|Balancing the Scales - Facilitators' manual (Ministry of Gender, Labor and Social Development - Uganda, 1999, 50 p.)|
|Session 1: Introductions - Two ways of starting a workshop: The Pairs Exercise and Whats In Your Pocket?|
|Session 2: Orientation - An issue-identifying activity|
|Session 3: Opening - The official presentation by the chief guest|
|Session 4: Attitudes towards Gender - Exploring participants views|
|Session 5: Gender Concepts - All-important terms|
|Session 6: Identifying Gender Issues - A theatrical lesson|
|Session 7: Reflection - A review of definitions and issues|
|Session 8: Evaluation - Arrangements for daily feedback sessions|
|Session 9: Recap - The daily review|
|Session 10: Gender Facts, Figures and Opinions - A situation analysis|
|Session 11: The Policy Environment - Case studies from Uganda|
|Session 12: Gender Analysis - Introducing a vital set of tools|
|Session 13: Daily Activity Profile - A tool for gender analysis|
|Session 14: Matrices for Analysis - Roles, access and control, and planning|
|Session 15: Practical and Strategic Gender Needs - A mini case-study|
|Session 16: Gender Equality and Empowerment Framework - A matrix|
|Session 17: Gender Issues in the Workplace - Case studies|
|Session 18: Recap - Review of Day Two|
|Session 19: Gender Issues in Management - Practical gender issues in the workplace|
|Session 20: Gender Responsive Policy Making - Sectoral policies and action plans|
|Session 21: Gender Responsive Planning - Introducing a set of planning tools|
|Session 22: Monitoring and Evaluation - Checking the progress of gender policies|
|Session 23: Workshop Conclusion - A review of lessons learnt|
|Annex - Evaluation Questionnaire|
The overall objective of the MGLSDs training programmes is to enhance the institutional gender-responsive planning and management skills necessary for supporting the effective implementation of government development policies.
The specific objectives of the national-level gender training workshops are:
To increase awareness of senior officials in line ministries of the importance of gender issues in achieving government development objectives.
To enhance the partnership between the MGLSD and other ministries in order to facilitate the development and implementation of gender-responsive policies and programmes.
To provide an opportunity for developing a common language and perspective for defining and fostering gender-focused development approaches.
To strengthen the gender sensitivity of senior civil servants so that they can oversee the integration of gender-sensitive policies and programmes in their ministries.