Training and Tools
GenCap provides standardized training packages for humanitarian professionals at the regional level. Senior Gender Advisers (SGAs) also facilitate training and capacity-building initiatives for national and international partners during their deployment.
Regional Training of Trainers on Gender in Humanitarian Action is a GenCap initiative to increase understanding of the principles of gender and gender equality in humanitarian settings. The training is designed to strengthen the skills of participants in organizing and conducting gender learning activities in the field. Participants can expect to enhance their technical knowledge on gender mainstreaming and approaches to ensure the application of gender equality principles throughout the humanitarian programme cycle (HPC).
The Advanced Gender Training offers modules to experienced gender experts to strengthen competency in gender equality outcomes. These trainings not only provide strengthened knowledge, skills and tools in gender equality programming and mainstreaming in support of IASC standards and policies, but also support system change and sustainability during and beyond deployments.
Field trainings to national and local stakeholders are integral to any GenCap deployment. These are meant to help develop or operationalize gender equality and mainstreaming strategies. Systematic inclusion of such training and capacity building advances the localization and sustainability agendas of the project.
The IASC Gender with Age Marker (GAM) was designed and developed by GenCap. The GAM enables humanitarian operations to do better gender equality programming. The GAM gathers global data of how gender and age are factored into humanitarian programmes. As such, results from the GAM speak directly to the commitments from the Agenda for Humanity, including gender-responsive planning and programming; integration of sexual and gender-based violence (SGBV) prevention and response in humanitarian action; meaningful and effective engagement of affected populations, especially women and girls; and improving transparency and accountability throughout the humanitarian program cycle.
More information on the GAM.