The Gender Academy is among the flagship and most iconic events at the International Training Centre of the ILO in Turin. As the first of its kind back in 2011, and held every 2 years, it has trained around 800 participants across regions. For the very first time, in collaboration with ILO Regional office for Asia and the Pacific, the ITC-ILO is taking the Academy outside of Turin, with a specific focus on the Asia-Pacific Region!
Learn from experts and working professionals, tap into their knowledge and experience.
Engage, experiment and co-create knowledge with fellow participants and trainers.
Expand your network of gender practitioners in the region and partner up to find solutions to common challenges.
Gender equality is fundamental to delivering on the promise of the 2030 Sustainable Development Agenda. The benefits, the business case and the evidence are widely available for advancing gender equality in the world of work. Yet, important and hard-won gender equality and diversity inclusion gains appear to be at risk. Further, the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic has threatened the livelihoods of millions of workers, increased gender gaps and pushed vulnerable groups farther away from decent work.
How can we step-up actions to achieve gender equality and diversity inclusion, which are essential to deliver on the 2030 Agenda in Asia and the Pacific?
The Academy offers a forum to learn from high-level experts at the local, regional and international levels, discuss and share experiences with fellow practitioners and experiment with approaches and innovative methodologies.
The Academy is designed for development professionals who are responsible for advancing gender equality and women’s socio-economic empowerment, including:
A combination of plenary lectures, panel discussions and keynote speeches will guide you through a transformative agenda for gender equality and women’s empowerment in the world of work.
At the same time, you will also be able to customize your learning journey by choosing among a variety of parallel elective workshops, designed as stand-alone units of one training day, but also “stackable” in a modular structure.
To learn more about the topics covered and the training schedule, download the infonote at the top of this page
At the end of this intensive and fast-paced event, you will be equipped to:
An ITCILO Certificate of Participation will be awarded upon satisfactory completion of the assessment of knowledge and competencies acquired.
The Academy will allow you to:
The deadline for candidatures is 28 October 2022
Applications should be submitted by clicking on the button “Apply now” at the top of this page, and filling in the online form.
Please note that only applications attaching an endorsement and/or sponsorship letter will be taken into consideration. The letter should be written on the organisation’s letterhead and signed by your supervisor, line manager or in any case by the person making decisions about your professional training and development. If you are self-employed and/or you will be sponsoring your participation with your own funds, please attach a letter written and signed by yourself briefly explaining your professional interest in the event.
Partial fellowships are available for worthy candidates from ODA receiving countries (Official Development Assistance). Consult the updated recipients’ list here
If you are applying for funding, please specify so in your application form under “Funding”.
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 and non-discrimination. Applications from all genders and identities are therefore encouraged, and the selection process will be responsive to both gender and diversity concerns.
Also, if you require special accommodation in order to participate in the Academy, whether due to impairment and/or care and family responsibilities, please do get in touch with the secretariat by hitting the button “email us” right below.