A 5-Day Trainer-of-Trainers (ToT) programme focused on Men’s Engagement for Gender Equality in male-dominated industries has been organised in collaboration with the United States Agency for International Development (USAID).

The objective was to sharpen skills of participants, who work with organisations in male-dominated industries on how to increase economic opportunities for women, improve gender equality, diversity, and inclusion in the workplace in West African countries. The end goal is to get the male participants to be allies of women in male-dominated industries in order to support the attainment of corporate goals without any inhibitions.

A charge was given to the male participants to:

  1. identify other potential male promoters and influencers for the Male Engagement Project.
  2. continue providing their encouragement always in support of women at all levels in organisations.

The program was held from 30th January to 4th February 2023 at Akosombo in Ghana’s Eastern Region, facilitated by Messrs Khumo Mokhetti, Senior Programme Officer with the West Africa Coordinator of Male Engagement Team who works with Tetratech in collaboration with USAID, Cody Ragonese of Equimundo and Emma Edwards, staff at USAID’s Engendering Industries team.

The programme brought together, leading power and water industries from Nigeria, Liberia, and Ghana. GRIDCo was represented by Mrs. Monica Senanu, (Director, Legal Services); Ing. Bernard Asante Gyan (Director, Technical Services); Ing. Hussaini Adams (Manager, Network Maintenance, Southern Network Department [SND]); Mrs. Emily Otoo Asare (Manager, Knowledge Management); Mr. Laud Mills (Ag. Manager Transport), and Ing. Patience Asamoah.