Course Details

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For more information and to apply to the next GREAT course, see Upcoming Courses.

GREAT uses a blended model of two face-to-face trainings with field work and e- mentoring and learning in between, structured in three parts:

  1. Week 1 (face-to-face training): an introductory module on general theory and concepts of gender-responsiveness and applied instruction on qualitative and quantitative data collection and analysis approaches
  2. Practice (4-6 months of field application): practice with collection of qualitative and quantitative sex-disaggregated data from ongoing projects, supported by e-learning and e-mentoring
  3. Week 2 (face-to-face training): a data analysis, interpretation, and feedback/advocacy module

Participating teams must complete all three parts for individuals in that team to qualify for certification. All face-to-face instruction will take place in Kampala, Uganda.

NOTE: The GREAT course requires field data collection between Week 1 and Week 2.

  • GREAT courses are offered to research teams of up to three (3) people per research project.
  • Applicant project teams must be engaged in funded and ongoing agricultural research projects in sub-Saharan Africa (SSA).
  • Participant team members should be agricultural researchers, both women and men, from NARIs, universities, CGIAR centers, regional organizations, NGOs and other agricultural research entities based in SSA.
  • In addition to agricultural researchers, teams should also include gender researchers (social scientists) involved in the target projects, as well as M&E specialists where possible. As GREAT courses emphasize interdisciplinarity, priority will be given to project teams that include gender researchers and M&E specialists.
  • No prior experience in gender research is necessary.
    • Course instruction will be in English.

    What's Included

    GREAT courses provide a comprehensive package combining in-depth training in three phases (two intensive in-person training modules separated by a 4 to 5-month field research phase), mentorship, and a cohort-based model. This unique and holistic approach equips research teams to incorporate gender-responsive and community-centered research into their projects, and connects research teams to a broader community of practice and professional network, enabling them to continue their professional growth after the course.

    GREAT provides the following to participant teams:

    • Full board (breakfast, lunch and dinner) meals and lodging
    • 14-days of face-to-face professional training
    • Five-months of dedicated mentorship for each team
    • $1,000 field-research seed grant funding available upon successful completion of Week 1
    • $5,000 competitive field-research grants available at end of course for further research for publication
    • Access to the GREAT professional network by being admitted to the GREAT Community of Practice that links teams to relevant literature, conferences, further training events, webinars and opportunities to publish

    Partial funding support is also available on a competitive and needs-based model (to be evaluated upon application).

    What's Included

    GREAT courses provide a comprehensive package combining in-depth training in three phases (two intensive in-person training modules separated by a 4 to 5-month field research phase), mentorship, and a cohort-based model. This unique and holistic approach equips research teams to incorporate gender-responsive and community-centered research into their projects, and connects research teams to a broader community of practice and professional network, enabling them to continue their professional growth after the course.

    Team participation is costed in packages:

    • $7,500 for a 2-person team (excluding airfare)
    • $11,000 for a 3-person team (excluding airfare)

    Course fees include:

    • Full board (breakfast, lunch and dinner) meals and lodging
    • 14-days of face-to-face professional training
    • Five-months of dedicated mentorship for each team
    • $1,000 field-research seed grant funding available upon successful completion of Week 1
    • $5,000 competitive field-research grants available at end of course for further research for publication
    • Access to the GREAT professional network by being admitted to the GREAT Community of Practice that links teams to relevant literature, conferences, further training events, webinars and opportunities to publish

    Partial funding support is also available on a competitive and needs-based model (to be evaluated upon application).

    GREAT courses will take place in Kampala, Uganda. Venue details will be circulated to accepted participants.