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Professional Development Programme for Gender Trainers (PDPGT)

KIT (Royal Tropical Institute)

Certificate / Diploma Short course Amsterdam

Course description

Qualification Certificate
Field of study Humanities, social sciences, communication and arts
Course summary Six-month certified programme with overall programme purpose to reposition training for gender equality as strategy to challenge and engender mainstream development and support the achievement of SDGs
Course description Using a combination of lectures, guest presentations and practical activities and assignments, the programme strengthens trainers’ capacities in three inter-related domains: conceptual depth and clarity, feminist practices and trainign skills and methods. The programme employs blended design including face-to-face workshops, virtual seminars as well as mentoring and networking and works in a co-creation process with experienced gender trainers from both the global south and north.
Study subjects 1. face-to-face workshops (two week long workshops held in Amsterdam, the Netherlands). These include lectures, guest presentations and practical activities and assignments to strenghten trainers' capacities. 2. virtual seminars 3. Online and face-to-face mentoring and networking
Course objectives Participants will: 1) Have sharpened their training skills and knowledge of gender and development concepts as a gender equality trainer, 2) Be able to better employ learning and knowledge strategies, 3) Be able to re-claim training for gender equality as a political feminist process, 4) Have renewed energy as a gender equality trainer and commitment to gender training as a transformatory process.
ECTS credits 0.00
Duration 6 month(s)
Language of instruction English
Instruction modes group assignment, group discussion, lecture, self evaluation, workshop
Accreditation -

About the institution

Department KIT Gender, UNW Training Centre
Information about the institution KIT is a not-for-profit knowledge and expertise organisation for international and intercultural cooperation. Through master programmes, short courses and institutional support, KIT equips health professionals to be leaders in addressing public health challenges around the world. KIT has offered training programs on international public health since 1963. Currently this includes two International Masters Programs and a wide range of short courses and online courses. The courses respond to current global developments in the health field. KIT’s courses are known for their practical applicability, the multidisciplinary approach and the interactive, participatory training methods. Courses at KIT are followed by health professionals from all over the world. KIT’s Masters courses are given in cooperation with the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam (VU) and are accredited the Dutch Flemish Accreditation Organisation (NVAO). In addition advanced courses are all accredited by TropEd, an international network of institutions for higher education in international health.


Admission requirements
  1. Have a minimum of three years of training experience on gender issues. Have knowledge of gender and development and gender in public policy. Have an institutional affiliation/experience: UN agencies, international and national NGOs, national governments, academia, etc. Demonstrate commitment to completing the six-month process of professional development.
Language requirements
IELTS listening 6.0
IELTS overall band 6.0
IELTS reading 6.0
IELTS speaking 6.0
IELTS writing 6.0
TOEFL computer based 213
TOEFL internet based 80
TOEFL paper based 5.5
Professional experience required -
Duration 6 month(s)
Application deadlines
Start date EU/EEA Students Non-EU/EEA students
20 Oct 2019 1 May 2019 1 May 2019
Tuition fees
Year EU/EEA Non-EU/EEA Institutional
2019 (PT)n.a.€ 4950n.a.

In short, the following rules apply:

  • The “EU/EEA rate” is the regular fee for students from within the EU/EEA.
  • The “non-EU/EEA rate” is the rate for students from outside the EU/EEA.
  • The “institutional rate” is for all students who have already obtained a bachelor’s or master’s degree and who want to start a second programme leading to a degree at the same level or at a lower level.
  • Note that FT, PT and D stand for "full-time", "part-time" and "dual", respectively.

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