Gender Equality and Inclusion (GEI) online training

PEP will be offering a self-paced, interactive, bilingual online training course to strengthen researchers' capacity to integrate gender equality and inclusion (GEI) principles in their research. The course emphasizes the African experience, drawing on the expertise of primarily Southern-based experts, and focuses on GEI-related concepts, analytical frameworks, methodologies, data gaps, and strategies for inclusion.

Why does GEI matter?

Gender equality and inclusion (GEI) is crucial for social justice, human rights, and economic development. However, many researchers lack the knowledge and skills to incorporate GEI into their work, leading to gender-blind research and the exclusion of vulnerable groups. This course aims to address this gap by providing training in a gender and inclusivity perspective, emphasizing intersectional approaches and focusing on various forms of inequality and discrimination.

Who is this course for? 

Our GEI research training course is open to all junior and senior researchers, students, university staff, research and civil society organizations, government and private sector research departments, and staff of research funders and multilateral agencies. This course offers a unique blend of multidisciplinary, contextualized, and bilingual content. 

Available in both English and French, our comprehensive GEI training course invites researchers worldwide to broaden their understanding and skills in gender equality and inclusion. This course will cover disciplines relevant to IDRC's priority research areas and features African-context case studies. 

Course structure 

This course consists of 17 modules divided into two parts: a Core GEI Program with seven mandatory modules and ten additional modules tailored to specific research interests. Participants must complete the Core Program to access additional modules and receive certification.

The course will be hosted on Udemy, facilitating self-paced learning with built-in accessibility tools to accommodate participants with varying internet connections and impairments. 

Each module is designed to take approximately 1.5 hours to complete, with participants encouraged to revisit course content and explore recommended readings for thorough learning. Modules cover GEI approaches, research and data gaps, constraints and opportunities for women and girls, persons of diverse identities, and other excluded or vulnerable populations. Topic-related modules are contextualized within IDRC's research program areas, focusing on Climate Action, Democratic and Inclusive Governance, Education and Science, Global Health, and Sustainable Inclusive Economics.

Explore the course outline below:

Topic 1: Incorporating Gender Equality and Inclusion in research: Overview

Module 1.1 - Diversity and inclusion as a fundamental dimension of research quality

Module 1.2 - Gender analysis for gender transformative research

Module 1.3 - Intersectionality and GEI in research

Topic 2: What data are needed to Inform GEI-transformative policies?

Module 2.1 - General principles of data analysis for GEI-transformative Policies

Module 2.2 - Analysing microdata from a GEI and intersectional perspective

Topic 3: Analysing gender relations and social exclusion

Module 3.1 - Agency, power and decision making

Module 3.2 - Values, norms, attitudes, beliefs and perceptions; practices and roles, and the role of institutions

* Topic 4: GEI and climate action

Module 4.1 - GEI in fragile food systems

Module 4.2 - GEI, climate and resilience

* Topic 5: GEI Perspectives in democratic and inclusive governance

Module 5.1 - Gender based violence

Module 5.2 - Land and legal empowerment, forced displacement

* Topic 6: GEI education and science

Module 6.1 - GEI analysis in STEM related research

Module 6.2 - Incorporating GEI analysis across the education cycle: from early childhood to senior secondary education

* Topic 7: GEI and global health

Module 7.1 - Incorporating GEI analysis in health related SDGs

Module 7.2 - Maternal, newborn, sexual and reproductive health

* Topic 8: GEI analysis for GEI-responsive economic policy

Module 8.1 - GEI themes in Microeconomic Policy Analysis

Module 8.2 - GEI themes in Macroeconomic Policy Analysis

* Optional modules

Further updates on enrolment openings and course instructors to be announced soon. Please bookmark this page to stay informed. 

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