national workshop held in Kajiado, Kenya in December 1999, was a
collaborative effort between GROOTS Kenya and UNED-UK.
Attended by over eighty grassroots women leaders from different parts of
Kenya, Uganda, Zimbabwe and Tanzania, the meeting provided a platform for
grassroots women to meet and share experiences on sustainable
At the workshop, participants discussed implications of recent global
agreements on the lives of grassroots women and to evaluate their
involvement in global fora, especially UN Conferences where many of these
agreements are made.
Presentations provided grassroots women with information on international
agreements that relate to sustainable development and the day-to-day work
of grassroots women within their own communities.
Participants discussed strategies for grassroots women to participate
effectively in global meetings e.g. advocacy, lobbying and communication
skills, and developed strategies to strengthen and expand peer learning
and exchanges for capacity building.
Toolkit was used as a basic material for this workshop, providing
information about international processes and agreements, women's
activities and networks, and compilations of international agreements on
issues of particular relevance to the participants. The full report of the
workshop is available at http://www.unedforum.org/publi/kajiado/kajiadoreport.htm.
More workshops are planned, for example, with women's
groups in Tanzania.
UNED Forum if you wish to work on a similar workshop based on the toolkit:
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