In 2023, more than 351 million people worldwide will need humanitarian assistance (OCHA, 2023). The commitment to leave no one behind requires strengthened inclusive and gender-responsive programmes as vulnerabilities increase and socio-cultural norms break down during crises and emergencies.

The workshop will look at how we can strengthen humanitarian and development interventions to be effective, safe, locally owned and leave no one behind. We will explore relevant information for gender-responsive programming through the lens of different gender mainstreaming and integration strategies and key institutional approaches.

An important theme will be how gender analysis, contextual information and knowledge of roles, cultural and social norms can influence decision-making, intervention design and programme implementation to address gender-based violence and promote social inclusion. The training will adopt a participatory methodology, use practical examples and encourage networking and sharing of experiences in order to include different perspectives and make the sessions relevant to different working contexts.

The Trainers

Salume Ofwono is a gender expert and community development practitioner with over 15 years’ experience in Uganda, Kenya and South Sudan. She holds a Master’s Degree in Development Studies and uses different tools such as Rights Based Approach to Development (RBA), Gender Analysis, Results Based Management, and Participatory Monitoring and Evaluation methods to advance gender mainstreaming, analysis and advocacy for the prevention of gender-based violence at all levels. Salume trains women at grassroots, national and international levels to effectively engage in leadership, accountability and peace building processes.

Beate Farukuoye is a graduate of the University of Vienna, Austria with a BSc in Psychology and she holds an MSc in Risk, Crisis and Disaster Management from the University of Leicester, UK.  She has 20 years’ experience in the NGO sector, in programming, capacity building and resource development. Since 2018 she works in Kenya and Uganda with national organisations, focusing on project development and implementation as well as to strengthen governance processes and the adoption of gender, safeguarding and protection policies in national organisations and through worldwide networks.


Please apply by 10 November 2023.

The number of participants is limited to 20. Participants will be selected based on gender balance and organisational background, with preference given to Austrian humanitarian member organisations of Global responsibility. 

You will be informed about your application status by 15 November at the latest. The training is free of charge for participants. However, please note that selected candidates who do not attend at least 80% of the course time will be charged EUR 100,-.

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