Centre for Education & Human Development

Gender Sensitive Project Planning


This customized diploma seeks to examine how gendered identities are formed and re-shaped as a result of the development process. It will equally explore how gender and development relate to other categories of social identity and difference, such as race, ethnicity, economic and social standing, urban or rural life, etc. The course will explore activities such as: gender-awareness and self-awareness for women and men; gender roles and needs; gender-sensitive appraisal (gender-friendly participatory appraisal (PRA)) and planning; gender research methodologies; gender and major global issues such as environment, culture and economic crisis; working with counterparts on gender issues; gender and development; and strategies for change. Strategies to mainstreaming gender in the public sector and civil society organizations will also be taught.

Designed For

Any individuals and/or organizations that are interested in incorporating the element of gender in their projects and streamline their internal policies in accordance with this concept.

Course Content

  • Introduction to Key Gender Concept
  • Gender Awareness
  • Gender Group Dynamics
  • Gender and Development
  • Gender-Friendly Organizational Development
  • Gender-Friendly Organizational Systems
  • Resource Mobilization
  • The Concept of SWOC Analysis
  • Gender in Project Planning
  • Gender Friendly Participatory Rapid Appraisal (PRA)
  • Engaging Stakeholders through Gender-Sensitive Linkages
  • Gender Analysis
  • Participatory Research Methodologies
  • Rights-based Approach (RBA)
  • Key Concepts of Training
  • Principles of Adult Learning
  • Gender-Sensitive Facilitation
  • Participatory Training Methodologies
  • Gender Mainstreaming in the Training Cycle
  • Building NGO – Government Linkages through Gender Training
  • Gender Resource Organization

Learning Outcomes

Participants will be equipped with sufficient knowledge and expertise to systematically implement project or conduct research/inquiry on gender issues. It will further create a better understanding of gender concepts and ability to integrate gender issues with development projects. Development practitioners/facilitators and workers will be better able to integrate gender into participatory rural appraisals in communities.

Contact: cee@irm.edu.pk

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