It is a special
course on issues of Gender and Governance. It is a four
month training program which includes in-house training
on development issues, a group research and at the end Internship
in different development organizations. As reinforcements
the students will watch films, documentaries on relevant
issues, visit Parliament, Drop in Center, Day Care Center
etc, observe different significant days on related issues
such as Human Rights, International women's Day, Attend
seminars, workshops on relevant issues organize by different
development organizations with the program unit of Democracywatch
entitled Action Community.
is accredited. 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. As incentives a good
report will be published in the newsletter. The idea is
also to involve them into projects on issues close to their
will increase their relationship with the community, emphasize
on learning based on experience (as adult students) and enable
them to identify problems on their own
order to make the course self-sustained in the end we intend
to charge a minimum fee. It is TK. 6500 for all students.
The target students will be university/college graduates,
Initial idea is to run the course 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 months. They will
work as interns either in DW or be placed on 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 at the end of the training.
completion of the training they will receive a certificate
from Democracywatch and a recommendation letter from the NGO
where they are placed for internship.