The vision of 3CGS is to become a World-class research and advocacy centre that spearheads Climate Change and Gender Studies through innovation, research and capacity development that is holistically sustainable.
The Mission of 3CGS is to promote, coordinate, facilitate and disseminate research and developmental initiatives that deal with the nexus between Climate Change and Gender in Ghana and beyond; it provides a platform for capacity building and training in cutting edge research skills and project implementation for sustainable development.
The Centre for Climate Change and Gender Studies (3CGS)of the University of Energy and Natural Resources (UENR) is an evidence-based research and policy advocacy centre that focuses on the issues relating to the nexuses between climate change and public health, energy, water, food, and other natural resources, and other social issues within the broad concepts of gender and intersectionality. The working background knowledge with which the Centre operates is that, though issues of sustainable development, gender, poverty, and social inclusion anteceded climate change as issues of international concern, climate change is seen as a phenomenon that both increases the challenge and provides an opportunity to address them.
In every society, there are already existing gender issues. Gender and climate change can be a vicious cycle of worsening inequalities and impacts if not well addressed. Thus, addressing climate change issues provides an opportunity to increase gender mainstreaming while dealing with the most conspicuous issues that relate to sustainable development. As a research-based unit within the University, the Centre is supported by the pillars of academic freedom, sustainable development, creativity and innovation. The Centre seeks to develop creative and innovative ideas and concepts, as well as cutting-edge research which advances the frontiers of knowledge and promotes national sustainable development.
To strengthen research capacity and harness it in the service of policymaking, planning, sustainable development in the area of climate change and gender and its linkages with energy, agriculture, natural resources and technology.
Specific Objectives were based on the five pillars of 3CGS
The Centre is under the leadership of the Director, with an interdisciplinary advisory board made up of members drawn from all the four Schools under UENR (School of; Agriculture and Technology, Sciences, Engineering, and Natural Resources), professionals in Natural Resources Management, and a Gender Expert.
The Centre has since its inception embarked on several projects in collaboration with both Governmental and Non-Governmental Organizations. Short courses are also run at the Centre on various courses.