Overall Course Overview:
In response to increased global attention to gender issues, there is a growing need for knowledge and skills in gender and development. This course is designed to prompt an exploration of common behaviors and attitudes towards gender differences. It will present facts and figures about the situation of women and men in our society today – and references from key documents that highlight policies formulated to address gender concerns. Recent events have shown that if governments are serious about achieving the Sustainable Development Goals, SDG’s, it is essential that gender be taken into account for all the goals. Gender equality in the SDGs touches almost exclusively on the area of education, and research does show the importance of equality in this area, but this is not sufficient. This e-learning course will empower the participants with tools and sector-specific guidelines for gender mainstreaming in their various institutions and development planning. It will further improve the abilities of participants to reduce gender inequalities in their various homes, organization and communities.
At the end of the course enable participants to be better equipped with the analytical and conceptual skills needed to understand gender issues in both contexts, enabling them to participate effectively in gender and development-related research, policy-making and implementation.
Course Objectives:
• Familiarize with key analytic gender and development debates.
• Able to relate these debates to development theory, policy and practice at local, national and international levels
• Able to comprehend and manipulate complex analytical gender arguments
• Capable to evaluate impact of development interventions (policies, projects and institutional reform) on gender equity and empowerment
• Influence and intervene in community development projects at every level of the society.
Course Outline:
The Course Outline includes training in:
• Introduction to Gender and Development
• Gender and Law
• Gender and Media
• Gender and Education
• Gender, Conflict and Peace

  • Gender and Human Rights

This course is designed specifically for the staff of development and public organizations.
After they have read the material for each unit, students are expected
to test their own Learning by completing some relevant exercises and
Assignments: There are ten assignments
(continuous assessment tests) and one examination to be offered at the end
of the course/ project Paper. Assignments and Continuous Assessment Tests account for 70% while Examination accounts for 30% of the mark. Upon completion of the course you shall be issued with a Diploma Certificate and a course transcript.
Certificate and Transcripts will be sent after successful completion of the course
DURATION AND COURSE LOAD: 24Weeks - 5 to 6 hours per week
ORGANIZERS: Africa Institute for Project Management Studies (AIPMS)
FORMAT: Web-based and Distance Learning facilitated
The Academics Coordinator
Africa Institute for Project Management Studies (AIPMS)