AVPN Webinar: Gender Lens Incubation and Acceleration Toolkit 2.0 Launch

GLIA Toolkit


Enabling equal participation of women and men in entrepreneurship could lead to a global economic expansion of up to 5 trillion USD. The world of entrepreneurship and investment, however, is still not equally accessible to or inclusive of all genders.

Entrepreneurship Support Organisations (ESOs), such as incubators, accelerators, and intermediaries, therefore, play a pivotal role by supporting social enterprises and ensuring that capital flows toward businesses that bring value to women.

The Gender Lens Incubation and Acceleration (GLIA) Toolkit – launched by The Sasakawa Peace Foundation (SPF), in partnership with the Frontier Incubators programme of DFAT – aims to provide ESOs with practical guidelines, case studies, and frameworks so that they may more effectively apply a gender lens to their organisation, programmes, and ecosystem. So far 14 intermediaries from across South East Asia have worked with and been trained by ygap to effectively use the GLIA toolkit to make their work more gender inclusive, accessible and equitable

As a practitioner-focused resource, its updated version, GLIA 2.0 toolkit, includes new content that will better support ESOs in using data and metrics to track gender-based goals. These contents contain modules related to Impostor Syndrome, Gender and Power, Negotiation and Gender in Products and Services.

This webinar,

  • Explored the range of new resources in the GLIA 2.0 toolkit and how to apply them to your work;
  • Engaged with and learned from intermediaries who have started applying a gender lens to their work using the GLIA toolkit;
  • Gained insights into how incubation and acceleration can innovatively prepare ventures that are ready for GLI opportunities.


A. Environmental Stewardship
To protect the environment, we organize programmes like mangrove nursery and Reforestation, Coastal and River Clean-Up, Community Based Environmental Solid Waste Management, Environmental IEC Campaign and Eco-Academy

B. Food Security and Sustainable Livelihood
To ensure a sustainable livelihood for the community, eco-tourism include Buhatan River Cruise Visitor Center Buhatan River Mangrove Boardwalk are run by the community. Others include Organic Vegetable and Root crops Farming, Vegetable and Root crops Chips and by-products Processing and establishing a Zero waste store.

C. Empowered Communities
To empower the community, we provide product and Agri-Enterprise Development Training, Immersion and Learnings Exchange Program, Earth Warrior Training and Community Based Social Entrepreneurship Training

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