The Geneva International Centre for Humanitarian Demining (GICHD) is delighted to announce that applications can now be submitted for the Global Gender Equality and Inclusion Capacity Development Programme. During the 18-month programme, participants will benefit from the dedicated support of a GICHD staff member to help them to mainstream gender and diversity into their working systems and practices in the most efficient and effective way possible.
The programme will be delivered in English.
This programme is funded by Germany and Sweden.
The Global Gender Equality and Inclusion Capacity Development Programme is expected to result in improved gender and diversity mainstreaming in mine action operational and employment policies, systems, and practices. Specific objectives are that States /other partners:
The programme is built around a five-step blended learning pathway, which takes place over an 18-month period:
Participants in the programme are required to complete the Introduction to gender and diversity in mine action eLearning course, prior to the face-to-face training. This course aims to help learners identify where and why gender and diversity matter in mine action. The course is currently available in English, Arabic, Ukrainian and Spanish.
The 10-day training aims to equip participants in the programme with the skills required to effectively mainstream gender and diversity in the policies, systems and working practices of States / other partners. The training is highly interactive and participatory and adopts a scenario-based approach which is built around group work, pair work, individual reflection, debate, experience sharing, and other practical exercises. The training integrates a range of different communication tools, such as animations, videos, picture analysis, case studies, and much more.
Participants in the programme are required to submit up to three assignments following the face-to-face training. These assignments are linked to the expected outcomes of the programme and provide an opportunity for the participants to put into practice the knowledge and skills that they have acquired in their place of work. The assignments are adapted for each trainee based on their work thematic and the identified gender and diversity mainstreaming priorities of the organisation. These priorities must be agreed between the participant, their manager and their designated GICHD support role.
Community of practice workshop
Those participants in the programme that have successfully submitted at least one assignment are invited to participate in a community of practice workshop at least 12 months after the face-to-face training. During this workshop, participants will present their organisational gender and diversity mainstreaming work plan and provide updates on what they have achieved.
The course is primarily directed at existing or intended focal points for gender equality and inclusion from NMAA / MACs, international NGOs, national NGOs, commercial operators, donors, and other partners. To promote meaningful discussions and active engagement, the maximum number of participants that are accepted onto the programme is 15.
The GICHD is committed to gender equality, inclusivity, and providing equal opportunities. Women, persons with disabilities, and those from explosive ordnance affected countries are particularly encouraged to apply. If you need this information in an alternative format, please contact us and we’ll do our best to arrange it for you.
GICHD and LMAC will provide necessary administration and logistic support for up to 15 selected participants. The GICHD will provide accommodation within the RSHDL-Hammana including meals, coffee breaks, classroom materials, cleaning.
The GICHD offers travel sponsorships for a maximum of two relevant representatives from each national mine action authority and other partners that do not have the financial means to cover their participation and if the need is justified. In these cases, the GICHD will provide support in the form of air tickets. The transfer to and from Beirut airport will be provided by LMAC.
A support letter from the Directors of the programmes must be attached to the application, along with valid health insurance coverage in Lebanon for the period of stay, and a colour passport copy valid for at least 6 months from the date of entry to Lebanon.
Selected participants must have valid and adequate health, hospitalisation, accident, and repatriation insurance coverage in Lebanon for the period of stay, including COVID-19.
The GICHD does not provide any insurance or expenses for health care, accident or accident liability for the duration of the training. Selected participants have to check COVID related procedures in departure country and in Lebanon prior to travel.
No equipment or electronic devices are required for the training. Wi-Fi access and all course materials will be provided. Participants should bring appropriate clothing for any activities that are organised outside. This should take into consideration the weather conditions at the time of year at the training location.