Master of Arts in Gender, Peace and Security (MGPS)
The overall objective of the course is to equip students with effective tools for analytical thinking, good judgment, leadership and other critical managerial skills in Gender, Peace and Security.
The Specific Objectives are to:
- Equip students with the skills to achieve the highest professional standards in Gender, Peace and Security; Conflict Prevention, Resolution and Management; Peace Brokering and Security Management.
- Equip graduates with specialized knowledge and skills to play a meaningful role in management and provide professional leadership in Multi-Dimensional Peace Operations, International/Regional Organizations, Peace Councils, Civil Society Organizations as well as Non-Governmental Organizations.
- Meet the demands and aspirations for continuing education of employees serving in public and private sector organizations involved in conflict, peace and security issues.
- Prepare interested individuals for a career in Peace and Security.
- Improve opportunities for women to attain higher positions in international, regional and national organizations.
- Theories and Concepts of Gender.
- Theories and Analysis of Conflict, Peace and Security.
- Gender, War and Conflict in Africa.
- Gender Rights and International Law.
- Governance and Leadership in Africa.
- Research Methods in Gender, Peace and Security.
- Feminist Jurisprudence and Conflicts in Africa.
- Contemporary and Emerging Security Issues in Africa – Seminar Series.
- Gender and International Relations.
- Gender, Human Rights and Conflict in Africa.
- Gender and Post-Conflict Reconstruction and Development.
- Gender, Security Sector and Multi-Dimensional Peace Operations.
- Youth and Conflict in Africa.
- Migration, Citizenship and Conflict.
The course is opened to participants from the African continent and beyond. Targeted participants working with the following groups/organizations are encouraged to apply:
- Security and Intelligence Agencies.
- International and Regional Organizations (e.g. UN, AU, SADC, ECOWAS).
- Civil Society Groups in Africa.
- Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs).
- The Diplomatic Community.
- Civil/ Public Servants.
- Members of the Legislature/ Parliament/Judiciary.
- Individuals with Interest in Gender,Peace and Security Studies.
The Course will be organized in three modular sessions as follows:
- First Session :June-July
- Second Session:November-December
- Third Session: February-April (of the subsequent year)
- Writing of Dissertation: April-July (of the subsequent year)