SMEC understands that in order to reduce poverty, promote development and achieve gender equality, it is necessary to increase women’s access to economic resources, education, information and communication technologies and governance.

Our capabilities, including policy formulation and gender analysis, address key areas of gender development such as poverty, health, economy, power, decision making and advancement of women.

We provide assistance in the implementation of programs to strengthen primary and secondary education systems, reduce gender disparities, and increase employment opportunities for women.

We offer expertise in the design, implementation and management of programs to increase the involvement of women in political leadership, decision making, peace building and democratic processes.

Through our global network, we provide a range of specialised gender development services which include:

  • Gender analysis training
  • Institutionalisation of gender development
  • Development of gender policy
  • Gender mainstreamin