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Certificate in Gender, Peace and Security

Certificate in Gender, Peace and Security (CGPS)

The main objective of the course is to equip participants with basic tools for analytical thinking, and relevant skills in gender, peace and security.

Papers offered include:

    Introduction to Gender Studies
    Introduction to Theories of Peace and Security
    Gender and Conflicts in Africa
    Gender and Development in Africa
    Sexual and Gender-Based Violence
    Gender, Human Rights and International Law
    Good Governance – Principles and Perspectives
    International Organizations
    Basic Research Methods and Writing Skills

Target group

This course targets persons working with the following organizations in Africa
    International and Regional Organizations (e.g. United Nations, African Union, Economic Community of West African States, Southern African Development Community)
    Security Services (e.g. Police, Armed Forces, Immigration, Customs )
    Government Organizations, Civil Service, Judiciary
    National Peace Councils
    Non-Governmental Organizations and Humanitarian Agencies
    Civil Society Organizations
    Local Organizations and Networks
    Individuals with an interest in Gender, Peace and Security

Course duration

The course runs for three weeks and takes place twice a year in March and September.

Admission requirements

Admission to the programme requires a first degree or a diploma. Applicants with higher academic qualifications who need formal education in the area of gender, peace and security are also eligible to apply.

The cost of application is Ghȼ100 for Ghanaians and US$50 for non-Ghanaians.

How to apply

Apply online or download an application form from this website once a call for applications for this course is advertised either on this website, our social media sites or in selected newspapers.

For other details about the course, contact the Registry on +233 (0) 244847394 / +233 (0) 501209332 or e-mail /