German Development Cooperation agency, InWEnt Capacity Building International, has designed an e-learning course on ‘HIV/AIDS and Gender: From Basic Knowledge to Good Practice’.
This is in response to the persisting threat of the HIV pandemic to human development all over the world, and especially the devastating and widespread social and economic consequences in high-prevalence regions, such as Africa. This course aims to provide a better understanding of the global epidemic, as well as an opportunity for participants to examine their own beliefs and attitudes towards HIV and AIDS and those affected by the disease.
Considering the ‘feminisation’ of the HIV epidemic in Subsahara Africa, the course has a gender focus and gives priorities to multipliers with gender-sensitive responses to HIV and AIDS. The course is sponsored by the German Government through the Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development..
The online course is designed for non-medical professionals who deal with HIV and AIDS issues in various contexts, such as health, education, civil society, business, or development co-operation. By improving general knowledge and raising awareness of HIV and AIDS, the course endeavours to encourage and empower its participants to respond to the epidemic in their home countries. Applicants from Cameroon, Kenya, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, Rwanda, South Africa and Tanzania are especially invited. In these countries health is one of the German Development Cooperation (GDC) priority areas. HIV/AIDS in Kenya is integral part of the Kenyan German Development Cooperation, i. a. in the areas of workplace policy programmes through DED and GTZ and as integral element of GDC’s Sexual and Reproductive Health activities, for example in the area of PMTCT (Prevention of Mother-to-Child Transmission).
The course consists of 4 modules. Each module has to be studied during a 3-weeks period with a minimum working load of 10 hours per module. A 1 day start-up seminar (planned in the capital of each country) will precede the start of the course. During the seminar participants will have the chance to familiarise themselves with the online environment and the various communication tools that will be followed by an online introduction of 10 days. After the online phase, a five-day face-to-face seminar will be conducted in Tanzania. The detailed programme of it will be developed based on the specific interests of the course participants.
Application deadline is 22 October 2010.
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