Training Course on Gender Integration in Food and Nutrition Security


5 December 2016 – 9 December 2016 | Nairobi, Kenya

Indepth Research Centre


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Women in developing countries play a crucial role in meeting the food and nutrition needs of their families through the three pillars of food security which are; food production, economic access to food, and nutrition security. Despite women's importance, they are constrained by lower access to land, credit and extension advice, as well as by domestic responsibilities. These constraints have consequences for productivity, efficiency and environmental sustainability. To address these, different approaches can be taken to make the design of agricultural projects gender-sensitive.


This course provides guidance on how to design and implement agriculture policies and programmes that are gender-responsive, sustainable, contributing to gender equality, and therefore able to improve food and nutrition security.





5 days        





At the end of the training, the learner will be able to:

  • Understand the gender-differentiated roles in agriculture and food security.
  • Understand the gender-differentiated impacts in agriculture and food security.
  • Identify the gender gaps in the agricultural sector that make women particularly vulnerable to food insecurity as well as show they hinder agricultural development in rural communities.
  • Identify appropriate responses to close the gender gap in the agricultural sector in order to achieve gender equality and food security.
  • Understand the need and options for integrating of gender perspectives into agricultural and food security policies.
  • Understand and minimize gender barriers in the food industry.





Overview of gender concepts and principles

  • Closing the gender gap in the food industry
  • Gender roles in a vibrant food and nutritional security
  • Gender discrimination and gender equality
  • Gender dimensions of food and nutrition security


Gender Access to:

  • Quality extension services
  • Agricultural land
  • Markets and  finances
  • Household's food


Gender in food and nutrition security policy and legislation

  • International commitments on gender equality
  • Gender statistics for informing policy and legislation
  • Producing gender statistics
  • Formulating gender-responsive food and nutrition security policies
  • Translating national food and nutrition security policies into a gender-responsive plan of action
  • Gender advocacy for food and nutrition security


Gender in food and nutrition security programming

  • Conducting a gender analysis for programme design
  • Designing gender-responsive food and nutrition security projects and programmes
  • Gender and programme implementation
  • Addressing gender in organizations working on food and nutrition security


Gender-sensitive monitoring and evaluation for food and nutrition security

  • Introduction to M&E in Gender and food security
  • Prioritizing gender in M&E plans
  • Exploring gender in M&E plans in nutrition
  • Selecting indicators to measure gender related outputs and outcomes
  • Gender considerations for data collection, interpretation and use
  • Impact of food distribution on genders’ vulnerability





Participants should be reasonably proficient in English. Applicants must live up to Indepth Research Services (IRES) admission criteria.





The instructor led trainings are delivered using a blended learning approach and comprises of presentations, guided sessions of practical exercise, web based tutorials and group work. Our facilitators are seasoned industry experts with years of experience, working as professional and trainers in these fields.


All facilitation and course materials will be offered in English. The participants should be reasonably proficient in English.





Upon successful completion of this training, participants will be issued with an Indepth Research Services (IRES) certificate.





The training is residential and will be held at IRES Training Centre. The course fee covers the course tuition, training materials, two break refreshments, lunch, and study visits.


All participants will additionally cater for their, travel expenses, visa application, insurance, and other personal expenses.





Accommodation is arranged upon request. For reservations contact the Training Officer.


Mob: +254 715 077 817

Tel: 020 211 3814





This training can also be customized for your institution upon request to a minimum of 4 participants. You can have it delivered in our training centre or at a convenient location.


For further inquiries, please contact us on Tel: +254 715 077 817, +254 (020) 211 3814 or mail





Payment should be transferred to IRES account through bank on or before C.O.B28thNovember 2016

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