GBA SHORT COURSE

GENDER BASED ANALYSIS FOR CLIMATE CHANGE AND VECTOR BORNE DISEASE ONLINE SHORT COURSE

FEBRUARY 22 – MARCH 26, 2021

BACKGROUND

The University of Ghana, School of Public Health, with support from TDR, the Special Programme for Research and Training in Tropical Diseases, has developed an online course aimed at developing skills in gender-based analysis (GBA) for vector-borne diseases and climate change research. The GBA short course is designed to strengthen capacity among Public Health researchers, practitioners, programmers and policy makers across the African continent towards improved design and implementation of gender-sensitive health policies, projects and research.

This course adopts innovative global classroom approaches to provide a holistic and detailed understanding of how gender norms, roles and relations influence people’s (including women and men, boys and girls in all their diversity) susceptibility to different health conditions such as vector-borne diseases. The GBA course provides understanding on how gender-related aspects influence women’s and men’s responses and coping mechanisms to climate change and vector-borne diseases. The course begins with an introduction to the definition of gender, gender terms and concepts as distinct from biological differences between males and females. Participants will be introduced to various gender analysis frameworks and how these frameworks could be applied to the domain of VBDs, climate change and public health programming in general. Furthermore, participants will learn to distinguish between sex-disaggregated data and gender-analyzed data and to classify different vulnerabilities, risks and exposures under a changing climate. Participants will also be introduced to the various gender-related health and socio-economic adaptation strategies associated with climate change and VBDs, as well as gender considerations in programme and policy formulation.

The course is comprised of five (5) modules and is offered over a 25-working day period. On average, four (4) days have been assigned for completion of each module and the course assignment.

Deadline for submission of application: February 12th, 2021 at 17:00 GMT.

Please find the link to apply: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfxMbB9GdIIn9hjtWaKIEzxyY7HuDS1M2GfMJWcNEsrixtAKg/viewform