The 2018 UNITAR Hiroshima Women's Leadership Programme for Afghanistan: Governance and the Sustainable Development Goals is a new training programme designed to empower junior- to mid-level young female professionals from all sectors in Afghanistan. Supported by the people and Government of Japan, the programme comprises of two workshops in Kabul and Japan.
By the end of the programme, participants will be able to:
- Recall the key components and objectives of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)
- Identify current opportunities and challenges in regard to gender equality and governance in the Afghan context
- Outline what good governance is and why it is important
- Discuss key concepts around governance
- Explain stakeholder identification and engagement practices
- Identify how the SDGs can be mainstreamed into their workplaces and communities
- Discuss their own personality profiles with regard to leadership
- Outline key elements of women’s leadership
- Discuss key elements of Hiroshima’s post-war reconstruction
Please note that these learning objectives are subject to change, based on needs assessments with partners and participants.
- Workshop I – Kabul, Afghanistan – 3 days – August 2018 (TBC)
- Workshop II – Tokyo and Hiroshima, Japan – 1 week – September 2018 (TBC)
The programme will feature blended learning methodology incorporating the following elements:
- Interactive lectures
- Small group and individual practical exercises
- Self-directed readings
- Study tours
The online application is open to Afghan women that meet the eligibility requirements. Junior to mid-level young professionals from Afghan government ministries and bodies, universities, the private sector, civil society organizations and the media who have a strong interest in women’s empowerment as well as developing their leadership skills are invited to apply. Participants from the provinces are strongly encouraged to apply. The 20 participants will be chosen through a rigorous selection process, including an online application form and an interview.