Established in 1992, the Caribbean Institute in Gender & Development: An Intensive Training Programme is the region’s premier gender and development training programme, now in its 14th cycle.  It is hosted by the Institute for Gender & Development Studies: Nita Barrow Unit of the University of the West Indies. There’s no learning community quite like this one anywhere else!

Diversity & Community

Study Gender & Development in the Caribbean with a diverse group of activists, artists, community organisers,  students and public and private sector employees. Caribbean Institute in Gender & Development alumni are a diverse group in terms of age, nationality, language, activism, ability, educational and professional background, religion, gender identity and sexuality.  These include farmers, police officers, university professors, students, social workers, teachers, lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender activists, attorneys-at-law, magistrates, staff of UNIFEM (now UN Women), members of women’s organisations, Senior Staff and Directors of Women and Gender Bureaux, religious and trade union leaders and journalists from across the Eastern Caribbean, the Spanish-speaking Caribbean, Haiti, the Bahamas, Belize, Guyana, Trinidad & Tobago, Jamaica, US and Canada.

Innovative Instruction

Engage with some of the Caribbean’s finest scholars, activists and practitioners.  Programme facilitators are drawn from scholar, activist and practitioner communities from across the Caribbean and the diaspora. Past facilitators include Professor Eudine Barriteau, Principal and Pro-Vice Chancellor of the University of the West Indies, Cave Hill Campus, Dr. Gabrielle Hosein, feminist scholar-activist and inventor of the life-size board game, Steppin Up: A Feminist Movement-Building game, Professor Alissa Trotz, Director of Caribbean Studies Programme at the University of Toronto and member of Red Thread, Ms. Verna St.Rose-Greaves, social worker, former senator and former Minister of Gender, Youth and Child Development in Trinidad & Tobago and Andaiye, one of the founders of Guyana’s multiracial women’s organisation, Red Thread. Facilitators are also drawn from such organisations as the Caribbean Policy Development Centre, the Caribbean Association for Feminist Research and Action, the Caribbean Development Bank and UN Women. 

Research & Outreach

Immerse yourself in action research aimed at responding to the needs of the region. Caribbean Institute in Gender & Development alumni have produced a documentaries on gender and sexuality in Belize and transgender women’s health in The Bahamas, implemented educational projects for male inmates in correctional facilities in Antigua & Barbuda and started community organisations based on their research and experiences during the programme. Learn more about past projects here.

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