Gender, leadership and peacebuilding [PTP.2013.10E]

Type:

Course

Date:

06 Mar - 03 Apr 2013

Duration of event:

4 weeks

Location:

web-based

Programme area:

Peacekeeping

Fee:

USD 500

 

A limited number of fellowships are available for candidates from Least Developed Countries (as per the UN-OHRLLS list).

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Deadline for registration: 6 March 2013

Background

The role of women in post-conflict societies is immense. Often only viewed as victims, women also play a key role in preventing violent conflict, resolving it and rebuilding societies. Women - as agents of change, active participants, supporting participants, victims, spoils of war and newly responsible care providers - play active leadership roles and have an impact on post-conflict reconstruction and national development at all levels.

Event Objectives

The goal of this course is to analyze the contributions and challenges women face at all levels in post-conflict reconstruction and national development. The course explores the complex relationship between gender and leadership in post-conflict environments. It focuses on the role of women in conflict situations, peace processes and post-conflict environments, and highlights the impact of their contribution to global peace and development.

Learning Objectives

At the end of the course, participants will be able to:
  • Construct a definition of gender;
  • Describe the importance of gender in the realm of leadership and post-conflict;
  • Analyze the contribution of women to post-conflict efforts;
  • Elaborate the role of women in politics and their impact on development.

Content and Structure

The course is composed of four modules that will be covered over four weeks:
  • Module 1: Framing the context of gender and leadership in post-conflict societies
  • Module 2: The role of women in post-conflict
  • Module 3: Women in leadership
  • Module 4: Challenges and strategies for gender mainstreaming

The number of estimated hours required to complete the course is 36, which means a workload of 8 hours on average per week.

Methodology

The course is based on the synergy of theory and practice. The conceptual foundations of leadership are laid out through lessons. Taking advantage of the opportunities of technology-enhanced learning, the learning materials are presented through various media, such as text, images and video material, which contribute to better retention and enhance the learning process.
 
The concepts learned will be applied in scenario-based activities, which allow participants to solve challenges in realistic situations. Interaction is a core component of this course, as participants are required to share experiences, discuss point of views through multiple forum discussions. Self-assessment tools are also available for participants. Participants will be assessed based on their performance in the scenario-based activities.
 
Taking advantage of the opportunities of technology-enhanced learning, the learning materials are presented through various media, such as text, images and video material, which contribute to better retention and enhance the learning process.
 
Facilitators guide participants through this process, delivering and conveying information, clarifying doubts and supporting participants through different activities.

Targeted Audience

Primary audience
The course is designed for national and regional military and police personnel of every rank and function serving or interested in serving in peace operations.
 
Secondary audience
The course also addresses a broad audience of civilians, from international and regional organizations, governmental and non-governmental organizations, universities and research centers working or interested in working with peace operations.
 
Participants are not expected to have prior experience in or knowledge of gender, leadership and peacebuilding. However, as this is an advanced course, participants must:
  • Have a sound understanding of the structure and functioning of a peace operation;
  • Have a university degree in a relevant area with proven interest in the specific topic covered by the course (BA or equivalent) or the equivalent working experience in a relevant field (2 to 4 years);
  • Have good command of English language (reading and writing);
  • Be computer literate.

Additional Information

Fellowships

Please note that UNITAR PTP fellowships are awarded only to a small numbers of applicants from the Least Developed Countries (LDCs) and are not differed or transferred to another course. You might wish to refer the UN-OHRLLS list by clicking here.
 
Technical Requirements
UNITAR recommends the following as a minimum in hardware and software to take our e-Learning courses. Please consult your Network Administrator or Systems person to ensure that you have the following:
  • Platform: Windows 95, 98, 2000, NT, ME, XP or superior; MacOS 9 or MacOS X; Linux
  • Hardware: 64 MB of RAM, 1 GB of free disk space
  • Software:
    • Adobe Acrobat Reader (click here to download for free)
    • Adobe Flash Player (click here to download for free)
    • Microsoft Office (Windows or Mac) or Open Office (click here to download for free)
  • Browser: Internet Explorer 7 or higher (click here to download for free); it works better with Firefox 3.6 or higher (click here to download for free)
  • Note that JavaScript, Cookies and Pop-ups must be enabled