Online Certificate Course on Gender and Development Training
This course is designed to prompt an exploration of common behaviours and attitudes towards gender differences. It will present facts and figures about the situation of women and men in our society today – and references from key documents that highlight policies formulated to address gender concerns. Recent events have shown that if governments are serious about achieving the Millennium Development Goals, MDG’s, it is essential that gender be taken into account for all the goals. Gender equality in the MDG’s touches almost exclusively on the area of education, and research does show the importance of equality in this area, but this is not sufficient. This e-learning course will empower the participants with tools and sector-specific guidelines for gender mainstreaming in their various institutions and development planning. It will further improve the abilities of participants to reduce gender inequalities in their various homes, organisation and communities.
The course also features a number of exercises and reflective activities designed to explore basic gender concepts and enhance gender analysis skills, which can be applied in the formulation of policies, the design of programmes, and the exercise of evaluation.
The overall purpose of the training programme is to enhance the gender-responsive planning of key institutions and the management skills of their employees, so that they can more effectively play their part in implementing gender-sensitive development policies as well as mainstreaming gender in order to achieve the Millennium Development Goals, MDG’s.
This 5-weeks part-time course comprises 6 modules. The module outline is included below:
The maximum number of course participants is 30. Students who successfully complete the course will receive a Certificate of Participation from the Institute.
The course is aimed at gender focal points, women’s organisations, programs and project managers, researchers, policy-makers, activists, women leaders, students, staff of NGOs and CBOs, donor agencies, academics, researchers, volunteers, development actors, trainers, journalists, students, government officials etc. Candidates should have a good written command of English language and high competence and comfort with computer and internet use.
The course tuition fee is US$300. There is a limited amount of partial scholarships available for applicants from developing countries, based on financial need.
The deadline for application is 19th September 2011. While full tuition payment is due on 20th September 2011. However, applications will be accepted on a first-come-first-serve basis. Applications received after this deadline will not be considered. You can also download application form at http://www.justicegroup.us/gender-development.
Inquiries about the course may be sent to: firstname.lastname@example.org