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Certificate Course in Gender Development Training
July 1st – July 31st 2009 Deadline for applications: June 29th, 2009
Fee: US$300.- due by July 1st, 2009

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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 MDGs 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.



  1. Introductory Course in the Online Training System (Free)
  2. Course navigation and guide
  3. Explanation of course resources

Module 1: Introduction

  1. Introduction
  2. What is Gender?
  3. The Concept of Gender and Development
  4. Exploring Attitudes towards Gender
  5. Basic Gender Concepts and Terminology
  6. Review of Module 1

Module 2: Gender Development and Analysis

  1. Identifying Gender Issues
  2. Gender Sensitive Language
  3. Gender Facts, Figures and Opinions
  4. Gender, culture and religion
  5. Gender Policy Formulation
  6. Gender Analysis Tools
  7. Gender Sensitive Indicators
  8. Gender Analysis and Project Management
  9. Review of Module 2

Module 3: Gender Mainstreaming

  1. What is Gender Mainstreaming?
  2. Historic Overview of Gender Mainstreaming
  3. The Concept of Gender Mainstreaming
  4. The Role of Men in Gender Mainstreaming
  5. Gender Mainstreaming in Specific Sectors (E.g. Agriculture, Health, Education etc.)
  6. Gender Mainstreaming and the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs)
  7. Gender Mainstreaming Best practices
  8. Review of Module 3

Module 4: Gender and Policy Development

  1. Gender Issues in Man
  2. The Concept of Policy and Ideas
  3. Gender Responsive Policy Making
  4. Gender-Blind and Gender Neutral Policies
  5. Gender Responsive Planning
  6. Gender Policy Environment: A case study
  7. Advocating for Gender Equality
  8. Review of Module 4

Module 5: Gender Monitoring and Evaluation

  1. Monitoring and Evaluation
  2. Final Examination
  3. Review of Module 5

Module 6: Course Review and Wrap-up

  1. Course Review
  2. Participants Evaluation of Course/Feedback
  3. Conclusion

Additional Features

Target Audience

The course is aimed at gender focal points, women organisations, programs and project managers, researchers, policy-makers, activists, women leaders, students, staff of NGOs and CBOs, 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.


The course tuition fee is US$300. There is a limited number of partial scholarships available for this course for applicants from developing countries, based on financial need.

Location: Online

Application Procedure

You can request an application form and course information brochure by sending email to: or download application form from our website links above. The deadline for application is 29th June 2009, while full tuition payment is due on 1st July 2009. Applications are accepted on a first-come, first-served basis.

Further information, please contact:
Margaret Abiagam - Project Manager

Human Rights and Justice Group Int’l
53, Western Avenue, Surulere
P.O.Box 3326, Surulere, 101014, Lagos, Nigeria
Tel: +234-8034923400, 01.819.5898
Fax: 206-350-8163