Kenyatta University Women’s Economic Empowerment (KU-WEE) Hub holds first International Women’s Economic Empowerment Conference

The KU-WEE Hub in collaboration with implementing partners hosted 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 was ‘’Women Economic Empowerment in the 21st Century: What Works?”  The purpose of the Conference was to disseminate current findings of the above-mentioned Project as well as to expand networks, increase visibility and outreach. In that regard, the conference sought 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 were:

  • 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, which adopted a hybrid mode of participation, had a three-day program of events, which included several modes of presentations comprising plenary sessions with keynote speakers, thematic parallel sessions, panel discussions and poster displays.

Several speakers from the private and public sector organisations and academic institutions, made presentations sharing their findings on Measuring Women’s Economic Empowerment, Education, mentoring, skilling and innovation for Women’s Economic Empowerment, Enhancing Women’s role in governance and decision making through transformative leadership and inclusivity, Violence, crisis and women’s work, and Creating an enabling environment for Women’s Economic Empowerment in the formal and informal sectors.

You can listen in to the conference deliberations here , here and here

The Cabinet Secretary Ministry of Energy, Amb. Dr.  Monica K. Juma was the Chief during the 3-day International Women’s Economic Empowerment Conference


Kenyatta University’s DVC (Research, Innovation and Outreach) Prof. Vincent Onywera represented the Vice Chancellor


KU-WEE Hub’s Advisory Board Chair, Prof. Caroline Thoruwa makes her remarks


KU-WEE Hub Leader Prof. Judith Waudo makes her remarks


The Chief Guest receives a gift from prof. Onywera. They are flanked (L-R) by The Hub’s Project Leader, Dr. Regina Mwatha, Advocacy Lead, Prof. Wamue-Ngare, Prof. Jayne Mugwe, Ag. Registrar Research, Innovation and Outreach, KU-WEE Hub’s Advisory Board Chair, prof. Thoruwa and Leader Prof. Judith waudo


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