Centre’s Objectives

To operationalize its mandate, the Centre is guided by the following specific objectives

CONSOLIDATION

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

INTEGRATION

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

RESEARCH

 To promote interdisciplinary research and policy for sustainable development.

PROGRAMMES

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

 

SOCIAL CHANGE

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.


CAPACITY

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


PARTNERSHIP

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


ADVOCACY

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

 

 

Coming Events

  • CGSPS Bespoke Residential Face to Face Certificate Courses

    In November 2016, the Centre for Gender and Social Policy Studies will begin to offer Bespoke Residential 2-4 weeks training in gender and development targeting personnel in key sectors of the polity; local government workers, health workers, leaders in the education sector, development practitioners, social workers, political office holders, officers in the system of administration of justice, personnel of the human resource departments of government, business and other for profit organizations, Faculty, and administrators in the university system.

    The Bespoke Residential Certificate Courses in gender and development would be foundational programmes for persons seeking to understand: women and men’s status; gender relations; the nexus of gender and other social justice issues; and how these impact the well being and quality of life of individuals and communities, and the indicators of development. Persons who wish to mainstream gender into practice, policy, knowledge production and theory building processes would also have much to gain from the certificate programmes.

    The Centre encourages employers, philanthropists, funding agencies, and development agencies to sponsor specific categories of employees, community members and stakeholders to attend the certificate courses.

    To find out more about the training programmes and to access application materials, send a mail to: centreforgender.oau@gmail.com. On the subject line of the e-mail, indicate: Inquiries RCC or Call 0803-495-2234.
  • Call for Extended Abstracts/Proposals for the 2017 Bi-ennial Conference of the Centre for Gender and Social Policy Studies

    Theme: Gender and Security: Shifting Perspectives, Transforming Communities.
    Details would be available soon.
  • Coming Soon: 2016 CGSPS Annual Lecture and Endowment. Theme: Activist Women Across Generations

    This programme will take place on Wednesday 30th November 2016. The theme of the programme is: Activist Women Across Generations. The activities included in the CGSPS Annual Lecture and Endowment for the year 2016 are:

    1) Lecture by a distinguished Nigerian;
    2) Awards to generations of women activists who have impacted the Nigerian polity in distinct ways;
    3) Scholarship Awards to female students; and
    4) Fundraising and announcement of support already received by the Centre.
  • Call for Papers: African Journal of Gender and Development (AJGD)

    Download pdf version of call for full information. AJGD Call PDF
    In line with the need to focus contributions to her bi-annual journal, the African Journal of Gender and Development (AJGD), the Centre for Gender and Social Policy Studies has taken the decision to theme all editions of the journal. The theme of the April 2017 edition of the journal is: Gender and Health in Developing Countries.  Two experts in the fields of gender and health would serve as guest editors for the edition.  This is a call for papers for the April 2017 edition of AJGD.  Please note the important dates highlighted below.
    Important Dates
    October 10 – November 10, 2016: Call for papers and submission of manuscripts for April Edition of AJGD
    November 11 – December 11, 2016: Review of manuscripts and feedback to authors
    December 12 – January 12, 2016: Revision of manuscripts by authors
    January 13 – January 27, 2017: 2nd round of review and revisions
    January 28 – February 11, 2017: Submission of final revised manuscripts

    About AJGD
    African Journal of Gender and Development (AJGD) publishes original research studies and essays that focus on gender, and explore the intersection of gender and development issues in fields of studies such as the humanities, law, social sciences, education, agriculture, medicine and public health, and science and technology.  It also publishes the review of books that make critical, theoretical and constructive contributions to understanding gender relations, especially from an interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary perspective.  AJGD is a bi-annual, double blind peer-reviewed journal of the Centre for Gender and Social Policy Studies (CGSPS), Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Nigeria, and it is published twice a year, in April and October.  The Editorial Board is committed to the quick review of manuscripts. Papers that have been previously copyrighted, published, or accepted for publication elsewhere will not be considered for publication in the journal.
    Contact Us AJGD Editorial Office
    Centre for Gender and Social Policy Studies
    Obafemi Awolowo University
    Ile-Ife, Nigeria
    E-mail: genderjournal.oau@gmail.com
    Phone: +234 803 495 2234

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Centre for Gender and Social Policy Studies

Get in touch with us!

Application for admission into 4 weeks Bespoke Residential Certificate Courses in Gender and Development
Centre For Gender & Social Policy Studies.
Call for Participation in the Centre for Gender CA-BW
2017 Walk Against Gender-Based Violence
Call for Papers: African Journal of Gender and Development
Centre For Gender & Social Policy Studies.
IMPORTANT DATES

October 10 – November 10, 2016: Call for papers and submission of manuscripts for April Edition of AJGD
November 11 – December 11, 2016: Review of manuscripts and feedback to authors
December 12 – January 12, 2016: Revision of manuscripts by authors
January 13 – January 27, 2017: 2nd round of review and revisions
January 28 – February 11, 2017: Submission of final revised manuscripts