The Swedish International Centre for Local Democracy has developed the training Gender Mainstreaming Local Democracy. The programme is based on Agenda 2030 and the 17 sustainable development goals. A special focus is placed on goal #5 – gender equality. Every local government participating in the programme is therefore expected to carry out a change process using the gender mainstreaming method.
Gender mainstreaming in Swedish municipalities
Many Swedish municipalities use gender mainstreaming as a strategy for achieving the Swedish government’s gender equality political goals. Gender mainstreaming means that a gender equality assessment must be conducted of all policies that affect the way people live, so that everyone – women and men, girls and boys – can live gender-equal lives.
Information for applicantsThe programme is aimed at governmental officials from local governments in Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda and Zambia. Applicants must be nominated by their local government (municipality/county) and it must be clear in the application that the organisation supports the proposed change process with which the participants of the training intend to work during the training if accepted. This training will give the participants the tools they need and the knowledge required for the optimum development of gender mainstreaming and for bringing about change and institutionalzation within their own local government. The training is aimed at teams consisting of three governmental officials from the same local government. A manager, a gender equality strategist and another strategic function important to the change process. All teams are expected to develop and work with a change process during the training.The change process must be beneficial to the local government and can relate to any service delivery with a gender equality aspect.
More information about the training programme can be found in the attached document. The programme is open for application between June 14th to August 11th 2019.