Intersectional Gender Analysis (September 8-26, 2022)

Portrait of a Dao woman and her baby, Sa Pa, Lao Cai province, Vietnam. © 2020 Alliance of Bioversity International and CIAT/Trong Chinh

This live online course is designed to help learners better understand the uneven and inequitable impact that humanitarian and development initiatives can have on the people and communities they intend to serve through an intersectional approach.

This course is in English

What will you learn?

  • How to understand and analyze power and power imbalances between institutions within change-making institutions
  • Develop skills on designing Intersectional gendered strategies; how to conduct assessments of existing efforts; and how to reflect on your own biases while applying best practices
  • Learn how to monitor and evaluate the implementation and impacts using GBA+ on social justice and social change

What resources do you need to do it?

Internet access, Zoom

More about this training

Intersectional Gender Analysis helps development NGOs, civil society organizations, philanthropic foundations, community organizations, and networks to better understand the uneven and inequitable impact that humanitarian and development initiatives can have on the people and communities they intend to serve.

This interactive, virtual course will build knowledge and skills in intersectional gender analysis at the individual, community and institutional (mezzo), and macro levels. It will equip participants with the tools and guidance to use intersectional gender analysis to advance social justice and social change by promoting structural solutions to systemic inequalities and various forms of oppression that go beyond individual adaptation and resilience.

Preliminary Agenda: Click here to read in PDF format

Session 1: Intersectional Gender-Based Analysis Basics. 

Understand the concept of intersectionality and identify the ways in which social markers such as race, ethnicity, disability, and age can interact with gender identity to create further power imbalances.

Session 2: Power: Types, spaces, and forms of power. 

Apply the intersectionality lens and learning the “how” of power analysis while challenging our own assumptions from a power perspective

Session 3: Introduction to frameworks of gender analysis and intersectionality lens.

Recognize the Gender Based Analysis Plus (GBA+) framework and its central components. Learn how to approach the GBA+ framework from both a gendered and intersectional perspective.

Session 4: Intersectional GBA+ at the institutional level: mezzo and macro. 

Apply GBA+ to identify both structural and intersectional barriers to full participation in society and exploration of approaches (including social and economic policies and advocacy agendas) for dismantling above barriers.

Session 5: Incorporating capacity assessments into the analysis process.

Examine gender-just and inclusive organizations through application of capacity assessment

Session 6: Intersectional GBA+ as part of monitoring and evaluation. 

Utilize the policy-program-service delivery continuum to integrate GBA+ into evaluations while maintaining focus on relevance, design and delivery, effectiveness, and efficiency.


  • This training is for i). practitioners, ii). policy makers iii). program design staff iv). monitoring & evaluation experts, v). gender focal persons
  • Cost: sliding scale from $100 to $850
  • Dates: September 8-26 on Mondays and Thursdays

  • Time: 8am - 11:00pm Eastern Time (USA and Canada), including a 30 minute break

All training participants receive

  • 15 hours of live facilitation with an experienced trainer and practitioner

  • Opportunities to learn from and with up to 15 other practitioners from around the world

  • A downloadable copy of a participants’ training manual with key terms and concepts

  • Access to a resource drive with resources and templates for applying what you learned

  • Opportunities to practice applying new concepts and techniques

  • Feedback from your trainer and peers

  • Certificate of completion from the Cynara Gender Training Platform

Who can I contact for more information?

Please contact Cynara directly at trainings[at]

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