CEGRAD welcomes international and local collaborations for research and activities around its core mandate and activities. Collaborative programmes undertaken so far have been in the area of research and advocacy.
CEGRAD Collaboration and Partnership
University of Birmingham, UK: Involves the sharing of experiences on gender equality issues and gender related research projects between the University of Birmingham and University of Cape Coast.
Freie Universität Berlin: The main partnership is to undertake a four-year project aimed at institutionalising equal opportunities practices in the University of Cape Coast. Other areas of cooperation include exchange of faculty members, students and publications. The partnership also seeks to promote joint projects, workshop, conference, teaching project and cultural programmes.
Theologische Hochschule Friedensau, Germany: The main collaboration was in the areas of organising three PhD summer schools on gender related themes funded by VW Foundation from 2016 to 2018. The aim is to build the capacity of PhD students and early career PhD researchers in conducting gender research on land. CEGRAD also benefits from academic exchange programmes for staff and students and research collaborations. CEGRAD currently has three of its past national service personnel pursuing their masters degree at Friedensau.
International Centre for Development and Decent Work (ICDD), University for Kassel, Germany: ICDD has signed an MoU with the University of Cape Coast and six other Universities around world. This collaboration allows CEGRAD to partner any of the following Universities; University of Agriculture, Faisalabad in Pakistan; Tata Institute of Social Sciences in India; University of Witwatersrand in South Africa; Universidad Rutonoma de Yucatan in Mexico; University of Estuduala de Campinas in Brazil; and Egerton University in Kenya. Benefits include PhD and post-doctoral Scholarships, funding support for local postgraduate research, staff exchanges, support for international comparative researches, conferences and publications
International Lecture Series: CEGRAD also organises lectures, training and orientation programmes on Gender and Womens’ Studies in Ghana for International Students and fellows from the USA. Examples are lectures on Gender and Leadership, Gender and Health, Gender and Politics, Queen mothers and Market Queens in Ghana among others. Some of the beneficiaries of these lectures are: Students of Agnes Scott College – Kennesaw, USA, students of The Hun School of Princeton, New Jersey, Women and Gender Studies Students of Towson University, Maryland and community women from Philadelphia.
Ministry of Gender, Children and Social Protection, Ghana: This collaboration offers CEGRAD visibility within the gender policy space in Ghana. CEGRAD’s official opening was attended by Deputy Minister, Hon. Dela Sowah and CEGRAD has been part of stakeholder dialogues on Ghana’s Domestic Violence Bill as well as the Affirmative Action Bill.
CEGRAD further offers assistance and partnership to the Central Region department of gender in the area of research and advocacy.