with complementary qualitative protocols. The new indicators cover aspects of intrinsic, instrumental, and collective agency and of the empowerment environment which might be addressed by gender-transformative interventions. The accompanying qualitative protocols collect data with a range of actors across the market system. This learning lab will orient participants to these +MI add-on modules and the qualitative protocols and prepare them to use these resources.


Preparation materials 

Before attending the learning lab, all participants need to complete the distance learning module on foundations of pro-WEAI and submit a certificate of course completion to

Course participants who successfully complete all three units and final exam can download a certificate by clicking “view certificate” on the pro-WEAI course page.

For the Foundations course, the slides and scripts are already available on the online course page. You just need to create an account on the e-learning platform here and access the Pro-WEAI Foundations Module Course page where the files can also be downloaded.


  • Jessica Heckert (IFPRI)
  • Hazel Malapit (IFPRI)
  • Kalyani Raghunathan (IFPRI)
  • Greg Seymour (IFPRI)
  • Florencia Paz (IFPRI)
  • Emily Myers (IFPRI)
  • Simone Faas (IFPRI)
  • Deborah Rubin (Cultural Practice)



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