The Resource Equity’s Women’s Land Rights Institute is now accepting applications for the second online course for 2021.
This is a 10-week, online course that explores what works (or what can work) to meaningfully address gender inequality in land tenure governance and systems. There are around 16 students per cohort. Classes run weekly for 90 minutes, and will begin in September.
The course was designed to promote dialogue among students and with course leaders, and also to provide a strong evidentiary basis for promoting change. It integrates concepts and theory but is heavily geared towards practice so that by the end of the course, participants will know how to analyze gender issues in laws, policies, and programs; understand what has/could work to address those issues in a real way; and know how to design policy and program solutions that equally serve women’s and men’s interests and needs from land and resource reforms.
Applications are accepted from anyone who is interested. Past participants have included staff from international, national, and regional NGOs working on land rights or women’s rights; civil society actors interested in women and land/natural resources; government staff in land and resource governance roles; donors working in the space; or gender focal points on large land- and resource-related projects.
Past participants seem to agree that one of the things that they benefited most from was the exchange and interaction, where they could learn from others who are working on similar issues (from different perspectives) in other countries. The course was designed to allow for this interaction. You can hear from past students here (more videos are added weekly so keep checking back).
Tuition assistance/scholarships, assistance with technology access, and translation can be available on as needed basis for qualified candidates (this is explained more in the application packet).
You can learn more about the course, hear from past students, and learn how to apply here: https://resourceequity.org/institute/.
Applications for the September course close on July 23, 2021.
You can contact the course coordinator if you have any questions.