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21 November - 2 December 2011
An international event on gender, work and employment, gathering experts and successful practitioners
For the last ten years, the International Training Center of the ILO has been offering successful high level training activities aimed at increasing awareness of gender equality principles and at providing practical tools for their implementation. Indeed, throughout the years the International Training Centre of the ILO has become an hub offering a unique opportunity of gaining knowledge and sharing best practices in the field of gender mainstreaming.
The newly designed Gender Academy is a consolidation of this experience and is addressed to development professionals from all over the world with a view to offering an exclusive forum for discussion and a platform for new experiences. The format of the Academy makes it an opportunity for updating and upgrading professional knowledge through exposure to high-level international expertise. Furthermore, the focus of the Academy is on “how to
”, critically reviewing available tools and practical methods. It is therefore recommended for specialists and practitioners who already have familiarity with gender concepts.
The attractive contents addressed during the Academy offer cutting-edge topics, which will be presented and discussed in a series of master classes with simultaneous interpretation in English, French and Spanish. In addition, a range of elective workshops will offer additional insight into specific subjects, develop skills and provide room for application and knowledge-sharing.
- be exposed to advanced international knowledge and best practices in areas related to the promotion of gender equality at work
- acquire tools and practical methods, successfully designed and tested in other national or regional contexts, and adaptable to your own environment
- share experiences and information with individuals and/or organizations with interests in mainstreaming gender equality and identify appropriate strategies for collaboration
- use research, networking, knowledge sharing to assemble appropriate resources on mainstreaming gender equality.
> Who should attend
The Academy is designed for development professionals including: government officials, representatives of employers and workers' organisations, international organizations, such as the agenciesof the UN system and the international fi nancial institutions, the private sector, academia and civil society organizations.
The Gender Academy lasts two weeks and consists of a combination of :
- master classes and round tables (in plenary session, with simultaneous interpretation) from leading international experts in the field
- elective workshops (in one or two languages) to be chosen in a wide range of topics, according to participants' needs and preferences. Participants will have a choice of one workshop in the morning and one in the afternoon
- structured knowledge-sharing opportunities, based on the open space methodology
- study visits and events related to the topics of the Academy.
(titles are provisional and just indicative of the contents)
MC1.1 Key ILO Gender Equality Conventions
MC1.2 Time Use Surveys
MC1.3 Engendering national planning and budgeting
MC1.4 ILO Convention on Domestic Workers
MC2.1 Maternity protection: formulas for advancing MDGs
MC2.2 Reconciling work and family
MC2.3 Gender and Social Dialogue
MC2.4 Gender equality information campaigns
MC2.5 Gender and Disaster Risk Reduction
ELECTIVE WORKSHOPS (Week 1)
WM1.1 Equality @ work
WM1.2 Gender and organizational change
WM1.3 Elements of gender budgeting
WM1.4 Training of trainers module: facilitation techniques
WA1.5 Understanding Time Use Surveys
WA1.6 CEDAW & Intl Conventions as policy tools
WA1.7 Break Gender Stereotypes
WA1.8 Gender-sensitive project design
ELECTIVE WORKSHOPS (Week 2)
WM2.1 Gender in the project cycle
WM2.2 Gender equality and Labour Law Making
WM2.3 Work and family: tools for promoting reconciliation
WM2.4 Training of trainers module: multimedia applications
WA2.5 ILO Maternity Protection Package: How to use it
WA2.6 Gender and Decent Work: A Trade-Union pespective
WA2.7 Equality at work: an Employers perspective
WA2.8 Gender and HIV/AIDS: Code of Practice and ILO Rec.
A detailed description of of each session is available here: http://gender.itcilo.org/academy/index.php?mod=program
G1.1 Get to know the Centre
OP1.1 Knowledge sharing fair on gender
V1.1/.2 Visit to organizations in Turin
> Language requirements
This edition of the Gender Academy is offered in English, French and Spanish. Simultaneous interpretation will allow for an intense sharing of experiences and information among participants from
different geographical realities.
> How to apply
To enrol in the Academy, please register on-line at the following address:
Deadline for registration: 30 September 2011
Fees: 3,250 Euro
, covering tuition and subsistence fees.
Tuition costs cover: course preparation, implementation and evaluation; training materials and books; the use of training facilities and support services, including online resources.
Subsistence costs cover: Full board and lodging on the Centre's campus; laundry; local study visits; emergency medical insurance; some recreational activities.
A limited number of fellowships is available for nationals from developing countries
(click here to see the list of eligible countries
). Fellowships cover tuition fees only
: participants have to cover their subsistence at the Centre (1,680 euros for 2 weeks) as well as their travel and visa fees.
Contact us for more information: firstname.lastname@example.org
You can download the flyer of the course (printable version of this information) here.