Professional Online Training Course on Inequalities

Professional Online Training Course on Inequalities

Why is this course relevant?

Reducing inequalities is both a stand-alone and cross-cutting objective in the implementation of the 2030 Agenda. Inequality is a multidimensional phenomenon with profound economic, social and environmental impacts. Countries are now increasingly aware of the negative consequences of inequalities and are trying to develop adequate and efficient policy responses.

The aim of the Professional Online Training Course on Inequalities is to promote high-level knowledge transfer on inequalities and provide a platform for discussion. In the training course causes, consequences and current trends of inequalities will be presented and looked at from different fields and perspectives. Furthermore, the training course contends to discuss concrete policies and policy recommendations to contribute to a more efficient reduction of inequalities.

The training course is organized by Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit GmbH (GIZ) on behalf of the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ).

Who is it for?

We invite policy makers who are highly interested in the topic of reducing inequalities to participate and share their own perspectives on redressing inequalities. The training course addresses issues and policies relevant for policy makers from Africa, Asia and Latin America. The course format benefits from participants with diverse sectoral and regional backgrounds working at different levels. Fluency in English is crucial in participation in the course.

What to expect?

The course combines traditional lectures with peer learning sessions. Inputs include both theoretical elements and case studies, while peer learning sessions involve the exchange of experiences in small groups and open discussion rounds. A high-level of knowledge transfer will be ensured by engaging international experts consisting of both renowned academics and professionals with expertise in the field. The training course will cover a variety of topics related to reducing inequalities: concepts, measures, types of inequalities, the trends and drivers, financial inclusion and taxation, trade and labour market policies as well as social protection and gender inequality.

During the training, participants will be actively involved in the course sessions by participating in group discussions. Participants will also contribute actively to the course through knowledge-sharing session. A moderator specialised in digital facilitation will accompany the group throughout the whole training course.

When and how long?

The Professional Online Training Course on Inequalities is structured around 11 weekly sessions combining traditional lectures with peer learning sessions. Each session will require 2 hours of time. The course is conducted twice a year including one training timely convenient for policy makers from Asia and Africa and another one timely convenient for policy makers from Latin America and Africa.

The next online training course will take place from 29 September to 08 December 2022 every Thursday from 13:00 – 15:00 (UCT+0).

If you are interested in applying please use our online application form by hitting the “Apply Now” button below or above. Ideally, applications will be submitted until 09 September 2022. As an orientation, you can find the programme of last year’s edition here. Participation in the course is free of charge.

Please do not hesitate to contact us in case you have any questions.