Gender Mainstreaming

Gender mainstreaming is a strategy for making women and men’s concerns and experiences an integral dimension in the design, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of policies and programs in all political, economic and societal spheres so that women and men benefits equally an inequality is not perpetuate. The ultimate goal is to achieve gender equality.

The argument is that women’s subordination not only affects women but is also a structural problem with an impact on society as a whole. The inclusion of gender in developmental projects and programs is important because it promises:

  •          Sustainability and ownership of projects
  •          Proper targeting of programs to suit the needs and interests of men and women, boys and girls.
  •          Participation of both men and women in development activities
  •          Proper allocation of resources, roles, time and benefits
  •          Formulation and implementation of appropriate strategies.
  • Mainstreaming requires working to improve the specific situation of women in tandem with men.

Below are the topics in the trainer manual on Gender Mainstreaming

      ·         Introduction to Gender

      ·         Gender Awareness

      ·         Lobbying and Advocacy

      ·         Human Rights and Gender Based Violence

      ·         Gender Analysis

      ·         Approaches and strategies to Gender Mainstreaming and Integration

      ·         Methods and Strategies of Gender Mainstreaming

      ·         Mainstreaming Gender into Leadership and Governance

      ·         Gender Responsive Budgeting


Capacity Development

The need for qualitative training programs for employees in the various developing industries in Liberia cannot be overemphasized. Therefore, PMLI conducts training and development programs, aimed at meeting urgent human resource needs in Banking, Insurance, Mining, Aviation and Agriculture. We provide training in jobs related to Customer services, Cash and Tellers, Internal Controls, Leadership and Managerial Training.

Our Business Edge Training Module includes but not limited to Human Resource Management, Finance & Accounting, General & Operations Management, Marketing Management, Personal Productivity Skills.



A world – class training system, Business Edge strengthens the management skills of owners, managers and staff of small/ medium sized enterprises (SMEs) and corporations. Backed by IFC and delivered by certified local trainers, Business Edge sets a new standard for business management training worldwide. Together with the SME Toolkits, Business Edge provides a complete set of SME management solutions.


The key components of Business Edge

1.    ·                     Human Resources Management

·                     Marketing Management

·                     Finance and Accounting

·                     General and Operations Management

·                     Personal Productivity Skills

·                     Oil and Gas

·                     Project Management

·            Quality Management

·            Governance

·            Gender Mainstreaming and Social Inclusion

·                     Tourism and Hospitality Management

 with content easily adapted to local business environments.


2.      Delivered by Certified Business Edge trainers:  IFC selects, trains and certifies trainers to customize the global Business Edge content to meet specific needs in local languages, and using relevant case studies.


3.      Training impact measurement system: To demonstrate the return on training investment, Business Edge provides trainers with tools to document, evaluate, and measure the results of the training within a set period, which can include improvements in revenue generation, capital raised, cost and quality control, etc.


4.      Quality control by IFC: IFC regularly assesses the trainers to ensure clients are receiving value for money.


5.       A global knowledge network: IFC facilitates the sharing of best practices from projects among staff and Business Edge trainers to enable Business Edge clients to gain from IFC’s global experience.


Business Edge Course Briefs

Course Name

Workshop Training Modules



A. Marketing Management

1. Caring for the Customer

2. Achieving Success in Marketing

3. Assessing Marketing Opportunities

4. Developing a Competition Strategy

5. Positioning Yourself in the Market

6. Establishing Your Marketing Mix Strategy

7. Preparing Your Product Strategy

8. Working Out Your Pricing Strategy

9. Creating Your Distribution Strategy

10. Developing an Integrated Marketing Communication Strategy

11. Selling Skills Training


B. Human Resource Management

12. Organizing for Successful Training & Development

13. Recruiting for Key Management Positions

14. Planning for HR

15. Retaining Top Employees

16. Establishing Compensation & Benefits


C. Financial Management and Accounting

17. Controlling Costs

18. Working with Budgets

19. Using & Analyzing Financial Statements

20. Developing a Business Plan for a New Venture

21. Project Management


D. General and Operations Management

22. Achieving Quality

23. Understanding Quality

24. Controlling Physical Resources

25. Auditing Quality

26. Planning and Controlling Work


E. Personal Productivity Skills

27. Motivating People

28. Managing Changes

29. Managing with Authority

30. Delegating Effectively

31. Managing Time

32. Becoming a More Effective Manager

33. Solving Problems

34. Communicating Effectively

35. Coaching

36. Influencing

37. Using Information for Decision Making

38. Leading your Team


F. Oil and Gas

39. Petroleum products Stock Management and Inventory Control   LEVEL 1

40. Petroleum products Stock Management and Inventory Control   LEVEL 2

41. Petroleum products Stock Management and Inventory Control   LEVEL 3

42. Compliance in Depot Operations  Management LEVEL 1

43. Compliance in Depot Operations  Management LEVEL 2

44.Compliance in Depot Operations  Management LEVEL 3

45. Shipboard level Gauging and Cargo Calculation LEVEL1

46. Shipboard level Gauging and Cargo Calculation LEVEL 2

47. Maintenance Management Strategies for Operations Efficiency and Reliability – LEVEL 1

48.Maintenance Management Strategies for Operations Efficiency and Reliability – LEVEL 2

49.Maintenance Management Strategies for Operations Efficiency and Reliability – LEVEL 3

G. Project Management

50. Project Management LEVEL 1

51. Project Management LEVEL 2

52. Project Management LEVEL 3


H. Tourism and Hospitality Management

53. Running a sustainable Tourism Business,

54. Hotel Management

55. Caring for guests

56. Costs savings in accommodation service

57. Marketing for accommodation service,

58. Motivating and retaining staff