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THE INSTITUTE OF ECONOMIC AFFAIRS (IEA-KENYA) PARTICIPATED IN BRAC INSTITUTE OF GOVERNANCE AND DEVELOPMENT (BIGD CONFERENCE

The Institute of Economic Affairs (IEA-Kenya) participated in BRAC Institute of Governance and Development (BIGD conference’s poster presentation session. Out of the initial 30 submissions, the BIGD panel selected 15 posters for inclusion based on criteria such as relevance to the conference’s themes, creativity, innovation, intellectual rigour, and potential impact. The IEA’s poster presentation was

Sharing our findings during the inaugral African Transport Research conference in Cape Town

Prof. Waudo joined other delegates during the conference The first ever African Transport Research conference (ATR-2024) brought together a wealth of interesting and relevant opportunities to advance transport research and solutions in Africa and for Africa – in a beautiful world-class conference setting in Cape Town, South Africa. Organisers were Centre for Transport Studies of

KU-WEE Hub joined the rest of the world to #InspireInclusion on International Women’s Day!

This year’s International women’s Day was marked under the theme “Count Her in: Invest in Women. Accelerate Progress.” and we were glad to host our stakeholders in celebrating the resilience of women across the world. We began with an insightful virtual round-table discussion focusing on this year’s theme. Mrs. Roseline Odede, Chairperson of the Kenya

KU–WEE HUB 2ND INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE CONCEPT NOTE

Kenyatta University is implementing a six-year project on ” Initiative for What Works to improve Women Economic Empowerment in Kenya (IWWWEE. The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation (B&GMF)-funded initiative aims to create a body of knowledge that can be used to shape policies, programmes, interventions, and advocacy efforts that promote women’s economic empowerment (WEE) in

KU-WEE Hub represented in Global Mayors Forum and 6th Guangzhou Award

HE Muthomi Njuki, Dr. Christine Njuguna and Global Mayors in a group Photograph KU-WEE Hub’s project, Enhancing Women Livelihoods and Labor Force Participation through the Creche Project, in Tharaka Nithi County”, was among the best 15 intitatives presented during the just concluded Global Mayors Forum and 6th Guangzhou Award, held in China. Also is the

KU-WEE HUB HOLDS ADVOCACY WORKSHOP WITH LINE MINISTRIES

Many MDAs are currently developing or reviewing some of their existing policies, hence need for continued dialogue Nairobi, 1 Aug., 2023. The Kenyatta University Women’s Economic Empowerment (KU-EE) Hub, engaged government Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDAs) in a workshop to discuss gender data. The half-day workshop held at the La-Mada Hotel is part of a

KU-WEE HUB, YALE AND BANGOR UNIVERSITIES KICKSTART RCT RESEARCH ACTIVITIES

Prof. Coastas Meghir, a Yale University professor of Economics, Prof. Helen Baker Henningham, a Bangor University professor of Psychology and a visiting professor at the University of West Indies, visited KU-WEE Hub from 29th May to 2nd June 2023 to kick-start research activities for the Tharaka Nithi County Randomized Control Trial (RCT) project.  They were

Technology Assisted Violence against women in Kenya: Has the law protected women?

Despite the improvements in the policy and legislative frameworks, recent statistics show that the trend of TAVAW continues not just in Kenya but globally By Eunice Muiku Mwaura As a build up to the International Women’s Day (IWD) celebrations, KU-WEE Hub organized a webinar linked to this year’s theme “DigitALL: Innovation and technology for gender

Effectiveness of Makueni Gender Based Violence Recovery Centre (GBVRC) Moving Evidence to Policy Influence and Impact

By: KU WEE- Hub GBV Team led by Prof. Grace W. Ngare &Dr. Pacificah Okemwa   Prevalence of Gender-Based Violence (GBV) against women and girls in Kenya remains high at over 35%. Research has underscored the health, legal and psychosocial burdens, intergenerational effects, and demographic consequences of such violence (IMF 2021). Although GBV has a

Policy Engagement: KU-WEE Hub holds meeting with ministry of Public Service, Gender and Affirmative Action

Deliberations centered around utilization of gender data for WEE policy impactNairobi, 20 February, 2023. KU-WEE Hub and the ministry of Public Service, Gender and Affirmative Action have today held a meeting to strengthen the working relationship between the Hub and the ministry’s state department for gender and affirmative action.During the meeting led by the KU-WEE

Kenya’s on-going drought situation is fuelling gender inequality

Kenya’s on-going drought situation is fuelling gender inequality By Darmi Jattani & Oscar Ochieng for KU-WEE Hub There has been progress in improving gender equality over the past decade in Africa. Yet, climate change, drought and famine threaten to derail the achievement of Sustainable Development Goal 2 for zero hunger and 5 for gender equality

Empowering women through government supported programmes in Kenya

Empowering women through government supported programmes in Kenya By Raphael Muya, IEA The Government of Kenya take cognizance of the importance of social protection programmes for helping the vulnerable population especially women with the aim of alleviating poverty. Through Women Economic Empowerment strategy 2020-2025 under ministry of Public Service and Gender Affairs , the government

STRENGHTHENING PARTNESRHIPS AND STAKEHOLDER ENGAGEMENT: KU-WEE HUB, THARAKA NITHI, B&MGF HOLD CONSULTATIVE MEETING

STRENGHTHENING PARTNESRHIPS AND STAKEHOLDER ENGAGEMENT: KU-WEE HUB, THARAKA NITHI, B&MGF HOLD CONSULTATIVE MEETING Governor Muthomi Njuki (third from left) poses with the teams from KU-WEE Hub and the B&MGF. Tharaka Nithi Governor H.E Muthomi Njoki held a consultative meeting with teams from the Kenyatta University Women’s Economic Empowerment (KU-WEE) Hub and the Bill and Melinda

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

We need a comprehensive exit strategy for the youth apprenticeship program in Kenya

We need a comprehensive exit strategy for the youth apprenticeship program in Kenya Access to the job market in related trades remains the most significant concern among beneficiaries By Evans Nyagwara The latest population census in Kenya of 2019 estimated the rate of youth unemployment (ages between 18 and 34 years) at 16 per cent.

The Role of Education in Women’s Political Participation in Kenya

The gender inequity in politics dictates the need to promote education amongst women, thus, enabling greater political participation. Darmi Jattani, Co-Principal Investigator, KU WEE Hub, Gender Responsive Budgeting: Tracking the Effect of Budgets and Public Spending on Women’s Economic Empowerment Initiatives (ku.ac.ke)   Governments as well as stakeholders over time have recognized education as the

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

Prof. Judith Waudo

Prof. Judith Waudo for championing the election of KU-WEE Hub to the Global WEE Hub’s steering committee and representing the Hub as a speaker during the launch 

Husbands and Boyfriends primary perpetrators of SGBV – Study

Husbands and Boyfriends primary perpetrators of SGBV – Study Majority of survivors reported physical and psychological violence By Evans Nyagwara A pilot study conducted by Kenyatta University Women’s Economic Empowerment Hub’s Sexual and Gender Based Violence (SGBV) research team has identified Husbands (84.4%) and boyfriends (9.4%) as the biggest perpetrators of the vice.  The study

Gender-responsive pedagogy for Technical Vocational Education and Training will enhance Women’s Economic Empowerment

Gender-responsive pedagogy for Technical Vocational Education and Training will enhance Women’s Economic Empowerment By Evans Nyagwara Teachers and school leaders in technical and vocational Education and training (TVET) prepare all learners to the needs of society and decent work. There is need to have an equitable access to education which is context-specific and relevant. Any

There is need to streamline Sexual Gender-Based Violence reporting processes in the Public Transport Sector

By Evans Nyagwara Gender-based violence (SGBV) refers to harmful acts directed at an individual based on their gender. It is rooted in gender inequalities, the abuse of power and harmful norms. It is a serious violation of human rights and a life-threatening and health and protection issue. These acts can be physical, emotional or verbal.