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ECOWAS Gender Development Centre (EGDC)
Title: ECOWAS Gender Development Centre (EGDC)
Creator: Gender Development Centre <Dakar>
Abstract: The main role of the Center for Gender Development is to establish, develop, facilitate, coordinate and follow up the strategies and programmes aimed at ensuring that matters related to the disparities between men and women in the integration programmes of the Community as well as women promotion are incorporated within the framework of objectives of the ECOWAS Treaty. Its mission is to:
- Implement the ECOWAS policy and system of gender management;
- Strive for the increase in the performance of women in their fields of activities (seminars, round tables, study trips in order to stimulate the spirit of entrepreneurship and enjoy better exchange of experience);
- Ensure apprenticeship and development of skills needed to execute the Millennium Goals on sex equality in the sub-region and in programmes;
- Build networks and partnership with relevant Agencies and Institutions for financial, technical and statutory support to the activities of the Center. [according to site editor's information]
Keywords: Women; Womens politics; Regional international organizations; West Africa
Countries: Western Africa. General Resources
Subject areas: Society ยป Gender
Resource type: International and supranational Organisations
Language: English; French
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