Early this week, DUCE Communitybenefited from aworkshop on ‘Gender Responsive Pedagogy’.The Gender Unit through the ‘GATE Project’organized a four days training from Tuesday 20th to Friday 23rd April 2021 on Gender Responsive Pedagogy. The aim of the training was to create awareness to both academic and administrative staff on various aspects of the pedagogy that responds to gender needs and in turn, build a culture of being gender responsive.
The workshop was facilitated byMs. Neema Kitundu, who is a country Director for theForum for AfricanWomen Educationist - Tanzania (FAWE). The Forum aimsat empowering the Community to be responsive to various issues related to gender inequality in their working environment.
Speaking during the opening session of the workshop,the Deputy Principal-Academic, Dr. Julius Mbuna, said, the higher educationalinstitutions have a role to play in promoting Gender Responsive Pedagogyso as tocircumvent gender discrimination at working places.
In her presentation, the workshop facilitator,Ms.NeemaKitundu, said there is a need for the DUCE communityto clearly understandGRPand provide a generous room for attitudinal change from business as usualin their working environment.
“You have to know how to safeguard yourself on issues related to gender-based violence in your working environment and analyse teaching and learning resources with gender lens system”.Ms. Neema Kitundu said.
The Gender Unit Coordinator, Dr.Consolata Chua congratulated the participants for attending the workshop.She requested the entire community to be responsible for promoting gender equality and equity as reflected in the gender policy and the anti-sexual harassment policy.