This module will allow users to understand why and how procurement is a key enabler for gender equality and women’s empowerment. In particular, the users will: familiarise with the notions of gender mainstreaming in procurement; appreciate the drivers for gender equality inclusion; and learn about useful tools and approaches to drive gender mainstreaming through public procurement.

All UN System staff and others who are interested to learn about gender issues, specifically procurement experts drafting TORs and developing evaluation criteria, project managers, business developers, social inclusion and gender equality specialists, and other staff who are interested in learning about the relevance of gender equality within procurement, as well as practical examples and guidance on how it applies to their work.

A Portable Document Format (PDF) viewer and Flash software is needed in order to view the course. Please note that the course will open in a separate pop-up window, therefore please ensure that pop-up blockers are de-activated. The participant will need a set of headphones or speakers as the course includes audio throughout the entire course.