Premise: Development practitioners have recently realized that their efforts have not yielded the desired results partly due to inadequate information on the gender division of labour and the vulnerable groups including the involvement of women in their activities. Experience has shown that this is partly because the problems and needs of women as well as those of other vulnerable groups have not been adequately addressed. It is against this background that efforts are being made to mainstream gender and the vulnerable groups into development programmes and empower them to contribute to decisions that affect their lives as well as benefit from development programmes.
Objectives: The course is, therefore, designed to equip participants with the knowledge and skills necessary for gender and the vulnerable groups’ consideration in development programmes. At the end of the course, participants should be able to:
- Describe basic gender and the vulnerable groups’ concepts;
- Identify gender issues in the development programmes;
- Collect and analyze gender specific data;
- Incorporate gender issues and the vulnerable groups into development programmes; and
- Apply acquired skills for leading and staying in control.
- Basic gender and vulnerable group concepts and issues
- Concept and principles of community driven development
- Strategies for mainstreaming gender and the vulnerable groups
- Gender-awareness planning and control
- Gender issues in Millennium Development Goals
- Awareness creation and advocacy strategies
- Methods of collecting gender-disaggregated data
- Analysis, reporting and presentation of gender statistics
- Gender sensitive monitoring and evaluation
- Gender issues in environmental management
- Types and characteristics of leaders
- Effective communication skills
- Assertiveness skills
- Promoting effective savings culture
- Managing conflict between work and home
- Group dynamics
Lecturettes, exercises, group discussions, role plays, case studies and study visits.
Who Should Attend?
Development officers, social workers, women leaders, managers, supervisors, relevant officers in NGOs and faith based organizations.
Focus Of Field Study:
Identifying gender and vulnerable group issues using PRA tools for social inclusiveness in ARD projects.