The COI Workshop acts as a precursor for the NATO Gender in Military Operations Annual Discipline Conference (ADC), to be held in Brussels on the 29th of May 2017. The presentations and discussions of the Workshop is an opportunity to gather information on identified training gaps and new training opportunities in the field to bring to the ADC.
The Workshop also serves as an excellent opportunity for actors in the field of gender in military operations to network with each other and gain valuable contacts from different organisations and from other disciplines.
“It has only been a few days since we closed the workshop and we are already seeing new gender integration initiatives being planned for the specialist trainings thanks to our participants”, says Rebecca Blum, Senior Analyst at NCGM. “This initiative will serve to close one of the identified training gaps, and we look forward to cooperate with the community to close more gaps at the ADC.”