Learning Groups

Learning Groups bring together interested stakeholders on a specific issues relating to parenting. They are open to everyone.

Fatherhood and Male Engagement
Learning Group

The Fatherhood and Male Engagement Learning Group is convened by ECDAN and Promundo. The group was established to provide a space for organizations to connect on engaging men and fathers in parenting support initiatives.

UPCOMING MEETINGS

 

OBJECTIVES

  • Showcase and elevate work on fatherhood to other partners working on parenting support
  • Establish a platform to encourage cross-agency collaboration on supporting fathers
  • Be inclusive to partners working on the topic of fatherhood across sectors and across the life course
  • Build the evidence base around fatherhood by contributing to the GISP Knowledge Platform
  • Support global, regional, and national advocacy around parenting and the promotion of fatherhood

PLANNED ACTIVITIES

  • Showcase and elevate work on fatherhood to other partners working on parenting support
  • Establish a platform to encourage cross-agency collaboration on supporting fathers
  • Be inclusive to partners working on the topic of fatherhood across sectors and across the life course
  • Build the evidence base around fatherhood by contributing to the GISP Knowledge Platform
  • Support global, regional, and national advocacy around parenting and the promotion of fatherhood
  • Themed GISP newsletter on fatherhood with inputs from working group members, including showcasing recent research and peer-reviewed publications, reports, events, programs, etc.
  • Collate evidence from partners around fatherhood, to be included in the GISP Compendium of Case Studies and Knowledge Platform
  • Organize webinars and learning events on the evidence included in the Knowledge Platform to encourage development of a global network on fatherhood and support peer-to-peer and region-to-region learning
  • Conduct systematic reviews and meta-analysis to synthesize available literature and to identify gaps for future research.
  • Conduct research to understand fatherhood in diverse cultural contexts and develop interventions to promote fathers’ involvement in caregiving.
  • Conduct research to understand the influence of diverse paternal involvement on child mental health and overall development, which will help to strengthen the interventions.
  • Conduct research study to understand challenges of fatherhood being in different marital status, sexual identities across cultures

Interested in joining the Fatherhood and Male Engagement Learning Group?

Contact us at info@support-parents.org for more information and for updates.

Other Groups

Additional learning groups are being planned for the future. Are you interested in starting a themed learning group with GISP, focusing on a specific topic in parenting? If so, please contact us at info@support-parents.org.