ABOUT THE INSTITUTE
The African Gender Institute is located within the School of African and Gender Studies, Anthropology and Linguistics at the University of Cape Town. The AGI was established formally in 1999 by then Vice chancellor, Dr Mamphela Ramphele. (UCT has spearheaded African-focused teaching, research, capacity-building and resource development projects since 1994.) The groundwork for the AGI was founded in the work of the Equal Opportunities Research Project which examined the issues facing UCT’s commitment to institutional transformation in the post-1994 era of national transformation.
Since 1999, the AGI has developed and run successful undergraduate and graduate degree programmes, and led more than 15 continental and international research, capacity-building and advocacy projects. The areas in which these projects have worked are diverse: they include conflict and peace building, land and livelihood, sexual and reproductive health and rights, gender-based violence, and e-technologies.
Programmes of teaching on gender have developed from a single course in 1998 to the present-day fully fledged academic programme at UCT which enrols some 1 000 students from undergraduate through to doctoral level each year. It is anticipated that in 2015, about 1 500 students will be registered in the programme, which moved in 2012 into its own independent teaching section in the School of African and Gender Studies, Anthropology and Linguistics.
Programmes of research, capacity-building and networking continue to remain committed to investigation and enquiry which takes the politics of gender and sexuality seriously in African contexts. The AGI has an exemplary record of successfully marrying research-generated theory with activism and strategic practice. READ MORE.
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