School of International Development, University of East Anglia (DEV) Gender, within the context of international development, is an extremely important and sensitive matter. Gender inequality is still prevalent, but achieving justice within this matter can also be a means of addressing poverty, food security, education and health. According to Oxfam: “Women form the majority of those living in poverty, and have fewer resources, less power and less influence in decision making when compared to men.” Most development organizations and research institutions now recognize the importance of including gender analysis and research in their work. This course will enable participants to develop an understanding of key gender concepts and the methods that can facilitate the design, collection and analysis of gender-sensitive data.
School of International Development, University of East Anglia (DEV) The five-day short course introduces participants to practical skills and approaches to build capacity and take action inside a development organisation for the delivery of gender aware policy, programmes and projects. Experience of gender mainstreaming has taught us the importance of building gender knowledge and practical skills among staff and leadership and the significance of an inclusive workplace environment for gender equality. The internal workplace shapes external practice. The course draws from the experience of working inside a range of development organisations.