International PhD Summer School Ends at UCC

A two-week International PhD Summer School on the theme " Land Use and Mobile Livelihood: Intersectional Perspectives on Pastoralism, Migration and Displacement" has ended at the University of Cape Coast, UCC. It was organized by the Centre for Gender, Advocacy and Documentation (CEGRAD). Participants, from 16 countries, were engaged with series of academic activities such as Gender methodology and intersectionality, co-operative learning and land tenure, land rights and mobile livelihoods. Others were Womenomics and the Commodification of Nature, Feminists Developmental Concerns about Mobile Livelihood, and Intersectionality and Feminist Approaches to Research. The participants had gratifying experience to visit some tourist sites in the Central region as part of the programme. Closing the ceremony, the Chairman, Prof. P. K. Agbesinyale, thanked participants and urged them to use the knowledge they had acquired to contribute to the development of their respective countries. He wished them well and godspeed back to their respective countries. For his part, the former Director of CEGRAD, Prof. Akua Britwum, thanked the participants and equally expressed gratitude to staff of the Centre and the local organising committee for a good job done. Sharing their thoughts on the Summit at the closing ceremony, some of the participants expressed their gratitude to CEGRAD and the University for the hospitality accorded them. They indicated that the knowledge gained in the Summer School would help them to complete their thesis on Gender with dispatch. Others were of the hope that the 2018 Summer School would further broaden their horizon on gender related issues. Each participant received a certificate of participation, whilst the facilitators and mentors received citations for contributing to the success of the Summer School.