November 1, 2013 – Through a contract awarded by U. S. Agency for International Development (USAID), The Bizzell Group (Bizzell) provides the agency with short-term technical assistance designed to develop and facilitate gender trainings for the more than 450 USAID Developmental Leadership Initiative (DLI) Interns. The DLIs, located in missions around the world, work in areas of Global Health, Agriculture, Economics, Democracy and Governance.
Through our technical assistance, Bizzell is helping to train DLIs on the status of all new initiatives, strategies, and policies within USAID and U. S. Government that relate to gender integration, gender based violence, and Women, Peace, and Security as well as F Gender Indicators, and Operational Plans, Gender Equality and Women’s Empowerment Indicators and budget attributions.
As a result of our involvement in the program, we are helping DLIs to increase their knowledge about strategies for integrating gender equality and female empowerment into Mission strategic frameworks, Country Development Cooperation Strategies (CDCS), evaluations, work plans, scopes of work, requests for assistance and proposals, and briefing documents. During the 2013 calendar year, Bizzell staff provided trainings in Bangkok, Thailand in January and September, as well as developed training for local USAID staff in the Washington, DC area. Future considerations for trainings include Budapest, Prague, Mozambique, Morocco, and the Middle East.