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 2016:

Short course

Dates

Location

Trainer

Details     

Gender-responsive budgeting
 15-18  February 2017
  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 change

24 - 28 April 2017 

Deadline for application:

10 March 2017

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 organizational change management strategy rather than a stand-alone item on the agenda

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International Labour Standards Academy 2017 - Including diversity and preventing discrimination

22 - 26 May 2017

Deadline for application:

22 May 2017

Trade unions, leaders and managers at all levels in the public sector, aid organizations, UN organizations, the private sector and the non-profit sector.

Workplaces are becoming increasingly diverse and this can bring benefits to organizations, individuals and societies. But diversity inclusion presents challenges that must be understood and addressed. In this training course, we will analyse the various aspects and root causes of discrimination in the world of work and discuss strategies for overcoming barriers to workplace equality, promoting diversity inclusion and helping organizations identify common values and purpose.

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Gender Academy - A global event on gender, work and development for experts and practitioners

13 - 24 November 2017

Deadline for application:

27 September 2017

A global international event on gender, work and employment, bringing together experts and successful practitioners. Cutting-edge topics are presented and discussed in a series of master classes with simultaneous interpretation in English, French and Spanish. A range of elective workshops offer additional insights on specific subjects, developing skills and providing room for application and knowledge exchange.

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Green building and construction: Pathway towards inclusive growth and the creation of decent and green jobs

 

10 -14 July 2017

Deadline for application:

10 July 2017

Government representatives in the area of building and construction (policy development and implementation, finance, TEVETA) and sustainable development (finance, training authorities, housing); Private-sector business and workers' associations at all stages of the building and construction value chain. Faced with an increased demand for affordable quality housing, many countries in Africa, Asia and South America have recognized the potential of green building and construction in terms of social, economic and environmental development. Greening the building and construction industry can lead to the creation of significant numbers of green and decent jobs, while contributing to environmental sustainability and improving access to quality housing, especially for lower and middle-income population groups. But how do you start "greening" your building and construction business while remaining competitive and affordable? What "eco-system" is needed to facilitate the transition to a greener built environment? What actors do you involve? What kind of policies need to be developed? What skills set is required? What are the implications for job creation? Drawing on concrete experience and case studies, this course will contribute to a better understanding of the conditions required for incubating green building and construction at country level.  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