Short courses

Short courses offered:
Gender and Economic Policy Management Initiative (GEPMI)

This short course is a UNDP Module adapted to Rwandan context, with the aim of training economic policy makers, planners and practitioners in basic economic and gender-equality concepts, in order to make them understand how basic economic ideas can be approached through gender lenses.
The course, initially started by CEB (College of Economics and Business), was handed over to the Centre for Gender Studies in December 2014.
In 2015, UR/CGS has conducted 5 week training sessions of GEPMI under the financial support of MIGEPROF.

Training sessions organized are the following:



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

CGS is currently developing other short courses according to a needs-assessment conducted among representatives of academic institutions, civil society organizations and government institutions.