The Hague Academy for Local Governance announces Course on “Gender Responsive Governance” (November 16 – November 27, 2020)

Deadline: 16 October 2020

The Hague Academy for Local Governance has announced a Course on “Gender Responsive Governance” which will take place in The Hague from 16 to 27 November 2020.

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How can policies and programs are inclusive and more specifically, gender sensitive? How do values of inclusiveness and gender equality result in better performance and greater benefits for your organization or community? This course discusses gender-sensitive strategies as well as tools for gender analysis, mainstreaming gender and gender-responsive budgeting in policies and programs at the local level.

Special attention is given to designing strategies for an effective and meaningful involvement of marginalized groups (i.e. women, youth) in development initiatives. The course will also underline how best to engage men and discuss cross-cutting issues of applying a diverse gender perspective (intersectionality), especially in complex cultural and religious settings.

Practical examples from around the globe, the application of interactive ways of sharing knowledge and work with renowned experts in this field will give participants a deeper understanding of gender dynamics and strategies for addressing the different needs and priorities of women, men, young girls and boys.

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Key concepts of this course will include gender analysis, gender mainstreaming, gender budgeting, equitable service delivery, social economic empowerment, meaningful participation, transformative change, effective communication, and working with gender in complex settings.

Learning Objectives

This course aims to:

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  • Increase knowledge about gender concepts and relate to the latest insights in gender-responsive governance, including fragile contexts;
  • Adopt tools for conducting gender analysis, gender mainstreaming and budgeting in development initiatives;
  • Design strategies for equitable service delivery and socio-economic empowerment of marginalized groups;
  • Compare different approaches for meaningful participation of marginalized groups in development initiatives;
  • Improve your personal skills in effective communication and action planning for a meaningful change in  organization/program activities.

After successful completion of the course, applicants will receive a certificate from The Hague Academy for Local Governance.

Intended Audience

Men and women working with policymakers at the local and national level, decision-makers, international development practitioners, gender specialists within government, NGO’s and the UN system, HR officers and other persons who are interested in promoting inclusive development with a special focus on strengthening the position of women and marginalized groups.

For more information, visit https://thehagueacademy.com/blog/2019/02/gender-responsive-governance-2/

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