Short courses and training

UNU-GEST offers a number of short courses and training to build capacity in developing countries and post-conflict areas.

Short courses offered in Reykjavik spring semester 2018:

Short course

Dates

Location

Trainer

Details     

Gender-responsive budgeting
 19-23 February 2018
  Reykjavik,
  University of Iceland 
 Dr. Elisabeth Klatzer

 

The above short courses are held at the University of Iceland campus, downtown Reykjavik.

The following is an example of practical short courses offered by UNU-GEST upon demand which can be offered on-site, in ITC-ILO campus in Turin, Italy, or University of Iceland campus, Reykjavik. Course length and design may vary, depending on the needs of attendees:

Short course

Dates

Participants

Content

Details

Gender and Climate Change

5-day course

Professionals from municipal government, educators and civil society leaders 

Gender is an integral and instrumental factor in disaster prevention, risk management and climate change adaptation in developing countries. The aim of the course is to provide participants with a comprehensive and applied link between gender and climate change and to advance gender responsive policy and practice when addressing the various challenges of climate change at the local level. The course is based on a UNU-GEST short course on gender and climate change successfully piloted in Uganda.

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Gender-responsive budgeting

 5-day course

Officials working on public performance assessments and public finance management reforms, donors, academics and civil society

The training addresses gender based budgeting, which is government planning, programming and budgeting that contributes to the advancement of gender equality and the fulfillment of women's rights. It entails identifying and reflecting needed interventions to address gender gaps in sector and local government policies, plans and budgets.

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Institutional capacity building: gender training
 5-day course Professionals from national and local governments, donor agencies, and civil society organizations The training is geared towards core staff working on gender issues within governments and other organizations providing them with the analytical and practical tools to effectively form and implement gender-sensitive policies and programmes.  Go to

 

Gender justice: gender-based violence

 

 3-day course Professionals from national and local governments, donor agencies, and civil society organizations The aim is for participants to understand different manifestations and dynamics of gender-based violence within a human-rights framework, domestic laws, policies and institutions. Legal pluralism is explored within different cultural contexts and the potential of traditional and non-traditional justice systems.  Go to
Teaching gender to youth 

3 to 5 day course

Professionals - teachers, researchers, curriculum developers, educational administrators and policy makers - involved in work with the youth

The aim is to provide practical tools and critical understanding on how to advocate and develop curricula for teaching gender equality at the high school level. The course would be tailored to the needs of teachers, researchers, curriculum developers, educational administrators and policy makers.

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Men as allies

3 to 5 day course

Professionals - practitioners, advocates, educators and policy makers - involved in work with youth

The aim is to provide practical tools and critical insights on how to engage men and boys in promotion of gender justice and prevention of violence. The course would be tailored to the needs of practitioners and advocates who work in development, education or youth sector

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Additionally, UNU-GEST cooperates with the International Labour Organization (ILO) International Training Centre in Turin, Italy. ITCILO´s mission is to support the development of knowledge and skills to promote rights at work, to strengthen their application and to advance the achievement of equality and decent work for all women and men. Under this cooperation framework, UNU-GEST wishes to promote and support activities that contribute to better understanding of gender equality and diversity. We direct your attention to a list of courses offered by ITCILO:

 

Short course

Dates     

Participants

Content

Details

Gender and Organizational Changer

09 - 13 April 2018 

Deadline for application:

09 April 2018

Leaders and managers at all levels in the public sector; aid organizations; UN organizations; the private sector; the non-profit sector; gender and HR specialists. 

How can organizations become gender responsive and transformative? The presence of more women does not automatically mean greater equality. This course analyses success stories and barriers, and goes deeper by looking at gender as part of an organization change management strategy rather than as a stand-alone item on the agenda.

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Empowering UN system gender focal points

07 May - 08 June 2018

Deadline for application:

07 May 2018

UN System GFPs and gender facilitators tasked with supporting and promoting gender integrationin their work units and agencies.

This training course, which is delivered both online and residentially in Turin, will provide GFPs with an introduction to the UN gender architecture and explore strategies and tools for identifying and addressing gender equality obstacles within the UN. It will examine gender mainstreaming tools (such as gender markers and the UN system-wide policy on gender equality) and their concrete application to build a community of practice within the UN that fosters discussion and sharing of good practices. 

 

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Pay equity and the key equality conventions

14 - 18 May 2018

Deadline for application:

14 May 2018

Representatives of the Ministries of labour, workers' and employers' organizations, gender equality machineries, aid organizations, UN organizations.  Pay equity and equality in the world of work are fundamental rights. The ILO considers pay equity as one of the critical areas that needs to be addressed to achieve gender equality. In this training course, we will analyse the key Conventions that address discrimination in the world of work and discuss strategies to overcome inequality, with a particular focus on pay equity.  

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Gender-based violence in the world of work: what to do? 

 

19 - 23 November 2018

Deadline for application:

19 November 2018

Representatives from Ministries of Labour, workers' and employers' organizations, gender equality machineries, aid organizations, UN organizations, women's NGOs, multi-stakeholder initiatives, HR departments.  Violance and harassment at work are a matter of serious concern for the ILO. This workshop will familiarize participants with the latest ILO research and experience on how this critical topic can be prevented and addressed by law, policy and practice.   Apply

 

Further information on short courses offered is found in the links on the left hand side. Additionally, UNU-GEST offers tailor-made short courses and training to developing partners.

Please note that participants are self-financed (or funded by their organizations) and UNU-GEST does currently not offer fellowships for participants.

For further information on UNU-GEST short courses and training contact unugest@hi.is