Blended courses combine online and face-to-face learning. Part of the course is given online and part of the course is face to face. The latter can either precede or follow the online phase.

People in meeting

Learning Modality: Blended

Date: 24 April – 12May (Online) | 15 - 19 May (Face-to-face)

Duration: 4 weeks online & 5 days face-to-face

Location: Turin, Italy

Language: English

Tuition fee: 2,945 € (including subsistence cost)

Scholarship: Available based on scholarship policy

This course aims to strengthen capacity of UN System gender focal points in their specific role and functions in advancing gender equality within their own organizations. It also promotes the building of a community to encourage discussion and sharing of good practices.

This course explores key areas related to gender equality and the empowerment of women. It examines the UN Gender architecture and reviews strategies and tools to identify and address gender equality challenges within the UN. It reviews gender mainstreaming tools (such as gender markers and the UN System Wide Approach on Gender Equality) and their concrete application. The course also addresses communication and advocacy tools to promote gender equality.

United Nations System gender focal points


People in meeting

Learning Modality: Blended

Duration: 9-month programme (5 to 8 hours per week)

Location: Amsterdam

Language: English

Tuition fee: Information upon request

Scholarship: Available based on scholarship policy

This certification aims to reposition training for gender equality as strategy to challenge and engender mainstream development and support the achievement of SDGs. It also hopes to pilot a professional development programme for gender trainers that:

  • re-thinks training for gender equality as feminist knowledge transfer and creation
  • re-claims training for gender equality as a political feminist process
  • develops a cadre of gender trainers equipped with feminist pedagogy

The programme employs professional development workshops (face to face and virtual). virtual learning on theories and concepts and facilitation techniques and tools, and virtual mentoring. It is a twelvemonth programme where the first quarter will be devoted to elaboration of the programme, fund-raising and recruitment of trainees. It is envisaged that the same cohort of trainees will participate in a series of three face-workshops, as well as homework assignment, virtual learning events and one-on-one mentoring activities in between workshops.

The programme aims to work in a co-creation process with experienced gender trainers from both the global south and north.

The Royal Tropical Institute (KIT)


Learning Modality: Face-to-Face

Date: 18 – 22 September (English) | 25 – 29 September (Spanish)

Duration: 4 weeks online, 5 days Face-to-Face

Location: Santo Domingo

Language: English, Spanish

Tuition fee: USD $1500

Scholarship: Available based on scholarship policy

This course seeks to enhance the knowledge and capacity of trainers /facilitators by providing training in the field of gender responsive budgeting (GRB) and on specific topics in this field. This face to face course aims to combine theory with hands-on training for GRB and to provide participants with the necessary skills and tools to develop an efficient capacity development strategy.

During one week, participants will undertake Training of Trainers (TOT) sessions, theoretical sessions, practical exercises, debates and participatory dynamics. In theoretical sessions on GRB, specific tools or methodologies will be presented, analyzed and discussed in depth. Specific country examples and practical hands-on-training exercises will be included in each session, allowing students to combine theory with practice. Guided by a participatory dynamic, the sessions on training needs will also be prepared and delivered by a trainer via a horizontal learning process wherein both trainers and trainees learn from one another. Finally, the course will include ToT sessions aimed to enhance training skills of participants in the subject of GRB. During the TOT sessions, each student is expected to present a GRB session to be developed in groups of 5 persons.

The course will be of particular benefit to:

  • Development practitioners including United Nations System staff, researchers, policy-makers, civil society and advocates who are working on gender mainstreaming in different spheres such as public policy, planning and budgeting.
  • Gender trainers and/or programme officers with a good level of knowledge on gender responsive budgeting.

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