GALS has been adapted to different cultural and organisational contexts – including communities where no organisation exists, cooperatives of varying sizes, private commercial companies and NGOs and donor agencies.
Each GALS process is unique. Both the implementation process and the specific versions of the diagram tools used are designed with women and men community 'champions', an experienced GALS practitioner and a core of implementing staff/local leaders. The local adaptation is then upscaled through a combination on community-level peer training, organisational capacity-building and inter-organisational replication and further adaptation.
Implementation is currently conceived in the following three phases at community level:
See GALSatScale Overview