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Generation Dialogue Toolkit

This toolkit provides step-by-step guidance for teams implementing the Generation Dialogue.

Who this toolkit is for

This toolkit was developed for the staff of GIZ projects who are preparing to implement the Generation Dialogue, and for the local organisations, coordinators and facilitators with whom they work. Developed in 2019, it reflects the cumulative learnings from Generation Dialogue processes undertaken in 11 different countries, on a range of thematic topics, over the past 15 years.

The toolkit is intended to be used in conjunction with other resources related to the implementation of Generation Dialogues. These include:

In contexts without reliable internet connection, you can use this pdf version of the toolkit instead of the online toolkit:

How is the toolkit structured?

The toolkit is organised into seven sections which reflect the seven steps of the Generation Dialogue cycle.

For each step, you will find information about the overall aim of the step, what the step is about and how it fits into the Dialogue process, what you need to do, how you can monitor and evaluate what you’ve done, and how to know when you are ready to move on to the next step.

You will also find tips for implementation (‘do’s and don’t’s’) and links to tools which provide you with more specific information and guidance for each step of the process. These tools can be downloaded individually, or together, as a single resource document.

How should the toolkit be used?

If you are considering whether to implement the Generation Dialogue, it is recommended that you first read the guidance note for organisations which will help you to judge whether this is the right approach for what you want to achieve. Next, you can read through the text of all seven steps of this toolkit to gain an overview of what the process entails.

If you decide to proceed with implementation, the information and tools provided in each individual step can guide you through each stage of the process. 

Where can you get more information about the Generation Dialogue?

The Generation Dialogue is supported by the Sector Programme ‘Gender Equality and Women’s Rights’, which is implemented by the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) on behalf of Germany’s Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ). More information about the Generation Dialogue can be obtained by contacting the Sector Programme or visiting the Generation Dialogue website.

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