Gender in Development and Humanitarian Assistance (GDHA) Courses

In January we launched our Gender in Development and Humanitarian Assistance (GDHA) Diploma with the first two courses: Fundamentals of Gender Equality and Gender and Development. the full cycle of GDHA courses will continue until July, but you don’t have to take the full diploma! Individual courses - Gender Mainstreaming and Gender in Emergencies - are open for registration, and will begin in February, for more information, you can always contact us! gdha@lau.edu.lb

Currently taught courses:

Fundamentals of Gender Equality 

This course provides foundational knowledge in conceptual and theoretical frameworks and key debates underpinning gender issues. The course focuses on gender in the context of the Arab world, as well as the ‘why’ and ‘how’ of gender equality.

Topics covered include: gender concepts and theories, femininities and masculinities, gender roles and relations, rights and power, intersectionality, and human rights.

Gender and Development

This course provides a foundation for the study of gender and development (GAD), building a fundamental knowledge base, engaging with key debates, and critically assessing GAD policies and practices.

Topics covered include: impact of social norms on gender roles and relations, understanding gender across different development sectors, gender and development in practice, gender and development in the Arab world.

Both courses are taught by Aimee Ghanem, who brings extensive field experience working as a consultant for UNICEF, UNDP, UNFPA, and Mercy Corps.

Individual courses:

Gender in Emergencies

This course addresses gender issues in the context of emergencies – both con ict and natural disaster. It explains why emergencies are more dangerous for women and addresses practical strategies for protection of women and girls in emergency settings.

Topics covered include: introduction to emergencies, how emergencies differ for women and men, gender issues in emergency settings, understanding gender issues across different emergency sectors, gender in emergencies in the Arab world.

Taught by Sarah Martin, a gender-based violence in humanitarian emergencies international expert and author of Must Boys be Boys: Ending Sexual Exploitation and Abuse by UN Peacekeepers.

Gender Mainstreaming

Gender mainstreaming is a strategy to achieve gender equality. This course provides practical guidance on including women and men at every stage of the program cycle—from planning to implementation to evaluation. This course provides participants with comprehensive knowledge of gender mainstreaming and gender analysis. It draws on best practice and casestudies from around the world.

Topics covered include: gender mainstreaming fundamentals, gender integration framework, gender analysis, tools for gender mainstreaming and analysis, gender mainstreaming in development and humanitarian settings.

Taught by HREA’s executive director Frank Elbers, who has 25 years of experience in development and human rights in post-communist Eastern Europe, the Middle East and North Africa, and sub-Saharan Africa. Most recently, from 2009 through 2015, he served as the Executive Director of Human Rights Education Associates (HREA).

Kindly follow this link for individual courses description Gender Mainstreaming and Gender in Emergencies.