Brief Gender-smart dissemination of CIS-CSA: Insights from AICCRA Ghana radio extension programme



Using radio for extension service has the potential to reach many rural women with the needed climate information services (CIS) and climate smart agriculture (CSA) innovations. However, radio extension is not necessarily gender neutral. In this Info Note we present insights from designing and implementing a gender-smart radio extensions programme in Ghana. Using AICCRA Gender Smart Framework as a guide, gender considerations was mainstreamed in situational analysis, planning, implementation and monitoring of the radio extension programme to ensure that the programme met the needs of women and targeted their lived realities. As a result, the radio extension programme reached many women, enabling them to access and use CIS-CSA for adaptive decision making.