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Professional Development Programme for Gender Trainers

KIT Royal Tropical Institute and the UN Women Training Centre established the certificate Professional Development Programme for Gender Trainers (PDPGT) in a response to the growing need for gender capacity strengthening and the absence of formal professional development of gender trainers.

The programme is the first of its kind

The PDPGT aims to reposition training as a feminist-knowledge process to challenge and engender mainstream development and support the achievement of the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals.

Participants engage in professional development courses over a six-month period, both in person and virtually, which covers three domains of knowledge and capacities:

The curriculum is based on KIT’s 20 years of experience in gender training, critical gender training reviews and evaluations as well as our publishing and convening efforts on gender training as a transformatory process. The content is co-designed with renowned gender experts and participants and is based on empirical studies of gender trainers and training.

A diverse group of participants 

In 2018, all 25 participants, drawn from over 250 applications from over 35 countries, completed their professional development journey. Over 30 participants have registered for the 2018/2019 offering.


If you are interested in finding out more about the course content and would like to meet the trainers and two alumni, you can watch the recording of our webinar with UN Women Training Centre which took place on the 7th of October 2021.


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See also

  • Feminist Edge

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    • Programme

    Feminist Edge is a Professional Development Programme for Gender Trainers. It focusses on the practice and theory of gender training.

  • BRAC Gender Training Review

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    The review covered 10 years of BRAC gender training that covered some 25,000 staff in order to recommend changes in its training programme as part of BRAC’s new programme strategy (2016-2020). Outline of the review KIT undertook a review of BRAC’s gender training that increased the organization’s Understanding of how BRAC’s gender training is positioned […]

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    KIT Royal Tropical Institute provides tailor-made training to clients such as educational and research institutes, NGOs and local or national governments and ministries across the globe. Our programmes are specifically designed to address the unique objectives and capacities of the requesting organisation.

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