A Centre of Excellence for the Interdisciplinary Study of Gender and Development Issues.

Dr. Olufunmilayo Olufunmilola Banjo

Director, Centre for Gender and Social Policy Studies

The Centre for Gender and Social Policy Studies has worked over the years to contribute to research on gender issues, driving reorientation about the perception that the society holds on gender equality. We are making progress, but there is still work to be done! I therefore welcome you on board as you learn more about our work and how you can be a part of the development we are making. You are Welcome!!


To be an International Centre of Excellence for advancing gender and development issues


To provide a high standard of teaching, research and policy advocacy in gender and development, thereby contributing to enhanced quality of life for sustainable development



To consolidate and expand the University’s focus in social policy.


To promote interdisciplinary research and policy for sustainable development.


To challenge, further strengthen and advance basic and action-oriented research into issues of equity and equality associated with gender, class, ethnicity, and political differentiation and utilize the findings to advocate for social change


To build partnerships with government and non-government organizations to foster sustainable development


To ensure that gender issues are integrated into the mainstream of policy formulation and development programmes and projects at all levels


To develop academic programmes of international standing in the field of gender studies.


To build national capacity in gender and social development, planning and policy analysis through teaching, training, consultancy, documentation and networking.


To initiate and engage in intellectual advocacy and community-related programmes through diverse community activities