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Increasing Capacity Building on Gender Equality: Intl Training Programme in Gender Statistics:

Ana Isabel Paraguay
Posted December 11, 2016 from Brazil
Expired on January 5, 2017

The Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (Sida) is seeking applicants for its International Training Programme, “Gender Statistics” with an aim to contribute to capacity building on gender equality and on how statistics on women and men can be compiled, analysed, disseminated and communicated in a manner that makes gender inequalities visible.

Programme Structure

The training programme is divided into five compulsory phases. ◾Phase 1 – Preparatory phase; ◾Phase 2 – Training in Sweden (April 24 – May 12, 2017, 3 weeks); ◾Phase 3 – Interim period; ◾Phase 4 – Training in one of the participating countries (November 13–17 2017, 1 week); ◾Phase 5 – Launching and communicating the project results (November–March 2018).


◾Enhanced capacity to compile and analyse gender statistics based on user needs and according to international standards.

◾Communicate and disseminate gender statistics to a wide range of users;

◾Establish a network between different actors in the participating countries regarding gender statistics.

Eligibility Criteria

◾The programme targets statistical producers and strategic users of statistics in the area of gender equality.

◾The producers are those producing a country’s official statistics. Regarding users, the training programme is particularly aimed at decision-makers, and professionals within civil society, media, academia and the business community in a position to contribute to increased gender equality in society.

◾Suitable organizations are the national statistical institutes, governmental or civil society organizations, or the private sector working with gender equality.

◾The programme is specially designed for professionals qualified to participate in reform processes of importance at various levels and who hold a position in their home organization with a mandate to initiate processes of change.

◾Applicants to the programme should: - have capacity for and interest in promoting gender equality; - be key persons with the ability and mandate to initiate and drive change processes; - hold a relevant academic degree and have high proficiency in English; - have good computer skills in Word, Excel as well as Power Point.

How to Apply

Interested applicants must download the application form via given website.

Deadline: 5 January 2017.

Eligible Countries: Cambodia, Myanmar, Zambia, Ethiopia and Liberia.

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