Director's Welcome Message

Dr. Genevieve Adukpo

The Centre for Gender Research, Advocacy and Documentation  is an  initiative of the University of Cape Coast. The setting up of CEGRAD was in response to internal and external commitments, which included the Key thrust 2 of the University’s Strategic Plan, which aims at creating a conducive working environment, which recognizes equal opportunities for Faculties, Staff, and Students. The Centre for Gender Research, Advocacy, and Documentation (CEGRAD) on UCC campus began operation on 1 August 2013.

CEGRAD has two distinct but related tasks:

To support and deepen research and  engage in  outreach and advocacy , in the area of gender across the University of Cape Coast  and beyond. We hope to become  a gender centre with nationwide acclaim.


The mandate of CEGRAD includes to:

  1. Operate as a Research, Advocacy and documentation focal point on Gender and Women Studies
  2. Operate as a Research, Advocacy and Documentation focal point on Gender and Women Studies
  3. Ensure adherence to gender sensitivity in the university wide policy and programmes
  4. Support Faculties, Schools and Institutes to engender their taught programmes and teaching approaches
  5. Offer a framework for monitoring adherence to gender sensitivity in policy-making and for feedback on effort at promoting gender equality at UCC 
  6. Facilitate the protection of women’s rights and the promotion of gender equity at UCC and beyond
  7. Coordinate relations within and beyond UCC for the promotion of gender interestsMain Activities


In line with its mandate, CEGRAD offers the following services:               

  1. Gender analysis training to support gender awareness research, programme design, implementation and evaluation
  2. Sexual harassment training; to provide deeper understanding of gender politics of sexual harassment in the academy
  3. Engendering curriculum, to foster a dedicated attention to the gender relations in content and pedagogy of various disciplines within the university environment
  4. Gender budgeting, to ensure that dedication to gender mainstreaming has the resource allocation to facilitate planning, implementation and monitoring for adherence

Services provided from 2013 - 2017

  1. Gender Analysis Training
  • Gender Sensitive Ethical Practice in the workplace for Twifo Oil Palm Plantation Limited (2017) 


  1. CEGRAD watch (Annual)
  2. CEGRAD brochure (Annual)
  3. CEGRAD sexual harassment flyer (2017)
  4. Relationship Tidbits Training Manual (2017)