Workshop of the Inter-Agency Network on
Women and Gender Equality Training and capacity-building
for gender mainstreaming 28 February 2002
The workshop aims to foster greater understanding
of different approaches, as well as and lessons learned,
on training and capacity-building to promote gender mainstreaming,
through a process of dialogue and exchange of experiences
among entities of the United Nations system. Concrete recommendations
will be made for strengthening training and capacity-building
for gender mainstreaming throughout the system.
Topics for discussion
Presentations of concrete experiences, including
good practice examples and potentials and constraints, will
be made by six UN entities: UN/OHRM, ILO, ECA, UNHCR, DESA
and the International Training Centre of the ILO (Turin).
In-depth discussion in working groups will focus on key
issues for improving training and capacity-building for
gender mainstreaming. Participants will exchange experiences
on innovative approaches and methodologies, lessons learned
and good practice examples, as well as remaining challenges.
These will include ways and means of enhancing interagency
exchange of lessons learned including on methodologies and
resources (including through the interagency inventory of
training materials), as well as other issues identified
by the participants themselves as critical for further development.
The findings and recommendations of the
workshop will be included in the report of the Inter-Agency
Network on Women and Gender Equality on its Seventh Session.
A more detailed separate report will also be prepared, which
will summarize the presentations made on innovative efforts
to promote gender mainstreaming, the results of plenary
and working group discussions and the recommendations of
the Network, and will also include the full presentations
from the different UN entities.
The dialogue and exchange will take place
in the form of presentations and discussion in plenary during
the morning session (9.30am-1.00pm). Presentations will
be strictly limited to between 10-12 minutes to allow time
for discussion. The morning session will be chaired by a
Moderator. The four working group sessions in the afternoon
(between 3.00-5.00pm) will be guided by Facilitators. Rapporteurs
will be selected from each working group to report back
to the plenary (5.00-6.00). The conclusion of the workshop
and adoption of recommendations will be chaired by the Special