Gender training for the Civil Service is meant to bring a more strategic focus to the achievement of gender equality. Such training will reiterate the commitment of the Civil Service to gender equality and set out the principles which can assist Ministries/Departments in achieving their gender equality objectives and goals: 'Making Gender Equality Happen' and 'Monitoring Gender Equality'.
Making Gender Equality Happen' provides guidance on setting equality objectives and on best practice in relation to the main human resource management areas: recruitment, placement and mobility, training and staff development, promotion, work and family issues, language and harassment. It is of particular relevance to line managers and supervisory staff as they are responsible for ensuring the effective implementation of the gender equality policy.
The objective of this initiative is to create a National Pool of Trainers on Gender. This pool of trainers will then deliver the pre-designed modules as a component of existing training programmes conducted at various CTIs/ATIs, and other specialised programmes etc. This will be a useful and continuing process and the National Pool of Gender will be an available resource for Gender training of civil servants at different levels. Specifically, following results are expected:
- A comprehensive training manual on gender and governance for civil services
- Cohort of 30 trainers as part of ‘National Pool of Trainers on Gender’.