Thank you for your interest in the first edition of our online course on Trade and Gender, to be held January 19 to March 8, 2015.
In an effort to enhance the knowledge about the links between trade and gender among stakeholders in developing and transition countries, the UNCTAD Virtual Institute (Vi) and the UNCTAD Trade, Gender and Development Section pooled their expertise to develop an online course on trade and gender. The course is based on Volume 1 of the jointly developed Vi teaching material on trade and gender, titled "Unfolding the links."
The course targets academics (from universities and research centres), policymakers and representatives of civil society in developing and transition countries involved in research, teaching, policy formulation and implementation, or field work in the area of trade and gender. Qualified women candidates, as well as candidates from sub-Saharan Africa and the least developed countries, are particularly encouraged to apply.
Applicants must hold a Master's degree in Economics, Law, Political Science or related area, as well as excellent knowledge of English.
Thanks to the support from the Government of Finland, the selected participants will be exempt from the fees associated with access to the course and the e-tutoring services provided. Participants will also receive the course materials on a DVD free-of-charge.
Participants with passing grades in the course will receive a certificate of completion. Top course graduates will become part of the UNCTAD trade and gender consultancy roster, and may be considered for future assignments in this area and/or participation in intergovernmental meetings on trade and gender organized by UNCTAD.
Top course graduates from academic institutions in the least developed and lower-income countries of sub-Saharan Africa, who hold a Master's degree in Economics and possess knowledge of statistics/econometrics and basics of the statistical software Stata, will be considered for participation in a follow-up five-day regional workshop on trade and gender. This workshop, building on the online course, will focus on the use of quantitative methods in trade and gender research. Successful participants of the workshop will subsequently be able to apply for financial support and mentoring in the development of papers on trade and gender issues of policy relevance to their countries.
The deadline for applications is December 1.