I am pleased as punch to have been elected to the Board of Directors for WOCAN. Women Organizing for Change in Agriculture and Natural Resource Management (WOCAN) is a global non-profit organisation working out of Bangkok, Thailand to make demonstrable, measurable change in women’s lives. It is a vast networked organisation that focuses on women’s leadership development and policy advocacy, particularly women who work in rural settings in developing countries.
I am really looking forward to rolling my sleeves up and bringing my experience and passion to help this organisation achieve its ambitious goals. I am especially excited to be helping develop the next stage of the organisation’s strategy and to help scale and develop the W+ Standard which is a certificate scheme aimed at rewarding projects that are aimed at creating measurable improvements in women’s lives: for example, renewable energy technologies, time and labour saving devices, forest and agriculture activities and employment opportunities.