Course Description

Gender mainstreaming is a strategy to achieve gender equality. This strategy aims at making visible the different impacts on or impact of women and men in a given context. It involves the recognition that the gender division of labor and its associated norms, values and ideologies are defined by a complex of power relations which tend to accord to women lesser political voice, social/cultural value, and access to and control over economic resources. This course aims to improve participants’ ability to deal with special interventions for gender equality and mainstreaming of gender equality when designing, implementing and monitoring development interventions.


The course covers practical strategies and skills for mainstreaming gender – including the use of gender planning frameworks; addressing gender issues in logical frameworks and developing gender policies. Critical analysis of current theory and practice is encouraged throughout the course.


Course Objectives

By the end of the course, participants will be able to:

  • Understand the key gender concepts, themes and gender mainstreaming processes;
  • Understand gender mainstreaming as a strategy to achieve gender equality;
  • Develop awareness of the challenges to gender mainstreaming and build competency to address these challenges;
  • Explain and differentiate the various frameworks for gender analysis as means of gender mainstreaming;
  • Strengthen the capacity of relevant actors to apply gender mainstreaming effectively in their organizations or institutions


Course Outlines/Modules:

This one month part-time course comprises seven (7) modules and end of module assignments. To view the full course outlines visit .


Target Audience:

This course is designed for women and men in governments, donor agencies and NGOs, non-profits, students, as well as individual consultants and trainers, who have the responsibility of mainstreaming gender in development organisations and in national policy processes. Also, not left out is managers, executives, and other staff working on gender issues.


Entry Requirement:

Participants must have a current e-mail account, regular access to and general familiarity with the internet.


Course Fee:

The course fee is US$300. There is a limited amount of partial scholarships available for this course for applicants from developing countries and newly independent states, based on financial needs. The course fee covers certificate of training, learning materials and post-training consultations.


Course Location: Online [web-based]


How to register:

The deadline for application is 19th December 2019, while full tuition payment is due on or before 20th December 2019. However, applications will be accepted on a first-come-first-serve basis. You can apply online at OR request for application form from e-mail: OR


Further inquiries about the course may be sent to email: OR