Through a participatory and interactive training, participants will acquire the knowledge and skills to become an effective Gender Focal Point within their organisation. The aim of the workshop is to build sustainable capacity for gender and diversity mainstreaming in the humanitarian mine action sector. The course focuses on developing capacity to conduct a quality gender and diversity analysis and how to use the findings to mainstream gender and diversity in mine action operations and employment systems and practices. Participants will also be equipped with the skills to become active advocates for gender and diversity mainstreaming, and to overcome resistance from colleagues. Participants are expected to complete an online training module prior to the face-to-face training. The course will be evaluated through a combination of written and practical skills-based evaluations.
Upon successful completion of the face-to-face training, additional assignments will be set in the first year following the course, to demonstrate how they are applying the knowledge and skills acquired in their place of work. They will then be invited to participate in a subsequent workshop approximately one year after the initial course to discuss challenges to gender and diversity mainstreaming, propose solutions and share examples of good practice.
Date: Saturday 28 September to Thursday 03 October 2019
Location: The training will take place at the Regional School for Humanitarian Demining in Hammana, Lebanon
By the end of the training participants will be able to:
Participants are expected to arrive on Friday 27 September to be ready to start the course at 08h00 the following day.
Day 1 - 28 September: Introduction to Gender & Diversity and overview of gender and diversity in HMA
Day 2 - 29 September: Gender & Dversity Analysis
Day 3 - 30 September: Inclusive approach to community-facing activities
Day 4 - 01 October: Inclusive employment systems and practices
Day 5 - 02 October: Overcoming resistance in G&D mainstreaming efforts
Day 6 - 03 October: Final practical evaluation & Course wrap-up
The training will finish at 17h00 on 03 October, so any onward travel should be arranged to accommodate this.
The course is primarily directed at existing or intended gender focal points from NMAA/NMACs, international NGOs, national NGOs, commercial operators, donors, and other partners.
The participants shall be endorsed by their organisation. A support letter from the Directors/managers of programmes must be attached to the application. For reference, see the template provided by the GICHD. This letter must attest that, in addition to attending the initial GFP training, the participant will be allocated sufficient time (approximately 10%) to act as a GFP within the organization and complete the follow up assignments as part of the community of practice. Furthermore, the letter must confirm that upon successful completion of these assignments, the participant will attend the follow up workshop one year after the initial training.
Training fees, accommodation and all meals for the duration of the training and follow up workshop will be covered by the GICHD. Participants will be able to apply for sponsorship and, if selected, the GICHD will cover their costs of travel and essential in-country transport.
No equipment or electronic devices are required for the training. Wi-Fi access and all course material will be provided. Participants should bring appropriate clothing for any activities that may be organized outside.