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Training Courses

According to our training course feedback so far:

Course Overview

“Why is international development so straight?”

With the adoption of the Agenda 2030, United Nation member states pledged to ensure “no one will be left behind” and to “endeavour to reach the furthest behind first.”


Sexual and gender minorities have traditionally been overlooked in the international development, humanitarian and aid sectors. This must change if we are to see meaningful development which is inclusive of all. Your organisation can be part of changing this system to ensure that no one is truly left behind in your work.

This is an excellent introductory course for organisations who are new to engaging with sexual and gender minorities.

Course outcomes:

  • Enable you to understand the terminology used when referring to sexual and gender minorities (LGBTQI+ populations);

  • Explore the global history and development of LGBTQI+ human rights and international development - where do sexual and gender minorities fit into this?

  • Explore the reasons why international development has traditionally been accused of being 'cisnormative' and ‘heteronormative’;

  • Identify the key development issues faced by sexual and gender minorities across parts of the globe;

  • Illustrate how you can achieve a 'queering' of Agenda 2030 by including sexual and gender minorities in your work, so no one is truly left behind;

  • Gain knowledge of the mechanisms of how you can engage with SDG frameworks;

  • Increase your knowledge and skills in reaching out and bringing sexual and gender minorities onboard as part of your international development work;

  • Enable you to become a more inclusive international development, aid or humanitarian organisation.

Who should attend this?

Anyone who is part of an international development organisation or an organisation which works within international development, humanitarian or aid sectors. This course is ideal for those who know little to nothing about the issues faced by sexual and gender minorities, as well as how to engage with them.

Would you like to offer this training course for your organisation?

Many of our courses can be delivered online at a time and date that can be worked around both your organisation and ours. For more information, please email:

Pricing and course details:

Organisations can pay via BACS invoice. Course fees must be paid before the course starts. When you sign up for a place below, we will be in contact regarding payment.

  • Course held: Online (Teams)

  • Course duration: 1 day (10-3pm – including regular short comfort breaks)

  • Course date: TBA

  • Course fee: £40 per person

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"This is a very important course that I believe there is a need to bring on board more representatives and organisations from developing countries for more awareness" (Kenyan NGO)

"A really thorough course, starting right at the beginning with terminology and history, all the way through to practical steps that can be taken right now by my organisation - it covered so many useful things, actually exceeding my expectations for how much can be done in a day. The amount of information covered was extensive, but not so much that I felt overloaded, and I have been introduced to areas that I would like to research further. Drew is obviously very knowledgeable but also very personable and friendly, so his delivery of the course makes the topics very accessible. I've learnt a lot, and look forward to discussing further with my colleagues and implementing the next steps!" (U.K. International Development NGO)

"First, the lecturer is very enthusiastic and energized. I did not feel exhausted at any moment during the 5-hour long workshop. Secondly, all content and presentations are well organized and demonstrated. Especially, English is my second language. I could understand all slides right away" (Thai NGO)

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