Prior to this, both online research and outreach into current practices in gender lens incubation and acceleration was conducted. The aim of this research was to uncover best practices in how intermediaries have applied a gender lens to their organisation, program, and ecosystem. Both the research and the pilot also aimed to understand the barriers intermediaries face when considering gender in how they operate, engage, and deliver their work.
We would like to thank the intermediaries within and outside of Southeast Asia who participated in the initial research conducted to develop the GLIA Toolkit. Their contributions have helped to make this guide as practical and relevant as possible for intermediaries like themselves, who are delivering incubator and accelerator programs in a variety of sectors and contexts.