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Gender Mainstreaming Policies for Government Officers – Winter 2018

KFAW provides training programs twice a year to government officers who are in charge of gender mainstreaming in the central and local governments of developing countries. This program is commissioned by
Kyushu International Center (JICA Kyushu), Japan International Cooperation Agency.


The second program for FY 2017 was conducted from January 15th (Mon.) through February 13th (Tue.), 2018 for eight officials from seven countries, namely Afghanistan, Bhutan, Cambodia, Lesotho, the Maldives, Papua New Guinea, and South Sudan.


The program, comprised of lectures, workshops and site visits, was designed to help the trainees gain a comprehensive understanding of concepts, methods and theories concerning gender mainstreaming. During the training period, it snowed several times in Yahatahigashi-ku, Kitakyushu City where JICA Kyushu is located. Also, central Tokyo saw over 20cm of snow while the participants were visiting the capital. Some of the participants who experienced a snowfall for the first time in their lives enjoyed snowball fighting in front of their accommodations from early in the morning.


Despite the succession of bitterly cold days during the training period, the participants truly devoted themselves to the hot issue of promoting gender mainstreaming.