Trustee vacancy, WG updates & new events + training database

GADN Trustee Vacancy

At this critical time for the international development sector, as the final post 2015 framework is negotiated, GADN is recruiting for a new member of its Board of Trustees. This is a fantastic
opportunity for someone to be involved in the governance and future direction of our dynamic network, as we seek to develop our next strategy for 2014-17. We are particularly interested in finding a new Board member with knowledge and experience of monitoring and evaluation and / or organisational development.
Please download the application pack from our website for more details including criteria
selection. The closing date for applications is 9am, Mon 21st October.

GADN working group update

Our working groups bring members together around thematic areas to collaborate on projects and share resources, learning and experiences. We currently have the following groups:
· Violence Against Women and Girls (VAWG)
· Gender Mainstreaming
· Campaigners
· Post-2015 framework
· Development Alternatives
· Humanitarian
· Girls Education
· Political Participation and Leadership (operating as an email list)
· Aid effectiveness (email list only)
· Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights (email list only)

Key updates from the groups this month are:

  • The VAWG group is working on a publication on harmful traditional practices, bringingtogether member’s expertise on FGM/C and child marriage. This will be launched at anevent in the 16 days of activism against violence against women and girls later this year(date tbc.). The group is also looking to organise a training course on VAWG in early 2014.
  • The Post-2015 group has been sharing updates after the UN General Assembly in September which focused on the MDGs and post-2015 development framework. The group will continue this year to support member’s advocacy on keeping gender equality and women’s empowerment as central in the new framework.
  • The Gender Mainstreaming working group recently held a meeting to discuss integrating gender into HR policies. The next meeting in December will discuss gender training courses and how to make them effective.
  • If you would like further information about being involved in the working groups please contact Francesca.

Event: The Changing Shape of Gender Equality in South Asia: Shifts, Challenges and a New Global Partnership

Jessica Woodroffe, director of GADN will be speaking on the topic of ensuring gender equality is built into post-2015 development framework at The Changing Shape of Gender Equality in South Asia: Shifts, Challenges and a New Global Partnership.

The event takes place on Monday 4 November 2013 at Asia House, 63 Cavendish Street, London W1G 7LP. The conference will explore the women’s movement in South Asia and the progress that has been made, the inequalities that still exist and the challenges that lie ahead. It will explore how a new global partnership might be mobilised to achieve gender equality, through exploring action that governments, the private sector and civil society can take to accelerate progress towards gender equality and the empowerment of women and girls. The Conference Overview can be found here and if you want to attend, please fill out the reply form and return to Raiqah.walie-khan@bd.britishcouncil.org at British Council Bangladesh
before 19 October.

Gender Training

GADN has created a database of gender and development related training and university courses which is available to download. Please note that not every course available will be listed. Should your organisation or institution have any courses on offer that you feel may be applicable, then please do not hesitate to email info@gadnetwork.org and subject to verification, we will add this onto the database. Please also note that the courses listed in the databases are not necessarily endorsed by GADN or its member organisations. It is always worth checking the credibility of the participating institutions and their courses before registering for any course.