Our organisation brings an understanding of diversity to bear in planning and implementing its programmes and projects that responds to the different identities of people within the local community and operates in a manner that is sensitive to and takes account of this diversity.


6.1 We ensure that our programmes and projects are based on an analysis of the diverse identities of people within the target community and take account of their specific needs in benefitting all members of the target community.

Suggested evidence (some evidence is mandatory) – Copies of/extracts or screenshots from/links to:

§  Mapping of diverse identities within target community;

§  Gender and diversity needs analysis carried out by local partner and/or VSA; or local partner with other local organisations/agencies;

§  Participatory research tools including the recruitment and training of community representatives to carry out needs analysis of specific groups;

§  Assignment of Gender and Diversity Focal Point within the VSA and/or local partner;

§  Gender and diversity equality proofing mechanisms for all programmes;

§  Programme and project plans specifically address diverse identifies and needs;

§  Outline of targeted initiatives within overall programme plans to address specific needs.

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