Training and capacity-building are strategic entry points for strengthening gender capacity in field response mechanisms and functions. An evaluation in 2019 highlighted the relevance of these GenCap activities in increasing awareness of gender-related issues and in promoting dialogue on challenges and opportunities in relation to gender mainstreaming.
- Provides global-level standardized training packages for humanitarian professionals. Advanced training modules for experienced gender experts aim to strengthen competency in achieving gender mainstreaming.
- Facilitates in-country training for national and international partners. Short-term support and advice are provided for the preparation and delivery of workshops for humanitarian leadership in the field, including guidance on how to address gender-related challenges faced by the humanitarian community.
- Promotes capacity-building through localization and the inclusion of national and local actors in the planning, decision-making and implementation of key processes, thereby ensuring greater sustainability and accountability to affected populations.