A key part of PAL for Gender Mainstreaming is to translate learning into action by applying and adapting lessons at the planning and programme design phase.
Empowering staff to apply their learning through organisational and project planning is an important aspect of the process and can result in more responsive, effective interventions. However it is only with support from directors and other members of management that significant, sustainable change can really take place.
The way in which learning is translated into action will depend on each organisation but some examples include:
- developing country gender plans
- integrating gender into programme guidance
- influencing organisational policy
Sharing information and guidance to all employess, contractors and partners is another way of ensuring gender is integrated into the work of an organisation. A good example of how to do this can be found in the World Food Programme gender toolkit.