Gender Matters: Integrating gender into development policy and programming

In Policy and Strategy by publicadmin

Duration: 1 week
Dates: 11 to 15 November 2019
Tuition fees: £2,200 (exc. VAT)


About the workshop
Governments have committed themselves to advancing gender equality through the adoption of the Sustainable Development Goals and other policy frameworks that explicitly link gender equality and women’s empowerment to sustainable and inclusive growth and development. There is growing evidence that promoting gender equality is “smart economics”, and that closing gender gaps in education, labour markets and access to resources and opportunities will contribute to socio-economic development that benefits all. Ensuring women’s voice and participation in political institutions and governance processes can also help to make them more transparent, accountable and responsive to the needs of poor and marginalised groups. However, despite policy commitments, there is a lack of knowledge and capacity to integrate gender into policy and programming.

The workshop will provide participants with the knowledge and tools needed to apply gender analysis and integrate gender at all stages of the programming cycle, with a focus on providing sector-specific examples.

As a participant, you will also meet with counterparts from the UK to learn about good practice and the latest trends, and to establish useful contacts for the future. PAI has a recognised track record in capacity building and continuous professional development and can draw on its relations with key UK actors and a pool of senior-level experts and practitioners who will share their UK and international experience with you.

Who is it for?
Our workshop is for:

  • Senior policy makers and managers from government Ministries and agencies and other relevant bodies who are actively involved in designing and delivering development programming across a range of sectors
  • Representatives from the media and from civil society, particularly organisations working on development and/or women’s rights and gender equality
  • International professionals and donor representatives working on mainstreaming gender in development policy and programming.

How you will benefit
The workshop is designed to enable you to:

  • Broaden your knowledge of key concepts, tools, recent developments and innovations in gender and development, using practical country-based examples
  • Exchange experiences with fellow policy-makers and practitioners from a range of other countries
  • Identify aspects of UK and international experience that are relevant to the integration of gender equality across policy-making in your own country
  • Provide an overview of useful gender analysis tools and techniques that can be applied to different stages of programme development and management
  • Enable you to interact and communicate effectively with key stakeholders in your own country (for example, programme beneficiaries, civil society, political parties and the media)
  • Introduce you to key experts and practitioners, so that you can develop lasting networks for exchange and knowledge transfer.

Please view our Brochure 2019  (opens in a PDF document)