USAIDís IPAC holds Lessons Sharing Session on Role and Status of Women during IPAC Implementation:
To capture the key
lessons learned during IPAC implementation in regards to womenís role and status, a lesson sharing session was held on December 5-6, 2012 in Coxís Bazar. 30 women from all five clusters of IPAC participated in this two day event. The first day was consisted of field visits to Chunoti Wildlife Sanctuary, Medhakachapia National Park and Teknaf Wildlife Sanctuary where the participants experienced different activities their counterparts are performing with co-management and nature conservation. There were group discussions on Alternative Income Generation Activities, Women Community Patrol Groups, Nishorgo Shahayaks, and women in VCF, CMC, RMO and RUG. . The second day was a full day sharing session where a diverse number of issues were discussed. This sharing session was part of the IPACísCollaboration, Learning and Adapting (CLA) methods that have been followed by the project and the outcomes will be part of the lessons learned document which includes 11 different themes. The objective of IPAC CLA approach for the final project year is for key stakeholders to identify and assimilate the lessons emerging from project implementation. The approach taken for different activities related to women, the key successes and shortcomings were noted during the workshop and the lessons will be shared with USAID. USAIDís CREL project also attended the workshop and facilitated a few sessions.