Online Training on Project Development & Management from a Gender Perspective
Over the past decade, project management has taken a central role in civil society work and can be considered today as a tool for social change, a cornerstone to community development and to build and/or strengthen civil society organisations. As a consequence, gender mainstreaming strategies in development and management of projects has become a necessary skill for civil society organisations, development actors and project managers in other to achieve gender equality.
This course is designed to equip participants with gender mainstreaming skills for better management of community-based development programmes. The course will further provide participants with a concrete ‘step-by-step’ approach including hints and guidelines for developing and implementing a successful project from a gender-based perspective in order to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals, SDGs.
In this course, several issues and problem areas of project management for innovation will be covered. Particular attention will be paid to delivering products and services with speed and quality. Special emphasis will be placed on the importance of the project “users” and how project management involves them.
Each stage of program management tools and issues regarding gender inclusion are explored and practiced. A focus is put on the participant as agent of change in his/her organisation. Special attention is therefore put at gender mainstreaming at an individual level, program and organisational level. The participant leaves with a personal action plan for mainstreaming gender in his/her programs and organisations.
At the end of the course you:
- are familiar with the basic concepts of gender, project and program management;
- can assure that gender is mainstreamed in the project cycle, in identification, formulation, monitoring and evaluation;
- can develop a theory of change;
- can design project and programs, monitor and evaluate on gender equality;
- can assess your organisation on strengths and weakness for mainstreaming gender;
- the participant leaves with a personal action plan for mainstreaming gender in his/her programs and organisation.
The overall benefit of this course is to provide participants with skills for gender mainstreaming in design and implementation of successful projects. The course can be used to establish/strengthen gender mainstreaming strategies of project management policies and practices both in the public and private sector.
Students who successfully complete the course will receive a GHRLTI Certification in Project Development and Management from a Gender Perspective.
This course aims at project staff, advisers, leaders and members of coalitions and Networks, staff of NGOs and CBOs, donor agency field workers, volunteers, development actors, trainers, business students, government officials, desk officers and consultants, involved in facilitating the integration of non-discriminatory behaviour and equality between men and women. A focus is put on the participant as an agent of change in his/her organisation.
Students must have a current e-mail account, regular access to and general familiarity with the internet and mobile phones. Candidates should have a good written command of the English language and high competence and comfort with computer and internet use.
The course tuition fee is US$300. The course fee is payable once confirmation of participation has been issued. There is a limited amount of partial scholarships available for applicants from developing countries, based on financial need.
The deadline for application is 14th November 2021. While full tuition payment is due on 15th November 2021. However, applications will be accepted on a first-come-first-serve basis. You can complete and submit an application online at https://justicegroup.org/submit-your-application-form/