Introduction: This course is organised by the Management for Development Foundation (MDF); a global consultancy agency with over 25 years of experience in international cooperation. The main goal of MDF is to develop training programmes able to strengthen the skills and knowledge of civil society actors with the aim of contributing to a more sustainable and equitable world. MDF’s mission is to facilitate the learning and to bring about more competent professionals, learning organisations, high-performing partnerships and results-oriented projects and programmes.
Objectives: The course will ask the question: what needs to be done to redress imbalance in the respective positions of men and women? Participants will be invited to reflect upon strategies to become vehicles of change in their organisation and community. The facilitators of the course will instruct the participants about tools and issues regarding gender inclusion and mainstreaming to prepare civil society actors to successfully manage gender issues in their projects and everyday life.
The main objectives of this course are:
- Apply a gender perspective in the life cycle of a development intervention; in identification, formulation, planning, implementation, monitoring and evaluation
- Prepare a gender assessment of your organisation and your workplace
Venue: MDF Head Office (HO), Ede (the Netherlands)
Eligibility: The course is designed for project staff, advisers, desk officers, trainers, and consultants involved in facilitating integration of non-discriminatory behaviour and equality between men and women.
Why it is important for NGOs to attend it: If your NGO works in the field of gender mainstreaming or is concerned with gender equality, by enrolling in this course you will have the opportunity to strengthen your theoretical background and also to exchange experience and information with other civil society actors in a very international setting. If your NGO does not focus on gender issues, you should enrol in this course to understand what gender mainstreaming is and how to engage with gender issues while drafting and submitting project proposals (remember that all international development agencies require project proposals to consider gender issues).
Fees: The Netherlands Fellowship Programme (NFP) enables selected candidates to participate in a number of MDF course free of charge. Eligible candidates are national of, and working and living in on of the 62 countries listed by the Netherlands Organisation for International Cooperation in Higher Education (NUFFIC) – for a complete list of these countries see here
Application deadlines: Deadline for the Netherlands Fellowship Programme is 1 October 2013.
How to apply: Applications for the MDF course are open online 2 months before the deadline. The online application button is on the page of the course you want to attend. After register via the online application system, you need to send a short CV and a copy of your TOEFL/IELTS exams to [email protected]
To apply for the Netherlands Fellowship Programme you need to access the NUFFIC online registration system here All applications will be assessed in 16 weeks and selected candidates will be informed accordingly.
The entire list of MDF courses sponsored by the Netherlands Fellowship Programme can be found here