ECODIT to Support USAID in Strengthening Gender Integration

ECODIT is delighted to announce that USAID has selected its team to implement the Gender Leadership, Equity, and Advancement for Development (LEAD) program. LEAD will work with the Agency’s Gender Equality and Women’s Empowerment Hub (GenDev) to promote gender equality and women’s empowerment across USAID’s program cycle. Specifically, the program will provide technical assistance, forward-leading programmatic support, thought leadership, and knowledge dissemination in gender integration to USAID Missions and Bureaus across sectors and focus areas. This work will support the implementation of the 2018 Women’s Entrepreneurship and Economic Empowerment Act and USAID’s Gender Equality and Women’s Empowerment (GEWE) Policy. 

Over the next five years, ECODIT and its partners - Iris Group, Making Cents International, Population Reference Bureau, and the University of California San Diego Center on Gender Equity and Health - will provide comprehensive, adaptable, intersectional, trust-based, and locally led assistance options for expanding gender integration at USAID. Our team is deeply committed to realizing a more gender equitable future and brings specialized crosscutting and cross-sectoral expertise and strong capacity to implement LEAD. 

“ECODIT is excited to partner with GenDev and all of USAID to advance gender equality and women’s empowerment. Our work with the Agency across sectors has long integrated gender to optimize development impact and sustainability. We applaud USAID’s commitment to gender integration and look forward to supporting Missions and Bureaus to turn this commitment into real action for sustained development results” said ECODIT President Roula Attar. 

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