Short courses and training

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

The following is an example of practical short courses offered by UNU-GEST upon demand which can be offered on-site, 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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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