Gender Data 201 (Self-Paced Version)

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Nora Löhr • 16 November 2021
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Gender Data 201 is a free online course that equips participants with the skills needed to lead gender-responsive advocacy work, decision-making processes, and policy design and implementation activities. The course builds on the Gender Data 101, building technical data skills and fostering a global community of gender data practitioners that can escalate its positive impact on the UN Sustainable Development Goals.

Prior participation in Gender Data 101 is not mandatory to participate in this course.

Course Modules

  1. "Setting the Framework" an introductory module that will go over the context, concepts and the potential of gender data in development.
  2. "Hands-on Technical Training" will walk participants through the different stages of using gender data.
  3. "Project Laboratory" will offer group sessions where data scientists and gender experts will guide participants through the design of a gender data research project.

Ideal Participant Profile

The ideal Gender Data 201 participant:

  • Is someone interested in the practical application of gender data in global development and public policy.
  • Has background knowledge in basic data concepts and tools used for data analysis (skills in using Excel, RStudio, Kepler, and knowledge of python are considered a plus).
  • Is eager to incorporate gender theory and analysis into development projects, and is familiarized with the basic gender concepts.

The only requisite is that the enrolled participants are open to learn more about the gender data landscape and to gain basic skills and tools that will allow them to incorporate different gender analysis in their area of work.


Natalie GroverManaging Director, Data-Pop Alliance

Guest Experts

Emmanuel LetouzeDirector and Co-Founder, Data Pop Alliance

Ivette YanezManager and Communication Teams Lead, Data Pop Alliance

Marta LamasPolitical Science Professor, National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM)

Cláudia Abreu LopesResearch Fellow, UNU-IIGH

Hilary MathewsSenior Gender Advisor, Care USA

Manuel Contreras-UrbinaSenior Development Specialist, World Bank

Diva DharSenior Program Officer, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

Dilly SeverinDirector of Advocacy and Communications, Data2X

Catherine D'IgnazioAuthor of 'Data Feminism', Assistant Professor at MIT