Professional Certificate in Strategic Gender Equity Planning

Day One: Monday 17th September 2018

09:30 Refreshments  
09:45 Chair & Delegate Introductions
Experience and lesson sharing
Finding common ground: understanding gender equity and why we are trying to achieve it
10:15 Gender and Rights: Legislation and Politics
CEDAW, Resolution 1325, 1820, Beijing Declaration
Integrating international law into national legislation
Gender based violence, FGM, sexuality
Rights to land ownership
11:45 Morning coffee  
12:00 Gender and Governance
Accountability, democracy, transparency and voice
Moving past the rhetoric to accountable gendered systems
13:00 Lunch  
13:45 Gender Stakeholder Analysis
Mapping out global leaders in gender (individuals and organisations)
Exploring role, power and influence
Group work: practical using SA tool
15:00 Coffee Break  
15:15 Addressing Barriers to Functioning Gendered Governance Systems
Group work practical - developing a force field analysis
16:15 Final Remarks
Round-up Discussion
16:30 Close  

Day Two: Tuesday 18th September 2018

09:30 Refreshments  
09:45 Chair’s Introduction and Recap   
10:00 Gender and Leadership   
11:15 Morning Coffee  
11:30 Gender and Development
Gender, the Millenium development Goals and Post-2015 Agenda
GAD, WID and gender mainstreaming: a primer and analysis
Economic, social and developmental role of gender equity
Existing problems in gender equity
Overcoming cultural barriers
New directions in gender: possibilities for changing paradigms 
12:30 Lunch  
13:15 Food Security, Livelihoods, Economic Empowerment & Gender
Women's livelihoods, economic empowerment and gender equity
Gender, livelihoods and the economy
Changing economic roles for women
Strategies for promoting women's economic empowerment
Enabling environment for economic empowerment
14:30 Afternoon Tea  
14:45 Gendered Planning Processes: Emergency and Fragile states
Key themes
Planning, protection, assessments, baselines, voices
16:15 End of Day Wrap-up and Questions  
16:30 Close  

Day Three: Wednesday 19th September 2018

09:30 Refreshments
09:45 Chair’s Introduction and Recap   
10:00 The Relationship of Citizenship to Gender Equity
Developing an inclusive definition of citizenship
Building into policy areas and electoral systems
Facilitating development of citizenship
Examples & group discussion
11:00 Morning Coffee  
11:15 Gender and Social Development: Identifying and Addressing Inequity
Social protection
Reducing inequities
Creating enabling environments for empowerment 
12:30 Lunch  
13:15 Gender and Health
Gender concerns in planning health services
Gender inequit - DALY analysis
Ensuring safe access to health services
Role of sexual health in empowerment and gender equity
14:15 Afternoon tea  
14:30 Gender in Education
Policies for delivering equity in education
Length of study and achievement
Role of education in delivering social goals
16:00 End of Day Wrap-Up and Questions  
16:30 Close  

Day Four: Thursday 20th September 2018 

09:30 Registration and Refreshments
09:45 Chair’s Introduction and Recap  
10:00 Methods & Strategies for Gender Equity Planning
Using strategic planning tools
Using principles of strategic thinking
Applying methods to gender equity planning
11:00 Morning Coffee
11:15 Developing Legislation with Gender Sensitivity
Methods of stakeholder engagement and participation
Incorporating gender sensitivity into policy creation process
Equity and exclusion assessments
12:00 Lunch  
13:00 Understanding Why the Application of Strategy Can Introduce Conflict  
13:45 Gender Equity Planning and Strategic Communication  
14:45 Afternoon Tea  
15:00 Chartered Management Institute Assignments and Criteria
Structuring a written piece of work for assessment - generic overview and principles
Structuring work to meet the assessment criteria
Blending gender equity content into these structures
16:00 CMI Tasks Discussion
Discussion around initial planning and ideas of CMI tasks based on participants’ current roles and future challenges
16:30 Close  

Day Five: Friday 21st September 2018

09:30 Registration and Refreshments  
09:45 Chair’s Introduction and Recap  
10:00 Gender Audits: Monitoring and Evaluation for Gender Equity
Participatory gender audits and evaluations: tools, procedures and methods. What are we measuring, and with what purpose? (Surveys and focus groups)
Designing M&E processes for gender evaluation
11:30 Morning Coffee
11:45 Developing Action Plans for Gender Equity
Drafting inter-sectoral goals and objectives
Agreeing priorities
Setting objectives to implement change
13:15 Lunch  
14:00 Ranking and prioritising gendered interventions
Ranking and selecting priorities for action plans
15:00 Afternoon Tea
Questions & evaluation
Group photo
15:30 Wrap-Up and Close