That is indeed the website for our organization. I have included a summary of activities below. Since the proposed activities are being conducted under a human-centered design process, they will be influenced by the needs and wants of the community throughout the entire process. Furthermore, the demands we have already identified are in the livelihoods sector. Most of the funding would go towards trainings including inputs for those trainings (i.e. materials, facilitation, etc.) and inputs for the products and commodities required.
Summary of Activities 1. Working with existing GBV program to identify vulnerable women and girls 2. Conducting a livelihoods assessment and a market survey during the ‘beneficiary feedback’ portion of the Bridge Builder Challenge 3. Conducting a skills assessment of the target beneficiaries during the ‘beneficiary feedback’ portion of the Bridge Builder Challenge to identify pervasive and demanded skills 4. Setting up and equipping a training center for women in safe spaces, including provision of inputs for initial work 5. Implementing skills training and linking beneficiaries to markets to access inputs as well as sell their products 6. Providing input materials required to vulnerable women for their chosen livelihood production. 7. Continuing to ensure women have access to markets and inputs (and any other necessary materials) 8. Continue GBV risk-mitigation strategies by increasing advocacy efforts among community members, traditional leaders and national-level agencies, and reduce risk for GBV due to women and girls’ new access to assets and mobility to markets.
The specific activities will be greatly influenced throughout the project by the women. For some, developing small kitchen gardens with available land is an excellent way to both improve the diets and nutrition of their households, as well as sell extra produce in local markets. For others, making Vaseline or soap to use for better hygiene and sell in local markets is a feasible option. For others, training in tailoring or another skill can offer valuable options. Each individual’s desired skill will help rebuild their life now and in the future. Using a human-centered design approach, informed by market assessments, will ensure that people are trained in feasible but useful skills.