Course Introduction:

How can policies and programmes be inclusive and more specifically, gender sensitive? How do values of inclusiveness and gender equality result in better performance and greater benefits for your organization or community? This course discusses gender-sensitive strategies as well as tools for gender analysis, mainstreaming gender and gender-responsive budgeting in policies and programmes at the local level.

Special attention is given to designing strategies for an effective and meaningful involvement of marginalized groups (i.e. women, youth) in development initiatives. The course will also underline how best to engage men and discuss cross-cutting issues of applying a diverse gender perspective (intersectionality), especially in complex cultural and religious settings.

Practical examples from around the globe, the application of interactive ways of sharing knowledge and work with renowned experts in this field will give participants a deeper understanding of gender dynamics and strategies for addressing the different needs and priorities of women, men, young girls and boys.

Key concepts of this course will include gender analysis, gender mainstreaming, gender budgeting, equitable service delivery, social economic empowerment, meaningful participation, transformative change, effective communication, and working with gender in complex settings.

This course will take place in The Hague from 18 to 29 November 2019.

Learning Objectives

This course aims to:

  • Increase your knowledge about gender concepts and relate to the latest insights in gender-responsive governance, including fragile contexts;
  • Adopt tools for conducting gender analysis, gender mainstreaming and budgeting in development initiatives;
  • Design strategies for equitable service delivery and socio-economic empowerment of marginalized groups;
  • Compare different approaches for meaningful participation of marginalized groups in development initiatives;
  • Improve your personal skills in effective communication and action planning for a meaningful change in your organisation/programme activities.

After successful completion of the course, you will receive a certificate from The Hague Academy for Local Governance.

Intended Audience

Men and women working with policymakers at the local and national level, decision-makers, international development practitioners, gender specialists within government, NGO’s and the UN system, HR officers and other persons who are interested in promoting inclusive development with a special focus on strengthening the position of women and marginalized groups.

Expert

Sundus Balata: Sundus is an independent consultant with over 8 years experience working in international organisations and NGOs in the fields of social inclusivity, youth, gender equality and women’s empowerment. She has consulted for the GIZ (German Development Cooperation) the Aga Khan Foundation, the Dutch Ministry for Foreign Affairs among others on gender mainstreaming, entrepreneurship, project management and results-based monitoring.

Practical Information

The course fee is € 3.150,-. This includes all training-related costs, as well as drinks, lunches, training materials and travel during the training programme. Travel to and from The Hague and accommodation is not included. Group discounts are available if you participate with three or more colleagues in this course. Email us for more information. The course language is English.

For questions or more information about this course, please direct your inquiry to info@thehagueacademy.com or call +31(70) 37 38 695.

Application Procedure

The 2019 Gender Responsive Governance course will take place in The Hague from 18 to 29 November 2019. Applications are due on 4 October 2019. Incomplete applications will be neither accepted nor considered in the selection process.

Funding Opportunities

Participants in our courses are predominantly funded by their own employer (municipalities, Ministries, NGOs and training or research institutes) or by a donor or development agency. If you are looking for additional funding opportunities, there are a few organisations you could approach.

Nuffic Scholarships

The Netherlands Organisation for International Cooperation in Higher Education (Nuffic) offers scholarships for training courses in the Netherlands. These scholarships seek to develop and strengthen the skills, instincts, and abilities of professionals to enable their organisations and communities to succeed in an ever-changing world. To learn if this course is open for Nuffic applications, please visit our Nuffic Scholarships page.

Payment

After submitting your completed application, you will receive a confirmation of your course registration and an invoice. The payment deadline is 4-weeks before the start of the training course.

Payments can be made by bank transfer or by PayPal. We offer the option of paying in one or two installments. An advance payment of 50% secures reservation of a seat to the training until the payment deadline. However, your participation in the course is guaranteed only after receipt of full payment prior to the 4-week deadline.

If no payment is received before that deadline, then your registration will automatically be canceled. Please note that The Hague Academy accepts registrations on a first pay, first-served policy.

Visa Applications

Some countries require a visa to enter the Netherlands. Please check with The Netherlands or the embassy for the visa requirements related to your country. Because of the length of time needed for the visa procedure, we advise you start this process as soon as possible.  The Hague Academy we will send you an acceptance letter which will assist you in arranging your visa, but only after we confirm your payment.

Cancellation

Payments received before the deadline will be reimbursed. However, an administration fee of €150 will be charged to fulfill this request. We strongly encourage you to start with the visa application procedure at least six weeks before the start of the training programme in order to prevent late cancellation.

A cancellation fee of 50% of the course fee will be charged for participants cancelling between four and two weeks prior to the start of the training. If you cancel your participation within the two-week period before the start of the course, then you will be required to pay 80% of the course fee.

In the event that you cannot attend the course, it is possible to nominate a suitably qualified candidate to replace you without extra charge.

The Hague Academy for Local Governance reserves the right to cancel a course if the number of participants is insufficient or due to any other unforeseen circumstances. In this case, your payment will be 100% reimbursed. Other costs such as transportation or hotel cannot be reimbursed.

Contact Information

For questions about this course and procedures, or to inquire about our tailor-made courses on citizen participation, please contact us by email at info@thehagueacademy.com, or dial +31-70-3738695.