Gender, Age and Disability

Face-to-Face Training, Kenya

This three-day course will provide the knowledge and tools to help mainstream gender, age and disability into all interventions so that organisations move beyond simply the desire to be inclusive and into the reality of meeting minimum standards of inclusion.

This should result in building better programmes which reduce risks faced by vulnerable groups and respond to those most in need.

Course content:

  • Barriers faced by vulnerable groups of people accessing humanitarian aid
  • Assessment of risks and capacities of older people, people with disabilities and different genders
  • Twin-track approach to programming and using the minimum standards of inclusion to shape the design and implementation of projects in emergencies
  • Mainstreaming gender, age and disability in activities through organisational change

By the end of the course you will be able to:

  • Recognize prejudice and cultural, attitudinal and environmental barriers that different genders, persons with disability and older people experience
  • Explain the roles that attitudes towards gender, disability and age play in discrimination and how these attitudes can be influenced
  • Identify key areas where priorities for different genders, persons with disability and older people can be integrated into humanitarian response
  • Analyse how violence manifests in emergency situations against different genders, age and disability in urban and rural settings
  • Create programmatic changes to overcome barriers of inclusion and reduce the risk of violence in urban and rural settings
  • Mainstream gender, age and disability in organisations through advocacy and influence

Course structure:
Three-day external course at RedR UK. Registration will take place from 8.30 am on the first day. Each day, the course will run from 9 am and conclude at 5.30 pm. Each day is separated by a lunch break and coffee/ tea breaks in the morning and afternoon.

Participants will be actively encouraged to participate in classroom discussions and group work. The trainers will draw on both theoretical and practical knowledge in order to make the experience and learning applicable to the realities of project management in the humanitarian sector.

From the second day, training begins with a review of the topics covered the previous day to ensure that the concepts, tools, and frameworks are fully understood. Every day ends with a period of reflection, evaluation, and questions. Each day then builds and expands from the previous day with day three cumulating in groups designing and advising how to build an inclusive project

Day 1 - Terminology, Attitudes and Introduction to Gender, Age and Disability Minimum standards
After registration and a welcome in the morning, there will be an overview of the terminology and barriers to inclusion. This will lead into looking at how attitudes play a divisive role in accessing aid and how these can be shaped to create an approach that is inclusive for all. We will also look at risks and capacities of vulnerable groups of people before introducing the Minimum Standards for Inclusion (Gender, Age, Disability) when groups will begin working with case studies to analyse areas where programmes can prioritise actions to ensure inclusion.

Day 2 - Risks and Capacities of vulnerable groups and violence against vulnerable persons
The morning will cover identifying risks and capacities of vulnerable groups followed by analysing how various forms of violence manifests in emergency situations against different genders, age and disability in urban and rural settings. The afternoon sessions will look at key priorities for change within programming to help protect the most vulnerable and reduce cases of violence using the twin track approach.

Day 3 - Gender, Age and Disability Mainstreaming

Who should attend?
This course is geared towards people who are already working in the humanitarian sector who would like to expand their knowledge and understanding of the challenges for vulnerable groups of people to access services and their vulnerabilities to violence in order to improve humanitarian programme response in emergencies. People involved in designing and implementing programmes and projects in emergencies, advisors, program managers would all benefit from the course.

Fee information: $600

How to apply:
Please contact SSA.courses@redr.org.uk or call us on +254 (0)719 249920.

Course Overview

Course Length
3 days