“Gender Training of the Trainers Course” starts in RACVIAC

One of RACVIAC flagship events, a two-week “Gender Training of the Trainers Course”, has kicked off in RACVIAC on 5th September 2022. It will last until 16th September 2022 and is a direct result of continued cooperation between the Nordic Centre for Gender in Military Operations (NCGM), the Armed Forces of the Republic of Croatia and RACVIAC – Centre for Security Cooperation.

RACVIAC Director MG (ret.) Jeronim Bazo opened the Course saying: “Given that this is the 8th Course organised by RACVIAC so far, its relevance as a regional hub for gender mainstreaming in the South East European region has been widely recognized. This Course has become a traditional event, and, over time, more international and richer, since it provides more opportunities for participants when it comes to increasing their competencies. ” Director Bazo also expressed sincere gratitude to RACVIAC partners, NCGM and CAF for supporting our joint vision and providing us with their precious expertise and experience.

The representative of the Nordic Centre for Gender in Military Operations (NCGM), and Course Director, LTC Matz Palm, also greeted the Course participants and on behalf of the Ministry of Defense of the Republic of Croatia COL Boženko Dževoić greeted the participants and co-organizers.

This Course will prepare instructors and trainers to successfully plan, conduct and evaluate education, training and exercises on how to integrate the gender perspective within one’s own respective functional area of expertise. It will also provide participants with the knowledge of frameworks and guidelines regulating gender in military operations as well as skills and competencies required to effectively plan, conduct and evaluate training of security sector personnel in both the national and international context.

23 military, police officers and civilian equivalents from security sector institutions from RACVIAC Member and Associate Member countries are attending the Course which is going to be executed in accordance with the NATO certified NCGM Programme, consisting of advanced distributed learning, lectures, discussions, syndicate work and individual case studies.