The Center for Gender Studies of Addis Ababa University, in collaboration with the Regional Institute of Gender, Diversity, Peace and Rights (RIGDPR) at Ahfad University for Women, and the Makerere University through the Norad-funded RIGDPR partnership project, has the pleasure to announce the availability of THREE SCHOLARSHIPS offered on a competitive basis for qualified candidates who are interested in enrolling in the newly introduced MASTER IN GENDER AND GOVERNANCE (GAG) from July 2013 to December 2014 at AHFAD UNIVERSTIY FOR WOMEN IN SUDAN.
TheMsc. programme is structured in seven specialized courses, in addition to fieldwork and research dissertation. The total 39 CHs are distributed as follows:
Semester 1: 4 CH each course total of 12 CHs
Course 1: Gender and Feminism: Concepts and Theories
Course 2: Gender and Multiculturalism
Course 3: Gender and Governance
Semester 2: 3 CHs each Course: Total 12 CHs
Course 4: Gender and Economic Governance
Course 5: Global and Regional Governance
Course 6: Public Policy and Governance
Course 7: Research Methods
Semester 3: Dissertation and Elective Courses: 15 CHs
FOR APPLICATION AND FURTHER INFORMATION, PLEASE CONTACT the Center for Gender Studies, Addis Ababa University (Address: P.O.Box 1176, Akaki Campus, Tel: +251114349405 Email:
Eligible candidates are
· Female students with BA Degree in one of the social sciences, development studies, peace studies, federalism and related fields,
· Have a CGPA of 2.75 and above, and
· A very good command of written and spoken English.
Short listed applicants will sit for an English language test and will have interview at the Center for Gender Studies.
Deadline for Application of the Scholarship: 8th of May 2013, 5:00pm
Ifyou want more information about the scholarship Click on Research link.
About the Center (CGS)
The Center of Gender Studies (CGS), the formerly Centre for Research, Training and Information on Women in Development (CERTWID) was established in 1991 as a unit within the Institute of Development Research (IDR) at Addis Ababa University. In its commitment to strengthen the centre, Addis Ababa University upgraded CERTWID to an independent Institute for Gender Studies in 2006. The Institute’s main goal is to enable Ethiopian women to empower themselves socially, culturally, economically and politically so that they can become active participants in, as well as equal beneficiaries of the development process. It sets out to assist Ethiopian women to realize this goal through education, research, training, documentation and publication. The Institute also serves as a link between the academic community and policy makers, as well as national and international NGOs who share its goal.
The Center is currently active in four major areas of focus namely education, research, training and, publication and documentation. In terms of education the Institute launched its MA program in Gender studies in 2005, where it has so far graduated 60 students in three batches at Masters Level and there are 49 students currently under study this academic year. Out of these, 24 have fulfilled the requirements and are due to graduate at the end of this month.
Research is a major undertaking of IGS. The Centre has carried out and sponsored several researches on gender related issues. In its efforts to stimulate research on gender, the Centre has put in place an annual research grant competition program on gender issues. The program has prompted several faculty and students to undertake researches on gender issues.
CGS has several publications on gender that are accessible to students, researchers, and all stakeholders. In terms of documentation, CGS houses one of the most extensive collections of information resources on gender. The Center has also prepared list of bibliographies of the research works of the graduated students. The documentation centre is accessed by faculty students and researchers within and outside the university community.
CGS is also involved in organizing and availing trainings. It has organized a number of trainings and workshops for Addis Ababa University staff members and students, employees of government and non-government organizations working on gender issues. Some of the workshops were on gender mainstreaming, gender sensitive research methodology, gender and leadership in Ethiopia, integrating gender in AAU curriculum and urbanization and gender in Ethiopia.
The Centre of Gender Studies, as part of its strategy, works in collaboration with other departments of the university, government and non governmental organizations as well as individuals to achieve its goal. The Center had been engaged with various partnership projects with other Institutions such as The Netherlands Embassy, Oxfam Canada and the International Institute for Rural Reconstruction (IIRR). Currently, there is a collaborative project ongoing with the University of Tromsoe in Norway funded by The Norwegian Program for Development Research and Education (NUFU). The Institute also has an upcoming project on building the capacities of Women’s Affairs Offices of various Ministries, with the United Nations Development Fund for Women (UNIFEM).
CGS strives to forge links with different organizations to promote gender issues in Ethiopia. In view of this, the Center has created partnership with the Packard Foundation. After several meetings of discussion, a concept note was prepared and submitted to Packard Foundation which was accepted by the organization and a consultative meeting comprising of other partners was held to discuss the core components of the concept note – curriculum development, and capacity building of IGS.