Women’s Participation In Leadership and Decision making Processes (WILDP) works to ensure that women representation in decision making is improved tremendously both locally and regionally. The project was launched in 2006 and contributed greatly during the 2006 district level elections in increasing the number of women in the 10 operational districts of the organisation.
In other to have quality representation of women, several strategies were developed to ensure that women had a total build up of knowledge and skills to represent people in leadership places qualitatively.
The project was put in to three phases:
- Identify and target potential and interested women and build their capacities in a diversified manner to make them fit for a representation.
- Target community level education to facilitate a change of perception about women leaders and engaged community stakeholders to facilitate a change of cultural practices which were hindering women’s participation in governance.
- Target regional political leaders, civil and public servants in districts and the region to acknowledge the gap and facilitate women representation in their districts and the region as a whole. This was also aimed at building a force of NGOS and CBOS to support the process.