Today’s leadership thinkers are emphasizing gender equity and equality (Peters Tom, in Re-imagine 2009). Wilson (2007) states that; “Closing leadership gap, add women and change everything”. African countries are implementing a women decade (2010– 2020) and yet many officers and employees in many organizations are not aware. This programme aims to train women and men to the critical gender issues and concerns that continue to constrain gender equity and equality in Africa, and continue to hamper planned development efforts.
WHO SHOULD ATTEND?
Senior government officials and programme/project managers involved in planning and implementing national or regional development programmes and projects. This course is relevant to men and women public servants as well as those from development oriented NGOs.
HOW PARTICIPANTS WILL BENEFIT
At the end of the course, participants will be able to:
• Implement the African decade on ‘women empowerment and gender equality;
• Identify critical gender issues and their significance to national development;
• Identify gender based barriers and how they impacted negatively on the performance of sub-Saharan Africa countries in achieving SDGs;
• Analyze organizational policies and practices so as to promote gender-sensitivity and strategize on how to prepare an engendered equal opportunity employer policy as well as an engendered organizational budget.
• Gender Sensitization
• Why engender development;
• Gender analysis and gender planning tools;
• The impact of gender inequality on economic growth and sustainable development;
• Review objectives and strategies for the African women decade; 2010 - 2020;
• Discuss and strategize how to empower women to overcome the subordination syndrome;
• Strategize how to conscientize men to promote gender equity;
• Leveraging gender diversity in national development programmes and align to the 2030 global agenda; sustainable development goal (SDGs);
• Gender responsive policy - making and budgeting.