Gender, Age and Disability Programming

Date: 23 - 24 Mar 2017
Length: 2 days
Location: Yangon, Myanmar
Residential: No


About the course:

This two-day course will introduce inclusivity in humanitarian action and will provide the knowledge and tools to help mainstream gender, age and disability into interventions so that organisations and individuals can understand the reality of meeting minimum standards of inclusion.

Beginning with an assessment of factors that contribute to exclusion in relief work, participants are introduced to the Core Humanitarian Standards and Minimum Standards for Age and Disability Inclusion in Humanitarian Action and explore how these can and should be applied in humanitarian responses. Participants will look both at factors that lead to exclusion in programming and how inclusion can be incorporated into project design and implementation. Day two looks at data collection methods designed to sample sex, age, and disability disaggregated data and how this data can lead to more inclusive disaster responses. We conclude by exploring the need for advocacy on an organisational and programmatic level and look at how to achieve effective mainstreaming communications. Participants on this course will gain an understanding of sector-specific inclusivity issues and is ideal for staff interested in promoting GAD awareness in their programming, however, no prior experience working with inclusivity is necessary.

An Overview of the Certificate in the Essentials of Humanitarian Practice Training Course
What does the course cover?

  • Exclusion factors
  • Core Humanitarian Standard
  • Minimum Standards for Age and Disability Inclusion in Humanitarian Action
  • Inclusion in the project cycle
  • Inclusive data collection
  • Social assessment
  • Equality programming
  • Advocacy

By the end of the course you will be able to:


  • Describe ways older people and people with disabilities, men and women, girls and boys are treated differently due to socially constructed roles and barriers
  • Describe the minimum standards and list examples of inclusion standards, including how to prioritize standards they need to address in their work
  • Identify key areas where priorities for different genders, persons with disability and older people can be integrated into humanitarian response 
  • Design a proposal considering gender, age, and disabilities in an emergency situation
  • List methods, tools, and sources for collecting sex, age, and disability disaggregated data
  • Explain how social assessments are a tool for protection and list their benefits in humanitarian programming
  • List best practise for inclusive response, including local capacity building

Who should attend?

The course is primarily aimed at humanitarian personnel who do or will have a programming role in emergency situations. It is also relevant for project managers and other humanitarian staff looking to expand their knowledge and skills in inclusive programming. .

Course structure:

Registration will take place from 8.45 am on the first day. The course will run from 9 am to 5 pm pm on day 1, and from 9am to 5.30 pm on day 2. Each day is broken up into four sessions, separated by an hour lunch break and coffee/ tea breaks in the morning and afternoon.  From the second day, each day begins with a review of the topics covered the previous day to ensure that the concepts, tools, and frameworks are fully understood. Every day ends with a period of reflection, evaluation, and questions.

Participants will be actively encouraged to engage in classroom discussions, group work and practical exercises. The trainers will draw on both theoretical and practical knowledge in order to make the experience and learning applicable to the realities of humanitarian practice.



The course will be delivered by the following trainers:

Seinn Le Le Htet

Carly Ziska



The fees are inclusive of all training resources, lunch, and refreshments. For further information on pricing bands please click here.


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Early bird fee: Book and pay up to a month in advance to receive a 10% discount through our early bird scheme. 

Discounts are available to organisations and individuals.

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