Certified Professional Development Programme for Gender Trainers








The UN Women Training Centre is partnering with the Royal Tropical Institute (KIT) to deliver a Certified Professional Development Programme for Gender Trainers. This certification is a 6-month programme that aims to reposition training for gender equality as a strategy to challenge and engender mainstream development and support the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals.


The programme will be held October 23 2017 - 20 April 2018, and will include two face-to-face workshops in Amsterdam, Netherlands, moderated online sessions and virtual mentoring and networking.  


The deadline to apply is 31 July 2017. Register here



The programme works in a co-creation process with experienced gender trainers from both the global south and north who:

  • Have a minimum of three years of training experience on gender issues.
  • Have knowledge of gender and development and gender in public policy.
  • Have an institutional affiliation/experience: UN agencies, international and national NGOs, national governments, academia, etc.
  • Demonstrate commitment to completing the six-month process of professional development.

The training grounds itself in key concepts so that participants can apply these in diverse settings rather than assuming that one size fits all as is often the case in most gender training practice. It draws from the UN Women Training Centre and KIT's overall approach of training for gender equality as a feminist project and concerns feminist knowledge transfer. It offers exposure to new ideas and new ways of working and seeks to inspire participants to step out of their comfort zones and experiment, all in a safe and reflexive environment. Successful participants will be granted a certificate by KIT and UN Women Training Centre.


For detailed information about this course click to download the flyer below:

Certified Professional Development Programme for Gender Trainers