Gender Mainstreaming of Strategic Planning Training Organized

In order to bring the process of gender mainstreaming closer to civil servants working on the design and implementation of strategic planning, on April 8 in Kolašin, we held a training ”Strategic Planning for Gender Equality”.

Project Coordinator, Nikoleta Pavićević, said that the training was intended primarily for officials who attended the Education Program for Professional Development of Civil Servants for Strategic Planning, and that it is an effort of the Institute Alternative to upgrade existing knowledge and skills in this area.

During the Training, the participants had the opportunity to learn about:

  • Gender Mainstreaming Tools and their application in practice;
  • Gender Statistics and Gender Analysis in Strategic Planning;
  • Gender Analysis in sectors;
  • Formulating Gender-Responsive and transformative strategy objectives.

The training brought together 16 participants working on strategic planning, who had the opportunity to gain knowledge about gender mainstreaming as an approach in creating, implementing, monitoring and evaluating public policies. Višnja Baćanović, an expert in this field, led the training by combining a theoretical approach and working in groups on existing strategies, such as the Smart Specialization Strategy.

As the most useful training modules, participants in the evaluations highlight:

”Gender statistics and gender analysis, interactive approach throughout the Training and shared experiences and examples”; as well as ”defining the gender dimension when setting strategic goals”.

Civil servants from the Ministry of Health, Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Water Management, Ministry of Economic Development, Ministry of Ecology, Spatial Planning and Urbanism, Ministry of Justice, Human and Minority Rights, Ministry of Public Administration, Digital Society and Media, Ministry of Education, Science, Culture and Sports, Human Resources Management Authority and the Office for European Integration – have successfully completed the training on gender mainstreaming of strategic planning.

The training was organized by the Institute Alternative, within the project ”Empowered: Public Policies for Gender Equality”, which we are implementing with the support of the Ministry of Justice, Human and Minority Rights of Montenegro.


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