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Offer: Online Course: Gender in the Global Development Agenda: Tools for Gender- Sensitive Planning & Implementation

Gender equality and women’s empowerment are central to development and peace. The global development agenda offers opportunities to strengthen action towards gender equality in national development planning and financing. The purpose of this online course is to create greater awareness of these opportunities and provide analytical tools to initiate further action at the national and the international levels. Deadline for applications: March 4, 2011.

Objectives

This training course aims to strengthen national capacity for mainstreaming gender equality in national development planning and financing

(1) by raising awareness of the basic/literacy issues around gender equality, development, aid effectiveness and poverty; and
(2) by initiating action through the development of skills and capacities while acquiring action- oriented tools.

By the end of the course, and according to the chosen learning path, you will be able to:

analyse why gender equality is to be regarded as a key element of development;
review and test the tools for mainstreaming gender equality in development planning;
explore the relationships between aid effectiveness and gender equality;
test gender responsive indicators to monitor the implementation of the Paris Declaration on Aid Effectiveness at national level;
review the financing for gender equality and gender budgeting frameworks;
test tools for mainstreaming gender in aid delivery mechanisms, including in Sector-Wide Approaches (SWAps) and General Budget Support (GBS);
investigate the linkages between aid effectiveness, decent work and gender equality.
Pre-requisites

A good command of written English, and reasonable access to internet facilities are necessary pre-requisites.

Who should attend

National government staff responsible for planning and implementing development frameworks and policies (Ministries of Finance and Planning, Labour, Agriculture, Education, Heath or institutions in charge of Information & Statistics), other development agencies.
Public gender equality bodies.
Gender equality advocates from the social partners & civil society organizations, who wish to influence the national development agenda.
Staff from international/regional development institutions and donor agencies (UN, EC…)
Development practitioners.

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