Gender and Development Training - Versed Professional Services | Educartis

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    Course Overview

    This five-day course has been designed to prompt an exploration of common behaviours and attitudes towards gender differences and will present facts and figures about the situation of women and men in our society today. Taken at the Versed Training Facility in Nairobi, this workshop will enhance the management skills of professionals responsible for gender-responsive planning in key institutions so that they can more effectively play their part in implementing sensitive development policies as well as mainstreaming gender in order to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG'S.) 

    Gender equality and the empowerment of women are absolutely essential to sustainable development and the reduction of poverty, which is why many institutions are seeking out professionals who have had adequate training in the area and can effectively contribute to reaching their SDG goals. If you're looking to challenge the negative attitudes against women and develop your knowledge of this human rights issue so that you're able to contribute effectively to individual lives, as well as your community as a whole, then this course will provide you with the tools you need to start making significant contributions to  your society. 

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    How This Course Will Benefit Your Career

    At the end of this course, students will be able to: 

    • Increase their sensitivity to a broad range of gender issues. 
    • Develop an understanding of basic concepts and approaches for analysing roles, relationships, and situations from a gender perspective. 
    • Improve skills in analysing and managing roles, relationships, and situations related to being a man or a woman. 
    • Formulate strategies for incorporating such considerations into the design, planning, implementation, monitoring, and evaluation of community-based projects, and into the structure, policies, and operations of institutions. 
    • Challenge the entrenched attitudes that impact women all around the world.

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    Certification obtained

    Participation Certificate 

    What jobs will I qualify for?

    This course enhances learners' knowledge and skill in a number of careers including: 

    • Project Manager
    • Social Worker 
    • Community Counsellor 
    • Social Activist 

    When do I start?

    Next available course

    Admission Criteria

    To be eligible for this course, students must be reasonably proficient in English.

    How do I apply?

    In order to apply for this course, students must fill in the relevant individual or company registration form.

    Payment options

    This course enhances learners' knowledge and skill in a number of careers including: The total fee for this course is 1050 USD. This covers: 

    • Tuition 
    • Training Materials
    • Two break refreshments 
    • Lunch 
    • Study Visits

    How to Pay
    Payments should be transferred to Versed Professional Services Account through the bank 7 days before commencement of training. 

    • All participants will additionally care for their travel expenses, visa application, insurance, and other personal expenses.
    • Accommodation is arranged upon request. 

    Detailed course information

    This course is taken at the Versed Training Facility over the course of five days. The course outline is as follows:

    Module 1: Overview of Gender and Development
    • Introduction
    • Definition of Gender
    • The Concept of Gender and Development
    • Gender Role Expectations and Stereotypes
    • Institutional/System Influences on Gender Stereotypes
    • Gender Dynamics and Development
    • Exploring Attitudes towards Gender
    • Social Construction of Gender

    Module 2: Roles and Relations
    • Introduction
    • Gender perceptions and expectations
    • Perceptions of Women and Men
    • Gender Roles
    • Types of Gender Roles
    • Cultural Basis of Gender Stereotyping
    • Strategies for Challenging and Eliminating Gender Stereotypes and Barriers
    • Gender-based Division and Valuation of Labour
    • Course Review and Assignment

    Module 3: Gender Development Issues
    • Introduction
    • Identifying Gender Issues
    • Gender roles, relations, and life choices
    • Gender Roles and Power Relationship
    • Gender Roles and Relationships Matrix
    • Gender Sensitive Language
    • Gender and Governance
    • Gender and Human Rights
    • Gender Statistics
    • Gender and leadership

    Module 4: Gender Analysis and Policy Development
    • Introduction to Analysis
    • Why Analysis
    • Variables used in Generating Data
    • Analysis Frameworks
    • Analysis Tools
    • How to do an Analysis
    • Gender and Policy Development
    • Emerging Lessons on Mainstreaming Gender in National Policy Frameworks
    • Course Review and Assignment

    Module 5: Gender Mainstreaming
    • Definition
    • Gender Mainstreaming as a Strategy
    • Approaches to Gender Mainstreaming and Integration
    • Methods and Strategies
    • The Role of Men in Gender Mainstreaming
    • Challenges to Effective Gender Mainstreaming
    • Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)
    • Best practices
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    Where and When


    Versed Professional Services

    1st Floor, Utumishi Coop House, Mamlaka Road off Nyerere Road Nairobi, Kenya, Nairobi, Kenya

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