Course for Gender Advisers

The FBA offers a specialized course for gender advisers about to be deployed (or already are) to international peace missions. By mixing theory with practice the course seeks to strengthen the knowledge and skills of participants thus enabling them to work with increased efficiency as gender experts.

The substance of the course builds on input from experienced gender experts working in international civilian crisis management missions and on current research on the topic.

Course subjects 

Participants are provided with up-to-date knowledge on the practical realities of working with gender integration in international missions. This is achieved through an interactive course design where the experience of both trainers and participants is valued and applied.

Target group

It is intended for personnel working in civilian international crisis management missions with a special focus on gender aspects (or those aiming for positions in this field) such as gender advisers or gender focal points or other kinds of gender expertise. As this is a specialized course, applicants are expected to have a basic understanding of the concept of gender.

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For information about the next course, please see upcoming courses. This page is continually updated.

If you cannot find information about the course you are interested in, please contact the course administration at courses@fba.se.

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