Gender & Women’s Studies for Africa’s Transformation Project (GWS Africa)

The AGI’s Strengthening Gender and Women’s Studies for Africa’s Transformation (GWS Africa) Project pursues the Institute’s mission by developing and disseminating intellectual resources, and supporting intellectual dialogue and networking. The project set out to strengthen African-based teaching and research in gender studies by bringing together teachers and researchers in African universities in a series of strategic training, research and publishing activities. It aimed to enhance the intellectual quality, the strategic relevance and the applicability of African teaching and research in the field of gender studies. Furthermore, the project hoped to generate a strong community of locally-grounded gender-competent faculties, equipped with the analytical and policy advocacy skills required to deliver relevant curricula design, teaching and research that will ensure gender justice in African contexts.