Welcome To CGSPS
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!
Dr. Olufunmilayo Olufunmilola Banjo
Director, Centre for Gender and Social Policy Studies
To be an International Centre of Excellence for advancing gender and
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