This School established in 2007, aims at achieving gender justice and equity through developing and launching appropriate academic programmes, courses and training interventions. The School examines the existing gender gap and addresses the issue of gender disparity, with the objectives of strengthening individual and institutional efforts that enable women’s empowerment. The School of Gender and Development Studies analyzes and supports human, social, cultural and economic development to bring about gender equity and social justice.
The activities proposed for the School include:
- Designing and developing academic programmes and courses at doctoral, post graduate, undergraduate and awareness levels;
- Conducting research and developing appropriate research methodology; and
- Formulating and implementing training programmes.
Programmes are being developed under two broad streams: Gender and Development Studies and Women’s and Gender Studies. Other focal areas within these broad streams include law, science, agriculture and policy among others.
Attainment of a fair and equal society through an altered model of development focusing on knowledge creation, knowledge dissemination, research, training, sensitization and advocacy is what this School envisions itself to have been constituted for and wishes to pursue through its courses and various other intellectual activities. The School envisions its future with great expectations and is committed to working towards fulfillment of the attainment of an equitable society where all gender segments get full opportunity to realize their aspirations of self-development.
The School envisages major initiatives in research, teaching, training and advocacy in the focal areas of Gender and Development Studies as well as Women’s and Gender Studies.