Author: Than Tha Aung
1. How will the program help promote gender balance in your country?
Fresh perspectives and approaches from Thailand and those from the other 25 countries widened my gender lens. Recommendations that are applicable in my country such as setting up sounding boards and accountability mechanisms will influence the reconstruction of our training manuals and department practices.
2. What were the core lessons you learned from the training program?
The importance of intersectionality and women’s participation in the development of policies were my key takeaways. I also had a deeper understanding that lasting sustainable development can only be secured if gender development is applied and embedded across all spheres of our socioeconomic efforts.
3. How will these learnings be applied in your line of work?
4. What do you think are the strengths of the MI and TICA program?
MI and TICA’s ability to draw in a diverse and multi- sectoral group of international participants is a strong advantage. This allowed us to exchange and learn more about the ideas, experiences, and approaches of others.