Intra-Africa Academic Mobility Scheme

Academic Mobility for African Sustainable Development/AMAS

Genre et développement des projets et programmes

( Gender and Development in Projects and Programmes


Name of the HEI offering the course: University of Abomey-Calavi (UAC)

Type of academic programme: Masters

Thematic field of study: Governance  and Social Sciences

Title of the academic programme: Genre et développement des projets et programmes ( Gender and Development in Projects and Programmes Management)

Duration (in semesters): Four Semesters (A Semester is covered in from 14 to 16 weeks/4 months)

Study credits/hours (per semester): Minimum of 20 – Maximum 25 hours
Objectives (max. 150 words):

(Objectives of the master/doctoral programme in relation to the identified needs and the link to the thematic field(s) proposed; etc.)

The objectives of the Master of Arts Gender and Development in Projects and Programmes Management are to; Contribute to gender sensitive development policy in the formulation and implementation of projects and programmes in Benin; Provide the needed skills and knowledge to enable work operation with organizations that are concerned with integrating gender awareness into their programs and policies; Enhance gender mainstreaming in special fields including community health, participatory grassroots development, empowerment. The programme aims at addressing gender related challenges in society through exchange of knowledge, theories and skills needed to mainstream gender sensitive processes, encapsulating gender and governance, gender and decentralization, then gender and development. Moreover, sensitive gender related issues equality and equity in the process of project and program conduct should be taken into account on the field by the beneficiaries of this programme.
Structure and content (max. 400 words):

(Structure and content of the programme, subjects covered; assessment methods; etc.)

The programme is delivered by coursework, lectures, seminars/or oral presentations on the fundamentals, group or individual assignments, data collection, supervision of research and thesis writing. The course is delivered by lectures (from full and associate professors from UAC and African and European universities as well as practitioners of gender sensitive development issues), assignments, seminars, tutorial presentations and using computers and LCD projectors. The program is assessed and monitored using various tools including students class attendance lists, supervision, continuous assessment tests, individual and collective assignments, field work, end of semester examinations, training course for the students. A combined use of these tools also ensures quality delivery of the programme backed up by theoretical and practical knowledge. Students at the end of the courses must score 12/20 to pass which is the University course grading standard applied to all postgraduate courses after defending a thesis.
The programme has forty courses: 101 GDPro : Projects Management : logical framework, indicators of verification, monitoring and assessment ; 102 GEMigr : Gender and Migration; 103 MQRS: Qualitative and Quantitative Methods of Research in Social Sciences; 104 GSR: Gender, Health and Reproductive Health; 105 FCT Women, Culture and Tradition; 106 Sociology of Beliefs; 107 GRH Management of Human Resources; 108 RCG Critical Literature Review on Gender; 109 GEGouv Gender and Governance; 110 Ang English; 201 Feminist Theories and Gender Theories; 202 SDF Sociology of Family; 203 Gender and Environment Protection; 204 STA Science and Administration Technics; 205 GED Gender and Development; 206 RInT International Relations; 207 GEduc Gender and Education; 208 SOL Sociolinguistics; 209 GEDec Gender and Decentralization; 210 HISD History of Development; 301 GOI Gender and International Organization; 302 Gender, Budgeting and Public Finance; 303 GEG Gender and Gire; 304 MEG Methodology of Gender; 305 GEP Gender and Politics; 306 SAD Socio-Anthropology of Development, 307 GEM Gender and Globalization; 308 DMP Right of Public Markets; 309 GDH Gender and Human Rights; 310 Social and Cultural Anthropology; 401 FED Women and Development; 402 GPP Management and Planning of Cultural Project; 403 DCP DAO and Public Contract; 405 RSF Socio-anthropological Realities of Family; 405 GSC Gender and Community Health; 406 GEE Gender and Employment; 407 RCG Critical Literature Review on Gender . 408 SSD Specific and Diversified Topics; 409 APro Professional English. We show a content of one course 407 Critical Literature Review on Gender; Theoretical approaches to gender studies; Understanding patriarchy, matriarchy, family, economy, class, capitalism and the theme of marginalization; Gender in history; Gender and developments in agriculture, industry, trade, education, health, religion, science and technology, disease and conservation in a global perspective. The history of gender; Gender roles and experiences in historical perspectives; Changes in gender roles over the years.
Learning outcomes (max 200 words):

(The expected learning outcomes in view of the students’ future academic opportunities and employability, the personal competences, and the impact at institutional, national, regional levels)

The learner should be able to understand and gender related issues because gender issues have become more mainstreamed in the implementation and success in development programs and their management in Benin and Africa. Facilitate and coordinate gender mainstreaming at all levels of socioeconomic and cultural development, especially by mitigating emerging health and social challenges. In addition, Academic Mobility beneficiaries of this programme should be able to plan, lead and manage recognition and utilisation of women initiatives in leadership at institutional, regional, national and continent levels. This will help reverse the wheels of male dominance and patriarchy that fuel and drive gender inequality in management of projects and programmes.

Recognition and accreditation obtained:

(The master/doctoral program offered must have been recognised and accredited at the time of this application. The official proof of accreditation can be asked by the Agency for all programmes indicated in this section during project implementation.)

The name of the relevant authority that accredited the program:

Faculty of Letters, Arts and Human Sciences Deanship Approval, FLASH, University of Abomey-Calavi

University of Abomey-Calavi, Board of Education Offices Approval act N° 334-15/UAC/SG/VR-AARU/SEOU on 1st July 2015

Period of validity of accreditation:
Five Years (2015 – 2020)


 Intra-Africa Academic Mobility Scheme


Academic Mobility for African Sustainable Development/AMAS

The overall objective of the Intra-Africa Academic Mobility programme is to promote sustainable development and ultimately contribute to poverty reduction by increasing the availability of trained and qualified high-level professional manpower in Africa.


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