SAIS 2 emphasises the role of women and gender equality in its activities as gender inequality remains one of the greatest problems in developing countries.

APPLYING A GENDER LENS

FOR MORE INCLUSIVE ENTREPRENEURSHIP SUPPORT

Gender vs. sex: We adopt the definition of gender from the World Health Organisation whereby the characteristics of women and men are described as socially constructed, as opposed to sex which refers to the characteristics that are biologically determined. Gender is, therefore, the learned behaviour making up gender identity and determining gender roles.

The economic strengthening of SAIS 2 partner countries will be enhanced by the successful implementation of gender inclusive practices, which are outlined in the strategy for the application of human rights based management and gender inclusion. By promoting gender mainstreaming throughout the result areas, it is expected that a deeper understanding by the key actors will ultimately result in engagement and more benefits being afforded to and by women with regard to entrepreneurship and innovation.

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