Cultural Practice, LLC (CP) led a mid-term learning review for Pathways to Resilience in Semi-Arid Economies (PRISE), a multi-country research project, including work in Burkina Faso, on the capacity of researchers and stakeholders to address and promote gender equality.

Through this work CP explored three learning questions: 1. What are stakeholders’ and researchers’ existing capacities and actions that address gender equality?; 2. How are research teams supporting and promoting gender equality and social equity through their stakeholder engagement?; and 3.What are relevant and key recommendations that policy makers should consider for gender-just, inclusive climate resilient development in semi-arid lands? Along with desk based research, individual interviews, and surveys, CP led focus group discussions, using liberating structure techniques, with researchers in Kenya, Burkina Faso, and Senegal.

The final report provided recommendations and next steps on building researcher capacity to promote gender equality through stakeholder engagement as well as strategies for promoting recommendations to policymakers to consider gender-just, inclusive, and climate-resilient development. CP led a virtual workshop with PRISE researchers on applying CP’s recommendation into their stakeholder engagement plans.

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