Dr Omotoso’s team wins gender research grant

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Dr Sharon Omotoso of our programme in Gender Studies is Principal Investigator on the project ‘Strengthening Capacity for Research and Policy in Shifting Notions of Motherhood and Fatherhood for Improved Children’s Wellbeing in Africa’ (SCaRPE Africa).

The project is intended to consolidate on the resources, data, and skills in the field of gender studies, focusing on the evolution of notions of motherhood and fatherhood in African societies, and their implications for policymaking and the implementation of programmes to improve family life and the welfare of children.

Researchers, faculties, and graduate students engaged in cognate areas of investigation will participate in the 3-year project hosted by Makerere University, Uganda. Dr Omotoso leads the UI/Nigeria sector of the project. Other institutions involved include the University of the Witwatersrand, University of Rwanda, and Moi University. The emphasis of the project is on training and capacity-building in research and policy advocacy. Dr Mutiat Oladejo of the History Department, University of Ibadan, is Co-Investigator for UI/Nigeria.

The project, instituted under the ‘ARUA-UKRI GCRF Capacity-Building Call, Round 2’, commences this January.