ILO Participatory Gender Audit Certification Programme

ILO Participatory Gender Audit Certification Programme

ILO Participatory Gender Audit Certification Programme

11 Noviembre–12 Diciembre 2024
El curso está disponible en English
Presentación del curso

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 an organization's collective capacity to analyse its activities from a gender perspective, verifying its achievements and deficiencies. The PGA Certification Progamme is a transformative learning process that yields knowledge, techniques and tools to certifiy gender-sensitive analitical skills. The ultimate goal is to raise institutional awareness on gender issues in order to promote a change in attitudes and behaviour from within.

¿Quiénes participan en este curso?

Governmental, United Nations and civil-society staff, gender experts and specialists from organizations and enterprises, and professional candidates working on gender mainstreaming.

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 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 placefor gender equality and change management;
  • identifying new challenges and possible improvements.


Certified facilitators will have access to:

  • all PGA course materials, case studies, training tools and reference materials;
  • a network of certified facilitators from around the world who support each other in delivery and in the identification of 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.

Application portfolio

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

  • the complete online application (available at:;
  • 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 an added value to their work.
Cost of participation

Tuition €2,995

Subsistence €1,225

Total €4,220


Payment modalities

Tuition must be paid in advance before the beginning of the course by the participant.

Payments by bank transfer, should be made to:

International Training Centre of the ILO

Account no. 560002

Bank: Intesa San Paolo Ag. 523

IBAN: IT96 G 03069 09214 100000560002


Address: Viale Maestri del Lavoro 10, 10127 Turin, Italy

Note: on the bank transfer form, the participant’s name and the course code should be stated.

For payments by credit card, please e-mail to


The deadline for candidatures is 21 October 2024.

If you have a sponsor please include the supporting letter from the sponsoring/funding institution.

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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