This module will allow users to understand why and how gender mainstreaming is important to planning, building, operating, and maintaining infrastructure; recognize the importance of human-centered infrastructure design and the purpose of infrastructure to provide services; recall fundamentals of how to mainstream gender equality into infrastructure project life design and planning; and understand and apply practical approaches and resources available to gender mainstreaming in specific infrastructure types.
All UN System staff and others who are interested to learn about gender issues, specially project managers, infrastructure professionals such as planners, designers, architects and engineers, business developers, and procurement experts drafting TORs and developing evaluation criteria, and social inclusion and gender equality specialists working on development and relief projects globally need support to recognize the relevance of gender equality within infrastructure development, as well as practical examples and guidance on how it applies to their work.
A Portable Document Format (PDF) viewer and Flash software is needed in order to view the course. Please note that the course will open in a separate pop-up window, therefore please ensure that pop-up blockers are de-activated. The participant will need a set of headphones or speakers as the course includes audio throughout the entire course.