In order to contribute to gender sensitive practices, programs and policies in Agriculture and environment, AUPWAE conducted gender sensitization seminars for communities, private and public institutions.
The association carries out advocacy for inclusion of issues concerning women advancement, agriculture development and environment conservation in national agenda and policies.
AUPWAE Networking activities include;
- Information gathering on organisations with a similar mission.
- Subscription/ affiliation to umliella Associations/organisations/societies
- Publicity of AUPWAE activities through print and electronic media
- Organise and attend meetings of networks.
AUPWAE conducts studies and trainings relevant to the advancement of the rural women, girl child, agriculture development and conservation of natural resources base
AUPWAE conducts career guidance and mentoring to students and teachers in schools as a strategy for increasing the pool of professional women in science disciplines in general and Agriculture and Environment in particular. The aim is to demystify science, enable girls to overcome socially instilled fears and biases and become more interested in science subjects and science careers. As such the Association does the following;
- Career guidance at lower Primary Schools level, in order to sensitise both girls and boys when still young
- Inclusion of teachers, parents and guardians in the career guidance process
- Advocacy for incorporation of career guidance in school syllabi
- Operationalising the mentoring programme to expose girls to more women scientists at work
- Implementation of programmes for girl-child school dropouts to enable them continue with their studies and provide skills training for those who cannot continue
- Since the objective of this project is to increase the pool of women scientists, AUPWAE compiles profiles of successful women scientists in form of documentaries, magazines and posters as a way of mentoring the young girls in schools.
AUPWAE does this by;
- Solicit funding to enable AUPWAE implement livelihood improvement projects for rural women.
- Conducting Participatory Needs Assessment.
- Monitor and supervise projects to assess impact and ensure sustainability.
- Building Capacity of AUPWAE staff and members at grassroots level in skills in participatory needs assessment, participatory training and extension skills in order to make them more effective.
- Conduct exchange visits and open days for farmers to give them more exposure.
- Collaboration with other actors in the agricultural and environment sectors, to enable AUPWAE provides privatized extension services to rural communities throughout the country.