West Africa Gender and Markets Initiative: Working towards Zero Hunger by Empowering West African Women

West Africa Gender and Market Initiative: Conferences and Events


"Looking Behind the Fence" Webinar Series 


Conferences and Trainings 

VAM Gender Analysis

With support from the Gender Office, VAM has established gender analysis standards for conducting assessments—including in emergency contexts. We have also developed updated guidance on integrating gender into food security and nutrition analysis to inform programmes and interventions in the form of a user-friendly guidance note. Both of these new resources are complemented by a number of supplementary practical tools to support analysis teams.


Workshop Report: Gender Analysis, Women’s Empowerment and Humanitarian Action in West Africa

The WFP RBD VAM Gender Analysis, Women’s Empowerment and Humanitarian Action Regional Workshop was held in Dakar, Senegal on 14-15 June 2016, and brought together nearly 40 participants from a wide range of UN agencies, NGOs and research centers, as well as regional and national government entities, as part of the 2015-2016 OFDA USAID-funded regional pilot initiative, Gender and Markets: Empowering Women in West African Food Markets.


Gender Analysis in Market Assessments

New Data Collection Tools

In the effort to investigate the linkages between gender analysis and market assessments in West Africa, the Regional Bureau, Dakar has developed innovative tools on gender and market assessments.

Gender was integrated for the first time in the Lake Chad Regional Market Assessment questionnaires in 2016. For details on the adapted questionnaire please see:


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