KEY POINTS OF ACTION BETWEEN GENDER POLICY UNIT, A.B.U ZARIA AND THE FRENCH INSTITUTE FOR RESEARCH IN AFRICA (IFRA)


A workshop on Research Methodology, Writing and Research Reporting organized by the French Institute for Research in Africa (IFRA) on 12th to 13th April 2018 at Institute for Develpoment Research, A.B.U Zaria and three researchers from Gender Policy Unit of Ahmadu Bello University were trained. Earlier in February 2018 a meeting was held between the Director of the Unit, Prof. Binta Abdulkarim, the IFRA Director; Dr Elodie Apard and the Secretary-General of the institute, Martin Mbella discussed on research outcomes that would reduce the menace of Female trafficking in Nigeria and its global networks. Other subsequent on May 25th 2018 with IFRA senior research fellows; Prof. Bernard Caron and Ms Eucilic Guitard highlighted areas of collaboration with the GPU and IFRA and the French Embassy in Nigeria thus:

  • A link with the French Embassy in Nigeria for donation of books and journals on gender related issues.
  • A link with the Women Advocates Research and Documentation Centre (WARDOC) in IFRA, University of Ibadan for exchange of ideas in developing trends in gender research and information sharing.
  • The creation of a Movie Club and monthly screening of gender-based movies to drive debates among the genders within the university.
  • The Gender Policy Unit to provide to support the activities of IFRA in ABU and beyond.
  • Intensification of scientific research on Human Habitat by GPU with the support of IFRA