and Governance Training Program (GGTP) is an intensive
training program for increasing awareness on issues
of Gender and Governance. Its aim is to facilitate gender
sensitivity and good governance among youth, women and
development organizations through training. This a four
month training program. First 2½ month is for
in-house session which includes development issues and
theory of research methodology. This part of training
also includes a group research conducted by the participants.
After that, in the last 1½ month they will work
as Intern in different development organization including
This training contains sessions on Development issues,
Research Methodology and Internship. These sessions
are generally conducted by renowned and experienced
resource persons who have been working in the relevant
sector for several years. During in-house sessions,
the students have to take part in the sessions as each
session is participatory and they the students have
to join in group work. They have to carry out a research
as a part of their training. They also have to take
part in group discussion and presentation on relevant
reinforcements the students will be attached to number
of activities such as watch films, documentaries, observe
various important days like international human rights
day, International women's day etc, participate in different
relevant workshop, seminar, visit Parliament, drop-in
center, Day care center. After attending each workshop,
seminar they have to submit a report on that.
The course is accredited. It is evaluated through an
evaluation form. It is evaluated on the basis of a participants'
commitment, punctuality, participation in the group
work or discussion, involvement in the research work,
sincerity etc. It can be said that a participant is
evaluated on the basis of her/his overall performance.
At the beginning of the training the participants will
be assessed through a pre-course evaluation form and
then a post evaluation form at the end of the in-house
session. The resource persons will also be evaluated
by the participants through an evaluation form. The
idea is to involve them into projects on issues close
to their home.
will increase their relationship with the community,
emphasize on learning based on experience (as adult
students) and enable them to identify problems on In
order to make the course self-sustained in the end we
intend to charge a minimum fee. It is Tk. 6500.
The target participants are be university/college graduates,
The Initial idea is to run the training with a small
class size that will not exceed 20 in number. After
2½ months of training the students will be discharged
for research and internship which will last for 1½
They will work as interns either in our projects or
be placed with other development organizations.
Before going for internship they will identify a problem
to research on, develop the hypothesis, research questions,
and data collecting instruments in the research methodology
class. They are supposed to submit their research report
and other report at the end of the training. On completion
of the training they will receive a certificate from
Democracywatch and a recommendation letter from the
NGO where they are placed for internship.
We try to attend the students within our office time
prior to enrollment where interested people can come
and find out more about the course before they decide
to join it.