2022
BIENNIAL CONFERENCE
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Dr. Olufunmilayo Olufunmilola Banjo

Director, Centre for Gender and Social Policy Studies

The Centre for Gender and Social Policy Studies (CGSPS), Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife was established in 1996 by the Governing Council of the University, as a centre of excellence for the interdisciplinary study of gender and development issues.

The vision for this dispensation is to make the centre a global point of reference as an outstanding centre for gender studies by building on the established history of leadership and excellence in Gender and Development. 

We look out for collaborations nationally and internationally in driving this vision. Welcoming you all on board as we join hands together in ensuring the realization of this vision!

Olufunmilayo O. BANJO

MISSION

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

VISION

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

OBJECTIVES

CONSOLIDATION

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

RESEARCH

To promote interdisciplinary research and policy for sustainable development.

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

PARTNERSHIP

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

INTEGRATION

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

PROGRAMMES

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

CAPACITY

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

ADVOCACY

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