Applications are now open for the UNIDO Training Course on Gender and Industrial Development 2019.
The training course targets government officials engaged in the design. Also, the implementation of industrial policies, gender focal points of the relevant national ministries (e.g. industry, economy, labor, and trade). Further, regional organizations and representatives of organizations focusing on the economic empowerment of women.
This year’s training course will be conduct for countries from the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region. Participants will learn how to analyze and measure the links between gender inequalities and industrial development and design policies and programmes to promote women’s economic empowerment, based on best practices and country examples.
Course Design and Objectives
The training course is in modules focusing on different aspects of the two-way relationship between industrial development and gender equality, and will also involve a one-day field trip. Theoretical explanations will be illustrated by country case studies as well as examples of UNIDO projects with strong gender components. The training will involve a combination of lectures and group exercises.
At the end of the course, participants will be able to:
- Apply basic concepts and principles of gender equality to industrial development issues; applying an intersectional perspective;
- Describe roles, opportunities, and constraints for women in industry related to structural change, sectoral. Also, occupational segregation, growth of informal economies, and gender-wage gap;
- Identify gender patterns in manufacturing, including the manner in which industrial development impacts women’s economic empowerment and the ways gender inequality impacts industrial performance and competitiveness;
- Understand how automation, technology, and innovation can impact women and men differently, including identifying gender bias in policies and its negative effects on sustainable growth, employment and division of labor;
- Understand gender issues and biases that should be into account in data collection and analysis, as well as the importance of sex-disaggregated data and gender-related indicators;
- Identify bottlenecks and prioritize policy measures to advance the position of women managers, workers and entrepreneurs in different sectors and contexts, especially focusing on key sectors or thematic policy areas with a high potential to drive a green economy transition.
Sessions will be by UNIDO staff and experts. Training sessions and all materials will be in English.
- The course will be free-of-charge, including accommodation, catering also travels.
- Participation in the course is open to high- and mid-level professionals from Arab. Also form, African countries that are in the field of industrial development, as well as national leaders in women’s economic empowerment. Seniority is the key selection determinant for participation;
- participants should have excellent knowledge of English
- Qualified female candidates are particularly encouraged to apply.