Council for the Development of Social Science Research in Africa
Conseil pour le développement de la recherche en sciences sociales en Afrique
Conselho para o Desenvolvimento da Pesquisa em Ciências Sociais em África
مجلس تنمية البحوث الإجتماعية في أفريقيا


Gender Programme

Launched in 1983 in accordance with the Council’s mandate of
strengthening Gender Research and Analysis pertaining to Africa, the
Gender Programme became one of the Core programmes of the Council in
1996, upon the recommendation of a Gender Task Force that was set up
in 1995.

Twinned with this main recommendation was the mainstreaming
of gender into the Council’s programmes. The Gender Programme thus
occupies a central position in the work of the Council, as a programme
geared at growing Gender knowledge through specific, clearly targeted
interventions; and as a broader programme whose activities cross-cut
the various aspects of the Council’s work. The main dimensions to the
programme are: Research, Training, Policy Dialogue, Publications and
Knowledge dissemination.

The main objectives of gender Programme are: to consolidate the
progress that has been made in generating a gender-transformative
social science through a systematic identification of new
methodological concerns and instruments; To provide concrete
opportunities to a new generation of young male and female scholars to
take creative approaches to gender-related research, To consider
systematically the various implications of gender research and gender
analysis in Africa, To understand better the interactions of gendered
realities among different social levels.

To see if there is currently a call for applications for the Gender Programme, please consult the <rubrique7> section. For further information on the Gender Programme, please send a message to this address:
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