Gender Equality & Social Inclusion and Gender-responsive Budgeting Training

Program Date

18 Nov 22 Nov 2024

Program Location

Phnom Penh, Cambodia

Program Venue

Samnang Laor Hotel

Registration & Payment Deadline

30 Sep 2024

Program Introduction

Gender equality and social inclusion (GESI) are inevitably linked to the economic, social, and health outcomes of populations. The two are among the key ingredients of sustainable development contributing to overall growth by utilizing society’s full potential. GESI lays the foundations for inclusive policies enhancing the power of excluded, poor, and marginalized.

This training program on Gender Equality & Social Inclusion and Gender-responsive Budgeting in Phnom Penh, Cambodia has been exclusively developed by Risalat to help policymakers and development workers create an enabling environment for gender equality and social inclusion. It equips participants with the essential skills and knowledge required to design and implement equitable projects and programs that are informed by diverse voices and benefit marginalized communities.


Target Audience

This program is aimed at:

  • Development program and project specialists
  • Development Practitioners
  • Government employees working on GESI promotion via development projects.
  • Members of NGOs and INGOs
  • Policymakers

Program Objectives

Upon the successful completion of this exclusive workshop, its delegates shall be able to:

  • Appreciate the importance of gender equality and social inclusion for sustainable development and the maximization of societal, economic, and health benefits for the populations.
  • Perform gender gap analysis for development projects, programs, and policies.
  • Apply GESI mainstreaming framework and tools and enhance skills for their implementation.
  • Participate and contribute to gender-responsive budgeting as well as relevant resource allocation.
  • Analyze opportunities and challenges for the promotion of GESI mainstreaming and transfer relevant knowledge from worldwide best practices to their operational work context.

Program Contents

First Day

  • Gendered norms, roles, and responsibilities
  • Socialization of gender and exclusion
  • Access to systems and services
  • Access to livelihoods and income-generating activities
  • Involvement in decision-making processes
  • Vulnerability, capacity, and exposure to shocks
  • The concept of gender equality and social inclusion (GESI)

Second Day

  • Promoting the inclusion of people with disabilities, older people, and other disadvantaged people in policies and programs
  • GESI mainstreaming
  • Identifying and addressing barriers to GESI
  • Performing gender analysis
  • Gender audit
  • Tools for gender mainstreaming

Third Day

  • Mainstreaming GESI in policy
  • GESI mainstreaming in institutions, programming, and budgeting.
  • Gaps and Disparities in public service delivery
  • Incorporating GESI into program design

Fourth Day

  • Creating gender-responsive budgets (GRB)
  • Allocating funds from the GESI perspective
  • GESI monitoring and evaluation for projects
  • GRB Audit
  • Best practices of GESI and lessons learned from development projects

Fifth Day

Full-Day Practice and Exposure

The last day of the program shall be entirely dedicated to practical assignments, panel discussions, case studies, and meetings with subject-matter experts involved in GESI mainstreaming and gender-responsive budgeting. Real-life situations are to be discussed and analyzed to derive best practices and identify the ways for technical implementation. Guest speakers from development organizations present best practices and lessons learned from GESI practices in a variety of contexts.


Program Methodology

This training builds upon modern adult-learning principles. It is centered around peer learning and group engagement. Formal presentations are supplemented by group work, several case studies, and active discussions around the most pressing topics of gender equality and social inclusion.


Host Country Profile

Cambodia appears to be a party to all core international human rights treaties. This includes the Convention on the Elimination of all Forms of Discrimination against Women. The country has been acting upon its commitments to the treaty promoting gender equality and social inclusion across policies, projects, and programs.

Cambodia has made significant steps in achieving gender equality over the last two decades. However, substantial gender inequalities persist, creating barriers to the equal participation of marginalized and disadvantaged groups in the cultural, economic, and political lives of society. Such an approach has been impeding inclusive and sustainable development. The country and development organizations operating within its territory have accumulated substantial expertise in GESI mainstreaming and GRB.

Program Fee
GBP3950

Payment Options

Fee Covers

  • Visa Assistance (complimentary)

  • Participant Assessment

  • Airport Pickup

  • Accommodation

  • Wi-Fi

  • Welcome Dinner

  • Breakfast

  • Workshop Kit

  • Program Materials

  • Program Experts

  • Practical Activities

  • Lunch

  • Refreshments

  • Interactive workshop

  • City Map & Direction

  • Risalat T-shirt (complimentary)

  • Field Visit

  • Program Certificate

  • Entertaining Tour

  • Program Report