The first International Women’s Economic Empowerment Conference, 2022

KU–WEE Hub Conference Concept

The Kenyatta University Women’s Economic Empowerment Hub (KU-WEE Hub) was established through a grant from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation (B&MGF) to generate evidence on what works to advance Women’s Economic Empowerment in Kenya. For more information about the Hub, visit our website here.

The KU-WEE Hub in collaboration with implementing partners plans to host an International Conference from 6th – 8th July 2022 at the International Languages and Culture Centre (ICLC) at Kenyatta University. The broad theme of the conference is ‘’Women Economic Empowerment in the 21st Century: What Works?”. The purpose of the Conference is to disseminate current findings of the above-mentioned Project as well as to expand networks, increase visibility and outreach. In that regard, the conference seeks to bring together researchers, scholars, networking groups and partners, stakeholders including policy makers and implementers to share knowledge and experiences pertaining to the broad theme of the conference.

The objectives of the conference are:

  • To share experiences and learn lessons on women’s economic empowerment – what works?
  • To network and collaborate through partnerships that will enhance the development of policy for increased women’s economic empowerment across Sub-Saharan Africa;
  • To identify knowledge gaps that could be explored during future research, training and programming.

The conference will adopt a hybrid model that will be conducted through a virtual and face-to-face platform to ensure wide participation. The conference will have a three-day program of events, which will include several modes of presentations: plenary sessions with keynote speakers, thematic parallel sessions, panel discussions and poster displays. Exhibitions will be hosted on request.

The deliberations of the conference will revolve around the following broad thematic areas:


  1. Measuring Women’s Economic Empowerment
  2. Education, mentoring, skilling and innovation for Women’s Economic Empowerment.
  3. Enhancing Women’s role in governance and decision making through transformative leadership and inclusivity
  4. Violence, crisis and women’s work.
  5. Creating an enabling environment for Women’s Economic Empowerment in the formal and informal sectors.

The official language of the conference is English.

Participants are invited to submit abstracts on any of the above subthemes. Abstracts should be up to a maximum of 250 words excluding the title, names of author(s), institutional affiliation, contact information (email and telephone), and up to 5 key words. The submission should be made online at the following email:

The Scientific Committee will review the abstracts and notify participants of acceptance.

Important Timelines

Deadline for Abstract Submission 21st May 2022
Last Day for notification of abstract acceptance 31st May 2022
Submission of Papers/PowerPoint presentations 25th June 2022

Papers presented at the conference will be selected and published is a special refereed journal to be identified by the Hub.

Conference Registration

Conference registration will be pegged on payment of Conference fee. The applicable fees will be as follows;

Registration fees categories KSHS USD
International Participants – early bird 13800 120
International Participants-late registration 17250 150
East African Participants early- bird 6000 52
East African Participants-late registration 8000 70
Kenyatta University students -early bird 1500 13
Kenyatta University students- late registration 2000 17
Other students early bird 3000 26
Other students – late registration 3500 30

*Virtual registration fee is SAME as EARLY registration

*Student refers to those enrolled in an M.A programme. Proof of current student status at the university will be required.

*Participants should meet all bank charges associated with international funds transfer.

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Mode of Payment:

Account Name: Kenyatta University
Bank: Equity Bank
Branch: Kenyatta University
Account Number: 1130296769655

Proof of payment should be emailed to :

Important note:

Transport, accommodation, health insurance and personal expenses are not catered for and should be organized by the participants who are attending the conference physically.

Possible Accommodation venues

  1. Kenyatta University Conference Centre
  2. Ruiru Rainbow Resort
  3. Safari Park
  4. St Lukes
  5. Sports view
  6. La Mada Hotel
  7. Utalii Hotel

The Technical Committee organizing the Conference is ready to organize excursions on need basis to be financed by the participants. The possible excursion sites include but not limited to:

  1. Animal orphanage
  2. Museums of Kenya
  3. Giraffe Centre
  4. Ndaka-ini dam and Chania falls
  5. Rift Valley View Point.

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