V4C Gender E-learning Hub growing more Gender Practitioners
The GenderHub is V4C’s online resource center. It was commissioned in September 2014, and has run three course sessions on the theme Gender-Sensitive Governance. Since the launch, the Hub has generated over 25,000 visits and 886 documents downloaded. Over one thousand five hundred people have taken the course with participants from Nigeria, Africa and other regions. The GenderHub has become a major space for programmers and advocates in Nigeria and globally, who are seeking to make a difference in gender analysis and programming.
The first course which focused on ‘Gender-Sensitive governance’ has already started yielding benefits. It has, enhanced participants’ appreciation for gender analysis and programming and deepened several participants drive and commitment for more equitable change in gender programmes and policies within their work and networks.
Joshua Alade wrote: “Thank you for granting me the opportunity to go through this course and I am delighted I was able to finish as I have been able to learn new things. In fact I am presently using the material to lecture young people in the community where I am doing my National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) scheme. Thank you once again. I am on the lookout for more courses from GenderHub. I love this one“.
Adi Ma’aka Amelia Bosenituraga CAUCAU wrote: “Thanks so much for the great learning opportunity on Gender and Governance! It was indeed an enlightening course which I thoroughly enjoyed completing“.
In addition to the training, the knowledge e-library component of the hub is being uploaded with relevant summaries and full text of materials on gender and culture, and has continued to be a regular site for researchers, students, media practitioners and people seeking for materials and documents on gender. So far, over 12,000 people have visited the site.
A new course theme will be introduced in April, 2015. Relevant stakeholders who are interested and have a responsibility for gender equality are encouraged to watch out for the new course which promises to be rewarding. Information on upcoming course will be available on www.v4c-nigeria.com
All enquiries on how to participate in the e-learning, download materials/documents and join the community of those making a difference in gender equality should be directed to the gender hub coordinator;
Patience Ekeoba; firstname.lastname@example.org
Oruruo Samuel; email@example.com.