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 Sustainable Development Goals, SDG’s, it is essential that gender be taken into account for all the goals. Gender equality in the SDGs 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 Sustainable Development Goals, SDG’s.
This one month part-time course comprises 7 modules. The module outline is included below:
PRE – Training
- Introductory Course in the Online Training System
- Course navigation and guide
- Explanation of course resources
MODULE 1: Introduction to Gender and Development
- Definition of Gender
- The Concept of Gender and Development
- Gender Dynamics and Development
- Exploring Attitudes towards Gender
- Social Construction of Gender
- Basic Gender Concepts and Terminology
MODULE 2: Gender Roles and Relations
- Gender Roles
- Types of Gender Roles
- Gender Roles and Relationships Matrix
- Gender-based Division and Valuation of Labour
MODULE 3: Gender Development Issues
- Identifying Gender Issues
- Gender Sensitive Language
- Gender and Governance
- Gender and Human Rights
- Gender Statistics
MODULE 4: Gender Analysis and Policy Development
- Understanding the Concept of Gender Analysis
- Variables used in Generating Data
- Gender Analysis Frameworks and Tools
- How to Choose a Framework
- How to Conduct Gender Analysis
- Gender Analysis and Policy Development Process
- Emerging Lessons on Mainstreaming Gender in National Policy Frameworks
Module 5: Gender Mainstreaming
- Understanding the Concept of Gender Mainstreaming
- Approaches to Gender Mainstreaming and Integration
- Methods and Strategies of Gender Mainstreaming
- Challenges to Effective Gender Mainstreaming
- Gender Mainstreaming and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)
- Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) -Vs- Millennium Development Goals (MDGs)
- Women Empowerment as a Pre-condition for the Achievement of SDG 5
- Mainstreaming and Women-specific Activities
- Gender Mainstreaming Best practices
MODULE 6: Gender Monitoring and Evaluation
- Understanding the Concept of Gender Monitoring and Evaluation
- Gender Sensitive Monitoring and Indicators
- How to Develop Gender Sensitive Indicators
- Integrating a Gender Dimension into Monitoring and Evaluation
Module 7: Final Examination and Wrap-up
- Final Examination
- Participants Evaluation of Course/Feedback
- Online, interactive, self-paced and self-learning modules.
- Surveys and tests to test your knowledge and understanding before and after the test.
- Opportunity to post comments, assignment answers, live chat, and blogging etc.
The course is aimed at gender focal points, women organisations, programs and project managers, researchers, policy-makers, activists, women advocates and feminists, students, staff of NGOs and CBOs, staff of UN specialized agencies, donor agency field workers, volunteers, development actors, trainers, students, government officials etc. Candidates should have a good written command of English language and high competence and comfort with computer and internet use.
Students must have a current e-mail account, regular access to and general familiarity with the internet and mobile phones.
Interaction with students will be via the Global Human Rights Leadership Training Institute training platform and all course notes and guidelines for study will be delivered and accessible to students in electronic format. (http://www.justicegroup.us/GHRLTI).
All the course modules is available to the students at the inception of the course. At the end of each module, an assignment is completed by the students and marked by the course experts. Assignments are in the form of written assignments.
Award of the Certificates:
Statistics from previous courses showed that submission of assignments and receiving online tutoring help participants to integrate gender in their various activities. Certificates can be awarded only to those students who:
- Completed all assignments and Final Exam
- Obtain a combined final mark of 50% or more for the assignments and Final Exam
Successful students will receive the GHRLTI Certification in Gender Development Training.
Total Duration: One month, approximately 35 hours learning time
Registration is by submitting a completed application form to email:firstname.lastname@example.org. However, applications will be accepted on a first-come-first-serve basis. You can also download application form at http://www.justicegroup.us/gender-development.