Project Gender O›fficers, Project O›fficers, Operation Off›icers, Project Desk Off›icers, Project Directors, Managers and Coordinators, Project Supervisory Authorities, Off›icers involved in Social Safety Net Programmes & Projects, Ministry Off›icials involved in Social Protection Programmes, M&E Off›icers, Projects/ Programmes Management Teams, Non-Governmental and Community Based Organisations (NGOs/CBOs), Faith-Based Organisations and other organisations involved in designing and implementing development programmes.


Development practitioners have realized that their interventions have not yielded the desired results partly due to non-involvement of women and the vulnerable groups in development programmes. Experience has shown that this is partly because their problems and needs have not been adequately addressed. This highlights a need for gender considerations and involvement of vulnerable groups in all aspects of development programmes / interventions.
These interventions when not efficiently targeted, exclude vulnerable groups who represent the highest number of the poorest of the poor in any society.
Scarce resources and the fear of identifying vulnerable individuals who are more than available resources are two significant factors in the efficient identification of vulnerable groups. However, there are increasing pressures on agencies to target the services they provide at the identified beneficiaries of their projects especially the poorest of the poor. Consequently, many institutions are now realizing the need and the benefits of proactively identifying latent vulnerable groups and targeting their welfare. For social assistance to work best, it needs to be received by households who need it most.

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Increased investments in rural health, education and training, in conjunction with relevant programs, combine to form a key tool to reduce vulnerability, because healthier and more educated people are usually able to adjust more quickly to changing circumstances.
In light of the foregoing, this workshop is designed to equip participants with knowledge and skills required for adequate gender mainstreaming and identifying, targeting and managing vulnerable groups in development

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

  • apply basic gender and the vulnerable groups’ concepts
  • collect, analyze and report gender specific data 
  • incorporate gender issues and the vulnerable groups into development programmes
  • identify subgroups among the poor, especially those at risk of exclusion 
  • Develop project process and procedures to promote the participation of VGs
  • implement participatory techniques that can help facilitate gender mainstreaming and involvement of VGs
  • apply expertise in working with VGs and using participatory techniques
  • ensure local institutions are more responsive to and inclusive of VGs 
  • efficiently design and target appropriate policies and interventions that are pro-poor
  • design specific indicators related to these groups in monitoring and evaluation systems, and involve all stakeholders in monitoring and evaluation
  • employ strategies that actively involve VGs in the decision-making, maintenance and management of community projects; and
  • develop an identification and targeting approach which includes most of the poor and vulnerable while minimizing leakage to the rich.
  • Concepts and Tools of Gender and Vulnerable Groups Mainstreaming
  • Collection, Analysis, Reporting and Presentation of Gender Statistics
  • Incorporating Gender and Vulnerable Groups Issues into Development Programmes
  • Result-Driven Approaches for Targeting Vulnerable Individuals and Households
  • Participatory Approaches for Promoting the Involvement of VGs
  • Design of Indicators for Benchmarking Involvement of VGs
  • M&E of VGs Involvement in Community Projects
  • Partnership and Ownership Building by VGs of Community Driven Projects
  • Community Strategies & Techniques to Ensure Participation of VGs in Development Project
  • Strategies for Mainstreaming Gender and Vulnerable Groups into development interventions
  • Gender Issues in Management
  • Gender and Vulnerable Groups Advocacy
  • Gender Awareness Planning and Control

1st Run: 12th – 16th FEB, 2018 (ONE WEEK) | 12th – 23rd FEB, 2018 (TWO WEEKS)

2nd Run: 16th – 20th APR, 2018 (ONE WEEK) | 16th – 27th APR, 2018 (TWO WEEKS)

3rd Run: 25th – 29th JUN, 2018 (ONE WEEK) | 25th JUN – 6th JUL, 2018 (TWO WEEKS)

4th Run: 27th – 31st AUG, 2018 (ONE WEEK) | 27th AUG – 7th SEPT, 2018 (TWO WEEKS)

5th Run: 15th – 19th OCT, 2018 (ONE WEEK) | 15th – 26th OCT, 2018 (TWO WEEKS)

6th Run: 17th – 21st DEC, 2018 (ONE WEEK)

| IBADAN (ONE WEEK) | 150,000 Naira Per Participant

| IBADAN (TWO WEEKS) | 300,000 Naira Per Participant

| OUTSIDE IBADAN (ONE WEEK) | 200,000 Naira Per Participant

| OUTSIDE IBADAN (TWO WEEKS) | 400,000 Naira Per Participant