The International Institute for Gender and Development (IIGD) is the research and learning component of The Gender Park. Set on a 24 acre campus in Kozhikode, the IIGD aims to be devoted to multidisciplinary research, theorization and policy interventions. Its mission is to conduct high-quality research and effective capacity development relevant to provide innovative, practical recommendations for policymakers and the public to foster just and inclusive societies for all, in addition to educating students in gender theory and practice. The Institute, which will be located on the near complete campus in Kozhikode, will aim to define critical issues, generate and garner required knowledge and develop data required for responsive policies that are tailored to the specific socioeconomic contexts of the state and other developing nations, to further contribute to global feminist academia. The objective to link knowledge creation to policy making through a multidisciplinary research and learning process is particularly relevant, given that the IIGD is part of the Department of Social Justice, Government of Kerala

The IIGD will carry out its work through three main wings:

  • The KMC or Knowledge Management Centre, which will be the research wing of the IIGD that will be involved in the creation and dissemination of knowledge and data in key focus areas in the field of gender
  • The AMC or Academic Management Centre, which will be the academic centre of the IIGD and will be focused on providing high-quality formal short and long-term education in gender studies. Certificate courses and fellowships in gender studies will be run under the AMC
  • The CDC or Capacity Development Center, which will be the training wing of the IIGD, and will run training and skill development modules in gender sensitivity, awareness, inclusion and diversity for various private and public stakeholders, students and professionals