Gender Adviser Course

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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  • Posted by Ludmila Ceban

    Conflict resources and the rule of law

    Over 40 per cent of all intrastate conflicts have a link to natural resources and, while it is not new evidence as such, less than a quarter of peace negotiations actually aim to resolve conflicts by addressing resource management mechanisms. By the same token, links to natural resources are rarely included in the design of peacekeeping operations or even conflict analysis to start with.

    The risks for relapse are furthermore twice as high for conflicts associated with ... Read entire post »

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    Challenges Forum: A platform for improving peace operations

    Recently I joined the team at the International Secretariat of the Challenges Forum, or to give its full name: The International Forum for the Challenges of Peace Operations. Challenges Forum, CF for short, is a global partnership of 49 leading organizations and departments working on peace operations, representing 22 countries from across all regions of the global North and South.

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    In just about a week, the Viking-18 exercise will start. In rough figures, around 3000 people (out of which some 300 are civilians), of 60+ nationalities, will meet across nine international sites to do a multinational, joint and civil-military exercise. It is the grand finale of almost two years of hard work by a dedicated group of individuals from many nations and organizations, including FBA, which has the role of facilitating and coordinating the civilian strands ... Read entire post »

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