Outreach

  • Seminar/Workshops: Regular seminars and workshops are organized to generate discussions on current theoretical and practical gender issues and to network with scholars and practitioners in gender and development.
  • Conferences: GDS also organized several regional and international conferences.
  • Training/Short Courses: GDS has conducted gender training for students, scholars, researchers and practitioners upon request from various regional and international organizations and academic institutes. There is an increasing demand for short-term training courses on various conceptual, organizational and research-related aspects of gender and development. GDS packages courses that include lectures, field visit and whenever necessary, facilitate short internships through its network of international organizations in the region.
  • Advisory Services and Technical Assistance: As part of outreach activities, GDS provides technical assistance to bilateral and multilateral development agencies by contributing to their human resources development through capacity-building activities and programs. Thus, GDS faculty and staff have been engaged by organizations such as the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD), Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA), OXFAM GB, Oxfam America, DFID/IDRC, International Labor Organization (ILO), Food & Agriculture Organization (FAO), International Development Research Centre (IDRC), Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA) and Action Aid Asia for technical assistance in capacity-building activities and intervention agendas.
  • Networking: Networking is seen as an important component of GDS activities. GDS gains partners and stays up to date with the current challenges addressing theory and practice on gender and development, which translates into a stronger curriculum. GDS has developed contacts and in some cases collaboration with over 200 local, national, regional and international organizations/institutions. On the other hand, GDS is aiming at being an important partner to regional institutions. GDS receives numerous requests for training, exchange, research and information dissemination on gender and development in the region.