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GESI Integration for Business Development: Strategies and tools for global development proposals

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This 5-day participatory, virtual course is for practitioners who would like to develop their abilities in integrating gender equality and social inclusion (GESI) in business development and proposal design. The course will equip participants with the knowledge, skills, and tools to effectively integrate GESI strategies and best practices in the business development lifecycle, with a focus on bi-lateral donor policies and project design expectations. It will touch on key challenges for integrating GESI in business development and how to address them. Participants will learn about GESI integration “gateways” for each step of a typical bi-lateral proposal development process, and they will create their own GESI strategy and recommendations in response to a bi-lateral donor's request for proposals to present to their peers.

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Fees: We offer a tiered fee scale to make the training accessible to individuals not backed by heavily resourced organizations. Tier 1: $850 for institutions with annual budgets of greater than $7 million USD. *Early registration discount through September 2. Use code EARLY001. Applicable to Tier 1 only. Tier 2: $725 for Individuals who are consultants and do not meet Tier 3 or 4 eligibility Individuals who work for organizations with an annual budget that is less than $7 million USD a year. *Early registration discount through September 2. Use code EARLY002. Applicable to Tier 2 only. Tier 3: $385 for early career professionals. Limit 1-2 per training. Email for discount code. Tier 4: $150 for individuals who are from a low- or middle-income country as designated by The World Bank and who meet one of the of the following criteria: (1) Are self-employed and earn less than $45,000 USD a year (2) Work for organizations with a budget of less than $500,000 USD a year Limit 1-2 per training. Email for a discount code.

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