Free MENA COVID-19 Training Courses تدريبات مجانية حول فيروس كورونا لمنطقة الشرق الأوسط

Gender and Inclusion in the COVID-19 Response

This is a free 3-hour interactive online module, delivered live by RedR UK’s experts. You will learn how COVID-19 is impacting on women, girls, boys and men of different ages and about practical actions for Middle East and North Africa (MENA) contexts to mainstream gender equality, increase access and reduce risk in the COVID-19 response.

What does the course cover?

This module examines how COVID-19 is impacting on women, girls, boys and men differently, limiting access to services and information, increasing women's work burden, eroding social cohesion and increasing gender inequality. Ultimately the training provides practical actions that can be adapted to varying MENA contexts and implemented in a range of programmes to mainstream gender equality and inclusion in the COVID-19 response.

By the end of the module, you will be able to:

  • List key concepts of gender and inclusion 

  • List impacts of COVID-19 for girls, women, boys and men with and without disabilities and of different ages 

  • Analyse the barriers and inequality that are creating an overburden of work, limiting access and increasing risks for women and girls in the MENA region 

  • List practical actions to address barriers, risks and access 

  • Adapt key actions for the varying contexts in the MENA region

Who should apply? 

The module is designed for those working with communities in response to the COVID-19 pandemic in the MENA region. This includes staff from governments, humanitarian and development organisations, community-based organisations, faith-based organisations, women’s and youth groups.

Where is it hosted?

Our interactive online modules are hosted on Zoom. However, participants are not required to download an app and may join through a browser. Participants will receive instructions on how to join the module after registration. 

Any questions? Please contact, or check out our Terms & Conditions here.

RedR UK's MENA COVID-19 training course project is funded by the H2H Network, which is supported by UK aid from the UK government. 

Upcoming Module Dates

Below are the upcoming dates for the module. Please note all times are in Eastern European Summer Time (GMT +3) and all modules are delivered in English (unless otherwise stated).

Clicking the link below will take you to the module's registration page on Eventbrite.

Tuesday 29th September, 14:00-17:00 (GMT+3) - Arabic

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Tuesday 6th October, 14:00-17:00 (GMT+3) 

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Thursday 8th October, 10:00-13:00 (GMT+3) - Arabic

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Monday 12th October, 14:00-17:00 (GMT+3) 

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Wednesday 14th October, 14:00-17:00 (GMT+3) - Arabic

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More dates will be announced soon...


HPass Badging

For each module, RedR UK is also offering HPass Badging. An HPass badge is a digital indicator of achievement, and a way for participants to demonstrate their skills and experience. If a participant completes all offered modules, they will be eligible for an additional Milestone Badge. More information on HPass Badging can be found here. Participants will be able to redeem a badge through a link sent after the module.

HPass Badging

The H2H Network

This project was funded by the H2H Network’s H2H Fund, which is supported by UK aid from the UK government. The H2H Network, which stands for ‘humanitarian-to-humanitarian’ network, consists of approximately 50 organizations that provide high-quality and integrated services to support other humanitarian responders. The network supports its members as they apply cutting-edge expertise, techniques and innovation to improve programming and outcomes. The H2H Fund is a network service that enables  members to quickly provide their services in specific emergencies.

The H2H Network

Find out more about our other COVID-19 modules for the MENA region here.