Gender Mainstreaming in Projects and Programmes

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Gender Mainstreaming in Projects and Programmes

In this course you will build your confidence in dealing with gender imbalances in development interventions and society. You practise the use of different (management) tools and models for gender inclusion and mainstreaming. Through interactive course sessions you learn to systematically analyse gender differences in interest and influence and define concrete strategies to help you achieve equitable development benefits for all your beneficiaries. You learn to work with change management processes and networking to explore your capacities as a change agent.

Course highlights

  • Understanding the need for gender mainstreaming
  • Trends in development and their consequences for gender
  • Development interventions and gender issues
  • Gender impact assessment
  • Gender sensitive indicators for change
  • Gender sensitive data collection and analyses
  • Gender at work

Course objectives

At the end of this course you are able to:

  • apply a gender perspective in the life cycle of a development intervention. In identification, formulation, planning, implementation, monitoring and evaluation;
  • apply an Appreciative Inquiry approach at relevant stages of the project or programme;
  • design project and programmes, monitor and evaluate on gender equality and act as a change agent in the change process;
  • prepare a gender assessment of your development intervention. 

For whom?

This course will be highly relevant if you are:

  • a project staff member, advisor, desk officer, trainer or consultant;
  • working in development projects, programmes and policy making;
  • involved in facilitating integration of non discriminatory behaviour and equality between men and women.

You specifically learn about gender mainstreaming in projects and projects. You go through each stage in Project Cycle management and learn about the related gender issues. Familiarity with project cycle management therefore is beneficial for this particular course.

As participants from all over the world join this course, ideas and experiences with gender mainstreaming from a variety of cultural contexts will enhance your learning experience.

Course info

This two week course is designed and implemented by VHL University of Applied Sciences in cooperation with MDF Training & Consultancy. It will take place in Ede. You can read more information in this flyer.


25 September to 2 November 2017

Course fee

Course fee: € 3550
It covers tuition fee, course materials, refreshments and lunches during course days and a study visit. Participants travelling to the Netherlands who require a visa also receive health insurance and third party liability.


MDF Head Office, Netherlands
Phone: +31 318 6500 60
Registration by e-mail:

Course location

Hotel & Conference Centre De Bosrand
Bosrand 28
6718 ZN Ede
The Netherlands

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