ILO PGA Certification Programme for Asia

ILO PGA Certification Programme for Asia
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ILO PGA Certification Programme for Asia

18 November–20 December 2024
The course is available in English
Introduction to the course

The ILO Participatory Gender Audit (PGA) is a powerful tool for introducing and managing institutional change. It is a participatory method of promoting institutional learning and reinforcing organization's collective capacity to analyse its activities from a gender perspective, verifying its achievements and its challenges. The PGA Certification Programme is a transformative learning process that yields knowledge, techniques and tools to certify gender-sensitive analytical skills. The ultimate goal is to raise institutional awareness on gender issues to promote a change in attitudes and behaviour from within.

Who attends this course?

The training is designed to people with gender expertise interested in strengthening their capacities in the implementation and facilitation of institutional diagnostics applying the ILO methodology as a tool to strengthen gender mainstreaming in organisations, enterprises, policies and social actors' agendas. The course is also aimed to representatives from governments and public authorities, employers and workers organizations, equal opportunity units, academics, United Nations and civil-society staff, gender experts and professional working on gender, diversity, inclusion and organizational change.


Thank you for the wonderful learning journey over the past few months. The depth and breadth of knowledge shared/acquired, the opportunity to collaborate with people from across the world, engage in critical reflection, and most importantly, grow in self-awareness, were for me the highlights of the course. Gratitude to the entire team for making it such a seamless experience for us, so well-coordinated and delivered...every step of the way. Your support was amazing!

Irma Zaidi
Head, Donor Partnerships & Communications Centre for Intrinsic Motivation (CIM), India
Overall objective


The ILO PGA Certification will ensure high quality standards for facilitators implementing the PGA and will provide guarantees to organizations undergoing a PGA that the certified PGA Facilitators are meeting or exceeding the quality standards set out by the ILO and the ITCILO.

The certification will provide Facilitators with a specific set of know-what and know-how competences, such as:

  • Applying a gender perspective to analytical work;
  • Detecting and mapping discrimination at work;
  • Identifying strategies for advocacy and capacity-building in promoting inclusive workplaces;
  • Improving communication competence and organizational capacity to form a coordinated Gender Audit team;
  • Analysing accountability, evaluation and monitoring systems and instruments in place for gender equality and change management;
  • Identifying new challenges and possible improvements.

Certified PGA Facilitators will have access to:

  • All PGA course materials, case studies, training tools and reference materials;
  • A network of already Certified PGA Facilitators from around the world who support each other in delivery and identifying professional opportunities;
  • Preferential access to future PGA curricula and ILO referrals.


The certification process is a valuable professional development experience in itself. However, any person who participates in the Certification process, regardless of whether the candidate is ultimately certified, will have had an opportunity to learn new training techniques and to strengthen areas of technical weakness.



The training and the certification will be carried out by gender experts that have applied the ILO PGA methodology, ran audits and are expert trainers. They have a wide experience in directly assisting national and international institutions worldwide on how to mainstream gender in development programmes and organizations/enterprises.


Your dedication and expertise are truly commendable, and I feel fortunate to have been a part of this enriching experience. The course has not only expanded my knowledge but has also provided me with practical skills that I can apply in my professional life.

Mustafa Haid
Senior Advisor, Gender and Media Development, Syria
Application portfolio

Only complete application portfolio will be reviewed. It must include:

  • The complete online application form (available HERE);
  • A short original essay maximum of 500 words describing gender mainstreaming challenges in the applicant’s own organization (if this is not possible describe main challenges in general) and why obtaining the Certification would be a benefit to their work.


If you have a sponsor please include the supporting letter from the sponsoring/funding institution in your application form. Incomplete files will not be considered.

As an organization dedicated to fundamental human rights and social justice, the ILO is taking a leading role in international efforts to promote gender equality. In line with this ILO focus, men are particularly welcome in this Certification Programme.

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