NATIONAL CENTRE FOR WOMEN DEVELOPMENT, ABUJA
The National Centre for Women Development (NCWD) is an agency of Federal Ministry of Women Affairs and Social Development. Its mandate is on gender research, training and documentation.The Centre was established by Decree No. 11 of 1995 (now CAP N15 Laws of the Federation of Nigeria 2004)
VISION: A National Centre of Excellence for Gender Equity and Sustainable Women Development.
MISSION STATEMENT: To promote gender equity and development through: Research, Databank, Training and Documentation, Advocacy, Guidance and Counseling, Mobilization of Resources and Provision of Qualitative Consultancy and Social Services, Information Technology, Conferences and Guest Facilities. To provide these services through dynamic leadership, well trained motivated and professional staff.
THE MANDATE OF THE CENTRE : The Centre’s enabling law primarily charges it with the responsibility of stimulating consciousness towards the attainment of higher levels of development and activities for Nigerian women and to promote international co-operation for the attainment of this objective.
FUNCTIONS OF THE CENTRE
a) Promotes research into the activities and achievements of women;
b) Serves as a Databank on Women And Development (WAD) in Nigeria;
c) Facilitates the formulation of policies affecting women in all sectors and primarily in areas such as employment, health, agriculture and finance;
d) Provides training in skills development, and acquisition, income generation activities and serves as a training ground for managers and leaders;
e) Provides a forum for guidance, counseling and mobilization of women in both urban and rural areas; and;
f) Liaises with National, Regional and International agencies, involved in women development programmes.
THE CORE DEPARTMENTS
A) Planning, Research and Statistics
B) Training and Development
C) Information Technology Centre