Research Components of the GREAT Women Project 2

Start Date: October 01, 2017

End Date: June 15, 2018

Status : Complete

The three-year partnership between Bayan Academy and Philippine Commission on Women (PCW) aims to establish Bayan Academy as a GREAT Women project 2 learning hub that services women-led enterprise enablers and their beneficiaries. For Year 1 (August 2017 to March 2018), one of the specific objectives identified is to develop the intellectual capital that could be used to build the competencies of GREAT Women Project 2's enablers and beneficiaries. With this in mind, PCW commissioned two main research projects for Bayan Academy for Year 1:

1) The conduct of three gender responsive industry studies that would identify gender value systems and family dynamics in relation to the supply product, and value chains of the three identified priority industries.

2) The conceptualization and development of the Social Entrepreneurship and Management (SEM) training program for women social entrepreneurs in the priority industries including all its learning modules, learning materials, and teaching guides in English, Filipino, and Cebuano.

The gender responsive industry studies will be done for the coffee, cacao, and weaving industries. The value chain framework of Dr. Eduardo Morato, Jr. and the relevant PCW references on macro, meso,  and micro gender issues will be used.

SEM, on the other hand, will be a 10-day program that will have modules on self-mastery, the social entrepreneurial process, and the major management functions of a social enterprise. Visual learning tools, case examples based on the coffee, cacao, and weaving value chain studies, and a teaching workbook that could be used to transfer the learning methodology to the institutional social enterprise enablers, will be developed.

To provide an overview of the economics of the industry from an analysis of the critical macro environmental factors.

Presented gendered value chain studies. 3/3

To find out how to increase value creation and lessen value destruction particularly for the low income groups.

To have a comprehensive gender analysis, and find out the critical gaps that can be addressed and opportunities that can be pursued to have a more gender responsive ecosystem for the industry value chain at the macro, meso, and micro levels.

To include in the analysis the critical factors for success of the best practices as differentiated from the not so good practices for teaching purposes, and in the process, identify opportunities for micro and social enterprise development.

To provide critical recommendations to GREAT Women Project 2's national convergence group on what can be collectively done given the findings

To democratize Bayan Academy's social entrepreneurship intellectual capital through a short course that will be delivered with an easy to understand language for social enterprises operating at the grassroots level.

Outputs Target Date Accomplishment Date Status
Drafting and approval of the academic plan November 16, 2017 - December 15, 2017 December 15, 2017 Done
Development of Filipino versions of the SEM modules (10 visual learning tools containing 30 caselet exercises on the three priority industries) December 16, 2017 - March 15, 2018 March 15, 2018 Done
Submission of the final Filipino versions (10 visual learning tools containing 30 caselet exercises on the three priority industries) of SEM modules to PCW March 16 - 31, 2018 March 31, 2018 Done
Finalization of Filipino versions of the SEM modules (scripts and teaching guides) March 16, 2018 - April 30, 2018 April 30, 2018 Done
Translation of the SEM modules into English and Cebuano April 16, 2018 - May 31, 2018 May 31, 2018 Done
Submission of complete Filipino, English, and Cebuano versions of the SEM modules to PCW June 01 - 15, 2018 June 15, 2018 Done

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