Integrating Gender in Scientific Research to Enhance Adoption of Technologies

Training Course on Integrating Gender in Scientific Research to Enhance Adoption of Technologies

INTRODUCTION
Scientific research may not be completely objective if it is not gender sensitive. This is because gender norms affect who does the research, how research is prioritized, how the research is designed and conducted, and how data is interpreted and shared as well as the impact of the research at the community level and globally. Also, many countries have adopted Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) that besides having a gender equality goal every other goal has a gender dimension in it. To establish the implementation of these goals, development research is led by science. Therefore, if science is gender biased then the research will not produce the right results. For research to ensure equal benefits between men and women, it is imperative to integrate gender dimensions into your research right from the proposal planning stage and throughout the entire cycle of research. This means being gender sensitive beginning from proposal development, implementation all the way to realizing the impact of research. Similarly, gender norms and gender inequality within the cultural context where scaling is taking place influence uptake of technologies. Therefore, failing to take into account gender differences in needs, preferences, roles and responsibilities, decision-making, access to and control of resources that includes (land, labor, inputs, credits and revenue), and power imbalances can limit the adoption of technologies and also lead to research providing recommendations that are not gender inclusive. Consequently, the research can result in the development of policies, legal frameworks and laws that are gender biased thereby perpetuate gender inequality. Integrating gender into scientific research will improve the quality and relevance of research, and lead to new ideas and ways of thinking about issues, and new interpretations of data. This will contribute to innovation, and will improve the outcomes of the research for both women and men, and for entire society at large.

DURATION
5 Days

TOPICS TO BE COVERED
Module 1: Relationship between gender and scientific research
• Definition of gender and how it relates to scientific research
• Definitions of key terms related to gender
• Importance of integrating Gender into the scientific research
• Importance of integrating gender dimensions to the scientific research
• Different needs, priorities and roles between men and women
• How to ensure production of innovative research and better results

Module 2: Integrating gender dimensions in scientific research
• Integrating gender dimensions into the different stages of scientific research
• Difference between gender mainstreaming and gender-focused approach
• Setting research goals - From gender aware to gender transformative research
• Choosing methodologies and undertaking research

Module 3: Setting your research agenda
• Importance of aligning your research with global frameworks
• Definition of Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)
• Gender and the SDGs: Links, gaps and opportunities for scientific research

Module 4: Study trip

Module 5: Effective research communication for influencing change
• Definition of advocacy and its relevance for your research
• Identifying the audience you want to influence and what do you want them to do
• Ensuring effective advocacy by choosing the right communication channel and right recipient
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TRAINING CUSTOMIZATION
This training can also be customized for your institution upon request. You can also have it delivered your preferred location. For further inquiries, please contact us through Mobile: +254 732 776 700 or +254 759 285 295. You can also email us on: training@fineresultsresearch.org

REQUIREMENTS
Participants should be reasonably proficient in English. During the trainings, participants should come with their own laptops.

TRAINING FEE
The course fee covers the course tuition, training materials, two break refreshments, lunch, and study visits.

ACCOMMODATION
Accommodation is arranged upon request. For reservations contact us through Mobile: +254 732 776 700/+254 759 285 295 or Email: training@fineresultsresearch.org

Date: 23 May 2022 to 27 May 2022
Time: 09:00 - 17:00
Venue: Fahari Palace Apartments, along Church Road, Nairobi Kenya, Nairobi
Cost: $ 900, Ksh 80,000

Date: 25 July 2022 to 29 July 2022
Time: 09:00 - 17:00
Venue: Fahari Palace Apartments, along Church Road, Nairobi Kenya, Nairobi
Cost: $ 900, Ksh 80,000

Date: 19 September 2022 to 23 September 2022
Time: 09:00 - 17:00
Venue: Fahari Palace Apartments, along Church Road, Nairobi Kenya, Nairobi
Cost: $ 900, Ksh 80,000

Date: 21 November 2022 to 25 November 2022
Time: 09:00 - 17:00
Venue: Fahari Palace Apartments, along Church Road, Nairobi Kenya, Nairobi
Cost: $ 900, Ksh 80,000

Contact: Joy Nyongesa
Company name: FineResults Research Services
Telephone number: +254 732 776 700 / +254 759 285 295
Email address gro.hcraeserstluserenif@gniniart

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