Gender-responsive Economic Policy Management Initiative (GEPMI) Training

The University of Rwanda, College of Arts and Social Sciences in collaboration with the Ministry of Gender and Family Promotion and the UN-African Institute for Economic Development and Planning (IDEP), have started a series of trainings from 3rd August to 4th September. The training will cover a Training of Trainers (ToT), First and Second cohorts short courses (for government officials, such as planners, budget officers, statisticians, economists), and a session for parliamentarians.
The main objective of GEPMI is to enhance then capacity of policymakers in government and senior officials within the public sector agencies, private sector and civil society organizations on how to mainstream or integrate gender in economic policy management.
The Center for Gender Studies at UR- College of Arts and Social Sciences is implementing the GEPMI programme.


The representative of Ministry of Gender and Family Promotion, Mr. Alex Twahirwa was the Guest of Honor at the opening of the GEPMI Training of Trainers workshop



Dr. Jolly Rubagiza, the Director of the Center for Gender Studies, speaking at the opening of the GEPMI Training of Trainers Workshop


Dr. Straton Rurangirwa, the Acting Principal, College of Arts and Social Sciences, speaking at the closing ceremony of the GEPMI Training of Trainers workshop

Speaking at the closing ceremony of the One-week Training of Trainers workshop last Friday, the Acting Principal of the College of Arts and Social Sciences Dr. Straton Rurangirwa reiterated the UR-College of Arts and Social Sciences’ commitment towards the GEPMI programme and thanked the Ministry of Gender and Family Promotion in partnering with the University to promote this programme. He reminded those who had completed the ToT that a lot was expected from them, and that they had a responsibility to share their knowledge, skills, and expertise in building the capacity of others on GEMPI.
Ten participants benefited from the Training of Trainers (ToT), they include staff from the Center for Gender Studies, the College of Business and Economics, and the Ministry of Gender and Family Promotion.


Participants and trainers at the closing of the GEPMI Training of Trainers Workshop


One of the participants of the ToT, Ms. Odette Uwizeye (far right) after receiving her certificate