Our Vision:

"To become the epicentre for feminism transformation through effective capacity building"

Our Mission:

To develop competent animators, activists, leaders and intellectuals with capacity to generate knowledge and to spark and sustain transformative feminist movement building"


GTI training approach:

Generally, any training is transformative and involves a process that aims to increase knowledge, skills and capacity with a view to develop and change behaviour. Within an overarching training strategy of using animation techniques for learning and change, GTI training programmes include:-  

  • Academic courses in transformative gender analysis and feminism;·        
  • Transformative awareness raising in the context of women’s groups and women’s movement; and  
  •  In- service training to develop gender awareness and related skills of organizations (government and non-government involved in development policy, planning, budgeting and implementation.

As an inclusive transformation institute with a regional outreach and an international perspective, GTI effectively pursues the window of opportunity by focusing on national, regional and international level training. Within the current context where global trends have a strong influence on national socio-economic and political processes, building alliances with regional and international networks is crucial in GTI programming framework. In this regard, GTI training approach consists of a combination of academic, in-service training and outreach as indicated below.        

  • Academic programmes for professionals who wish to pursue advanced studies leading to Undergraduate Degrees, Masters and PhDs in transformative feminism or related areas. The delivery approach for these programmes will be practical, competency-based and action-oriented. 
  • In-service training facilities to enable people with diverse professional backgrounds to acquire further training based on transformative feminism approach in order to enable them to use the knowledge in their workplaces to push for social transformation. This can lead to recognized certificates or diplomas such as those awarded by ILO-Turin Training Centre or the International Institute of Rural Reconstruction (IIRR).
  • General programmes for girls and boys, women and men who wish to become part of social transformation movement building (STMB).

Tailor Made Course:

GTI also offers Tailor Made courses. These are organized as per individual customers needs. The following are the types of the tailor made courses that have been developed and facilitated by GTI from a wide range of sectors and countries.

  •  Transformative feminist Organizing and Movement Building
  • Foundation course on Gender/Feminist Theories and Principles
  • Gender Budgeting and Performance tracking
  • Coalition Building, Lobbying and Advocacy
  • Policy Analysis/Review with a Gender Perspective
  • Gender Awareness and Capacity Strengthening
  • Gender and Media Advocacy
  • Training of Trainers on Gender Budgeting and Budget Tracking
  • Gender Mainstreaming and planning
  • Gender and Organizational Development
  • Gender Responsive Budgeting
  • Collective organizing and advocacy to Community animators
  • Foundation course on Women and leadership
  • Foundation course on economic literacy

Certificate Courses:

Certificate Course on Gender and Macro Economics Policy, Planning and Budgeting

The course is designed in response to the growing demand for a critical analysis of poverty and gender implications of macroeconomic policies in East and Southern Africa. It is designed to equip participants with basic concepts on the links between gender and the economy, as well as to develop skills for a gender and class analysis of the macroeconomics policy frameworks; the budgeting process and planning.

The course aims at sharpening the understanding of its participants on the links between gender, economics and participatory democracy; gender budgeting; and why and how to enhance women and men's participation and benefit from public policy and budget management at all levels as both an issue of equity and of economic efficiency. It provides participants with tools, procedures, and advocacy strategies for gender budgeting, and gender-responsive and transformative economic planning. Normally the course is conducted in October or early November.

Certificate course on Gender Policy and HIV/AIDS

This interactive training draws participants from all over Africa with the objective of strengthening their gender analytical skills and capacities in the on-going debates, policies, programmes, and activities related to HIV and AIDS. Participants are drawn from government, NGOs, CBOs, media, policy-makers, private sectors and others.

In the training, participants share information, experiences and lessons learnt in addressing HIV& AIDS issues in the continent. They also articulate challenges and opportunities in the development, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of progressive and gender focused HIV interventions as well as develop concrete action plans to address gender gaps/ issues within HIV&AIDS policies and programmes in their areas. Normally the course is conducted in June or early July.  

Certificate course on Gender budgeting and performance tracking

This training is a strategic tool to boost gender mainstreaming in economic planning and financial management. It is designed as an approach which assures that the budget reaches out to all people, men and women and provides opportunity for their participation in the budgeting process and management.

It is the response for the need to analyse the impact of expenditure and revenue on women and girls as compared to men and boys. The training will sharpen participant’s knowledge and skills in understanding the impact of policies, where adjustment can be made, and where resources need to be reallocated to address poverty and gender inequalities. The training normally takes place in May or early June

Contact Us:


Gender Training Institute

P.O.Box 8921

Dar es Salaam


Tel: +255 22 2443205/2443450

Fax: +255 22 2443244

Mobile: +255 754784050/715 784050/786 784050

Email: gti-info@tgnp.org

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