Gender Focal Point General Awareness - METT Georgia

Gender Focal Point General Awareness - METT Georgia

Gender Focal Point General Awareness - METT GeorgiaDate: (06-08-2019)
City: Gori
Location: Georgia
Duration: 3 days
Classification: NATO UNCLASSIFIED Releasable to Georgia, Moldova, and Sweden
Depth of knowledge: Level 200/300

After successfully piloting the first NATO GFP course at the beginning of 2019 in Sofia, the CMDR COE and the NCGM have continued strengthening their cooperation in joint endevours aimed at facilitating the integration of gender perspectives in military context. The CMDR COE has been invited to support a joint NCGM – UNWomen project aimed at capacity-building, institutional support and technical expertise for the Georgian security and defence sector. To this effect, a Mobile Training and Education Team (METT) consisting of instructors from the CMDR COE and the NCGM will conduct a tailored NATO GFP General Awareness seminar in Georgia so as to support the creation of a sustainable GFP structure, hence – facilitate the integration of gender perspectives in military context.



The GFP General Awareness seminar aims at enabling personnel to perform successfully as a GFP within strategic and operational organisations. The tailored course will provide trainees with information on GENAD Advisory Structure and the knowledge of how their role as a GFP contributes to larger organisational efforts to institutionalize the application of gender perspectives in all activities. The main goal is to raise awareness on the GFP′s role in supporting their chain of command in mainstreaming gender perspectives within their own area of responsibility.


Training Audience:

Military officers (OF-2 and higher) and/or civil equivalent from Georgian Ministry of Defence (MoD), Ministry of Interior Affairs (MoI) and subordinate authorities. 


Learning Objectives:

- Understand basic gender mainstreaming principles; 

 -Discuss CR-SGBV in relation to chain of commands’ / functional area of responsibility.

- Understand how to liaise with external organisations to assist with the implementation of gender perspectives.

- Develop working relationships, within own organisation, to assist with the chain of commands’ integration of gender perspectives.

- Establish functional dialogue with GENAD.

- Maintain a monitoring function.

- Report on data in reports for integration of gender perspectives.

- Contribute to the lessons learned process. 



There is no prerequisite for this course. However, trainees are strongly encouraged to undergo NATO ADL 169 - Improving Operational Effectiveness by Integrating Gender Perspective and ADL 171 – Gender Focal Point.

Please bear in mind that the afore-mentioned online courses require account registration on NATO e-learning platform: Please mind that this platform is NOT managed by either the CMDR COE or the NCGM. Refer any technical matters to the NATO JADL Admin Support. 



The seminar consists of interactive lectures, practical tasks, and case studies. The study method used is premised on the principles of adult learning so as to allow trainees to be actively internalising and processing new knowledge. Dedicated mentors will support the learning process navigating trainees′ syndicate work. 


CMDR COE Online platform

In line with the CMDR COE’s commitment to a cleaner environment, the Centre is limiting hard copy distribution of training materials, therefore, using its online platform for information sharing and communication. Access to this platform is granted upon successful registration (automatic e-mail with personal credentials). Log in here: using your account credentials, click on “My courses” and select GFP Course – METT Georgia. You are now in the course group and will receive all up-to-date course-related materials, information, and instructions. Trainees are encouraged to regularly consult their accounts.



The command of English language should be at a professional level, according to the criteria stated in STANAG 6001- 3-2-3-2. Equivalent civilian certification will also be accepted. 



Regular attendence is required for smooth internalisation of the seminar programme. Late arrivals or early departures cannot be accepted. 


Dress code:

General (both military and civilian): Smart casual (no jeans, no shorts)

Optional (military): Summer uniforms




Mandatory online registration should be completed as soon as possible, but no later than 26 JUL 2019. The required minimum is set at 10 participants, and the maximum – 30.



Participants are expected to have a valid full medical and other insurance coverage.



There is no fee for this event. 



Cancellation of participation is only possible with a 2-week notice prior to the start date of the course. 




Course Director - CMDR COE - CIV Gergana VAKLINOVA: Email:; Tel: +359 2 92 24 741; Mobile: +359 889 371 898

Deputy Course Director – NCGM – CAPT Magnus GLIFTSTAM: Email:; Tel: +46 73 380 80 40

OPR – CMDR COE - Iliyana IVANOVA : Email:, Tel : +359 2 92 24733

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