Gender equality is central to economic and human development. Removing gender inequalities gives society a better chance to develop. A report given by the World Bank to the Ministry of Trade and Industry in shows that addressing gender inequalities and especially the link between gender and economic growth can lead to: reducing poverty levels, elimination of inequalities hence increases opportunities for both genders and more generally the attainment of the Gender equality is necessary for meeting all of the MDG Goals.
Gender mainstreaming continues to be a challenge even at the international level where 70% of world’s poor are women and children, 1% of the world’s land is owned by women, 66% of the world’s work is done by women for 33% of earned income, 80% of the world’s refugees of Internally Displaced People are women and children and the majority of primary careers in the home are women. These alarming statistics are evidence of acute gender inequality and discrimination against women, a situation which cannot be ignored by any nation or institution if the global goal for economic growth and poverty reduction is to be realized.
Introduction to Gender and Development
Evolution of Gender and Development
Advanced Theories in Gender & Development.
Gender, Law & Governance
Gender, Policy Planning & Development
Gender and Project Development
Images of Women & Men in Media and the Arts
Gender, Conflict Management and Peace Building
Gender Based Violence
Gender & Development Challenges in Africa.
Gender Dimensions in Community Mobilization and Development
Gender Dimensions in Rural and Urban Development
Gender in Regional Cooperation and Development
Gender, Economic Planning & Policy Development
Gender, Human Rights and Development
Gender and Empowerment
Gender, Education and Development
Gender, Religion and Development
Participants will be required to submit 10 assignments, research paper and one final examination for the period of 12 months to demonstrate their understanding of the course content. Assignments account for 60%, research paper accounts for 30% while Examination accounts for 10% of the marks.
Upon successful completion of the course, the participant will receive a Post Graduate Certificate of Merit and a transcript.