ISOA WPS Certification Training Opportunity #2 -
Date: Thursday, August 13, 2020
Time: 9:00 am – 11:00 am Eastern
WPS Training Certification. This training is Module/Event #2, the second of three 2020 WPS training events. The first WPS training event in June was through the lens of Civil Society. This second WPS training event is through the lens of the Government, and the next WPS training event will be through the lens of Academia.
Industry: Don’t miss this opportunity to learn what the United States Government wants Contractors to know and DO about Women, Peace, and Security. This course provides an overview of the evolution of the Women, Peace, and Security (WPS) agenda; conflict-related sexual violence; the U.S. government’s approach to advancing WPS; Gender Analysis of Conflict tools; and Gender-sensitive Stabilization approaches. It will cover the Department of State’s role in implementing the 2019 U.S. Strategy on Women, Peace, and Security – providing insight on best approaches for the private sector to effectively engage with the U.S. government to advance WPS in the field.
Amanda Van Dort
Senior Advisor on Women, Peace, and Security
U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Conflict and Stabilization Operations
Amanda Van Dort is the Senior Advisor on Women, Peace, and Security in the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Conflict and Stabilization Operations (CSO). She also covers the Atrocity Early Warning and Religious Freedom portfolios. She previously worked in the Bureau of Population, Refugees, and Migration where she covered Population Policy and Gender-based Violence in humanitarian settings. Amanda completed a Presidential Management Fellowship in 2018 and rotated in the Office of the Secretary of Defense in the Stability and Humanitarian Affairs Bureau where she covered International Humanitarian Policy, including adherence to International Humanitarian Law, Atrocity Prevention, and Women, Peace, and Security.
Amanda completed a graduate degree in Public Policy at the University of Michigan Gerald R. Ford School. Prior to graduate school, she served as the Country Director for Emerge Global, a non-profit based in Sri Lanka that provides economic empowerment, life skills training programs, and mentorship to teenage girls who were survivors of sexual assault and abuse.