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Gender Advisor Upcoming Events

6-15 March 2013, Gender Field Advisor Course, Swedish Armed Forces International Centre, Kungsängen, Sweden

Course Purpose
The two week Gender Field Advisor (GFA) course prepares the participant for the work as a GFA or Gender Advisor (GENAD). By presenting the background of the UNSCR 1325 and following resolutions, human rights, international humanitarian law and relevant international organisations as well as NGO s, a framework is created, where lessons learned, experiences and research completes the bigger picture for the future GFA or GENAD. The course provides an overview of the operational and tactical levels for all kinds of military and/or SSR operations, as well as staff exercises. The Gender Field Advisor is the commander's or the head of mission's strongest resource in the implementation of gender perspectives into the planning, execution and evaluation of an operation.
Course fee: SEK 12.000

7-8 March 2013: Seminar on "Women's Role in Reducing the Risk of Corruption and Promoting Good Practices in the Defence and Security Sector"

The seminar is the first of its kind and organized by the Political Affairs and Security Policy Division, NATO/IS. It will examine the link between United Nations Security Council Resolution 1325 on Women, Peace and Security, and NATO's contribution to embedding good governance in the defence and security sector. Mr. John Kelley, Exercise Co-ordinator at Allied Command Transformation will be leading the roundtable discussions. Round table one will address views from NATO Allied countries and South Eastern Europe; Round table two will examine views from Afghanistan, Middle East and North Africa. Ms. Aram Hong, Gender Integration Co-ordinator at Allied Command Transformation will also attend in order to provide gender expertise.

25-28 March 2013: Workshop on "Human Resources Diversity and Usability: Challenges and Best Practices" in Sofia, Bulgaria.

This conference is part of "Female Leaders in Security and Defence" project within the framework of NATO's Initiative for  SMART Defense.

The Gender Advisor to SACT, invited by the Ministery of Defense of the Republic of Bulgaria, will attend to a workshop on « Human Resources Diversity and Usability : Challenges and Best Practices ». In July 2012, the previous conference concluded that a priority  is  to approach capabilities development from the perspective of human capital diversity. To go further, the goal of this workshop is to exchange national views, operational practices and challenges in order to achieve better integration of human resources diversity  by adapting policies and culture of military and civilian defence institutions.

26-27 March 2013: Gender Advanced Distributed Working Group Initiative to Finalise Allied Command Transformation's Gender Awareness Course

The practical implementation of United Nations Security Council Resolution 1325 was identified by the Supreme Allied Commander Transformation (SACT) as a focus area for 2013-2014. Following guidance set out by the Gender Advisor to SACT, the Gender Integration Co-ordinator has developed a draft product of a NATO Unclassified 100-level introductory Advanced Distributed Learning (ADL) module on gender awareness. This two-day workshop, led by the Gender Integration Co-ordinator, is intended to finalise the draft product. Upon completion, the product will be fully developed and made available through Allied Command Transformation's ADL portal.

6-8 May 2013: Training Requirements Analysis Workshop in Kunsgangen, Sweden

Following the successful pre-Training Requirements Analysis-meeting at the end of January 2013 between NATO's designated Department Head for all Gender Education and Training, the Nordic Centre for Gender in Military Operations, Allied Command Operations and representatives from Allied Command Transformation, a second-meeting was required. During this meeting, representatives from Allied Command Transformation, Allied Command Operations and the Department Head will co-operate in order to identify gaps in gender education and training in preparation for the first-annual Gender Discipline Conference.

28-31 May 2013: Meeting of the NATO Committee on Gender Perspectives "How to Respond to Sexual and Gender-Based Violence in Conflicts"

This year's annual meeting will examine the very specific topic of 'how to respond to sexual and gender-based violence in conflicts' and in addition to gender experts, will also invite Legal Advisors and Human Resource Experts. Allied Command Transformation will be represented the Gender Advisor to SACT and the Gender Integration Co-ordinator.

28 August-6 September 2013, Gender Field Advisor Course, Swedish Armed Forces International Centre, Kungsängen, Sweden

Course Purpose
The two week Gender Field Advisor (GFA) course prepares the participant for the work as a GFA or Gender Advisor (GENAD). By presenting the background of the UNSCR 1325 and following resolutions, human rights, international humanitarian law and relevant international organisations as well as NGOs, a framework is created, where lessons learned, experiences and research completes the bigger picture for the future GFA or GENAD. The course provides an overview of the operational and tactical levels for all kinds of military and/or SSR operations, as well as staff exercises. The Gender Field Advisor is the commander's or the head of mission's strongest resource in the implementation of gender perspectives into the planning, execution and evaluation of an operation.
Course fee: SEK 12.000

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