Measuring impacts on environment and gender factors are crucial for any development project. Thus, Katalyst had organised a knowledge sharing workshop with its key stakeholders on developing ESRB and Gender indicators.
In the workshop, various donors and Katalyst sector representatives had the opportunity to share their experiences and views on how to determine indicators for ESRB and Gender in the context of market development approach.
Participants from CIDA, GTZ, USAID, DFID, EKN and Swisscontact shared their experiences and discussed on the specific indicators that needs special emphasis.
At the beginning of the workshop James Blewett, General Manager, Katalyst gave an overview of Katalyst work in Bangladesh, emphasizing the importance of ESRB and Gender in sector development. Ms. Fouzia Nasreen, Group Director of RSG shared some challenges and experiences of Katalyst in Gender and ESRB. Learning from the past, Katalyst has positioned these issues at the core of its activities during the current implementation phase. The new Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) system of Katalyst was presented at the workshop by Ms. Shamuna Mizan, Group Manager M&E. Ms. Anneke Voss, shared some possible indicators from the various sectors that Katalyst is currently operating in. And finally, all the presentations were followed by detailed group discussions as well as group work on specific topics around Gender and ESRB indicators.
The workshop was concluded with an informative and in-depth presentation of the group work and an open discussion. The outcome of the workshop was quite helpful to guide the continuous process of determining the ESRB and Gender indicators of Katalyst in the future.