The Women’s Learning Partnership (WLP) created a working group bringing together some of its partner organizations in order to identify learning and challenges that each of the organizations has experienced during this pandemic period, with the need to adapt various training activities to the digital space.

The meeting, held on May 25, brought together international WLP facilitators as well as participants from partner organizations from different countries, including Pakistan, Malaysia, Indonesia, Senegal, Morocco, among others. Andrea Romani, from CEPIA and Joy Ngwakwe from CEADER / Nigeria, facilitated the meeting together with Allison Horowski, from WLP.

The challenges identified range from  access to electricity, connectivity and digital insecurity to challenges faced by female participants that, by attending online trainings from home lack the appropriate privacy to address more sensitive issues and even to have a time dedicated specifically to the training. In most of the time the women are dividing her attention between the training and domestic tasks, usually under her responsibility.  Despite the various challenges the group also list a series of opportunities on the local and international levels, such as the opportunity to women to empower themselves on digital tools and to democratize communication.