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Researching Gender - Concepts and Methods short course

Can be run on request

University of East Anglia, Norwich, UK

Target Audience

Social scientists based in research and development organisations, in particular CGIAR-led research programmes, DFID-funded research programme consortia, other research funded by bilateral donors such as IDRC and other private programmes. 


The course will critically examine common assumptions and identify and characterise key social variables that are hypothesised to influence adaptation outcomes more specifically and development outcomes more generally, in particular, access to resources and their allocation within and beyond the household.

Participants will develop an understanding of key gender concepts and the methods that can facilitate the design, collection and analysis of gender-sensitive data with potential to provide insights into larger processes of social and livelihood change.

Teaching Team

The course is directed by Professor Nitya RaoDr Laura Camfield, Professor Cecile Jackson and Dr Catherine Locke.

Eligibility Criteria

The course is conducted in English. Full competence in English, written and spoken is an essential requirement.

Fee: £3100

Fee dependent on number of participants, please apply through the consortium lead of your organisation. This includes all tuition and self catering accommodation, refreshments and lunch daily (Monday to Friday).

Further information

If you have any further questions or would like to apply for the course please email the training office on or go to our application form.