Policy Engangement

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 engaged in revision of Kenya’s Tourism Policy and Tourism Bill

  KU-WEE Hub’s findings have influenced policies in the ministry of Tourism and Wildlife Principal Investigator in the study on Gendered Impact of Covid-19, Dr. Leah Wanjama (Center) led the KU team during the discussions Women’s Economic Empowerment Hub, KU, in collaboration with GTRCMC-EA, KU, at Utalii Hotel, held a consultative meeting with the Directors

Investing in Early Childhood, building Human Capital Along the Life Course: KU-WEE Hub showcases work in regional conference

Investing in Early Childhood, building Human Capital Along the Life Course: KU-WEE Hub showcases work in regional conference KU-WEE Hub’s Prof. Simon Onywere represented the Hub in the recently-concluded conference on Early Childhood Development (ECD), in Dar es Salam, Tanzania. The Principal Investigator in the study on A Randomized Controlled Trial on the Effects 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 HOLDS PUBLIC INTERNSHIP POLICY DIALOGUE

Prof. Richard O. Oduor, Registrar (Research, Outreach and Innovation) opens the Public Internship Policy Dialogue Although the Public Service Internship Programme (PSIP) is designed to provide an avenue for job placement, a study undertaken by the Kenyatta University Women’s Economic Empowerment (KU WEE) established that the majority of the beneficiaries remain unemployed. Nairobi, Feb, 13.

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

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

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

Important Information for WEE conference international participants

General Information, Security Guidelines and Emergency Contacts Welcome to Kenya! It is our deepest desire that you have an unforgettable and delightful experience.  This document provides you with information to make your stay memorable and to ensure your comfort and safety. General Information  Arrival On arrival, there will be someone (a staff member or a

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

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

Kenyatta University Marks 16 days of Activism against Gender Based Violence

The global theme for 2021 was “Orange the world: End violence against women now!”  , where color orange symbolized a brighter future, free of violence for women. Kenyatta University’s Centre for Gender Equity & Empowerment in collaboration with the Department of Sociology, Gender & development Studies, and Kenyatta University Women’s Economic Empowerment (KU-WEE) Hub, marked

Ministry of public Service, Gender, Senior citizens’ Affairs and Special Programmes lauds KU-WEE Hub on first year of Women’s Economic Empowerment project

The Hub staff, researchers and stakeholders retreated to Nakuru in December 2021 to take stock of the first year of the project implementation and chart a way froward for the second year. The Chief Guest during the five-day working retreat,Cabinet Secretary for the Ministry of Public Service, Gender, Senior Citizens’ Affairs & Special Programs, Prof.

KU-WEE HUB Stakeholders’ Webinar

Women’s Participation in Management and Leadership in the Public Sector in Kenya: Closing the Gender Gap Date and Time: 15th October 2021 9.00 – 11.10 am East Africa Time Women are largely underrepresented in management and leadership, a situation that leads to gender inequalities in the workplace and wage gaps. In Kenya, women face a

KU-WEE Hub and FKE sign a memorandum of understanding

Nairobi, September 16. Kenyatta University Women’s Economic Empowerment (KU-WEE) hub and the Federation of Kenya Employers (FKE) have today signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to concretise a partnership that will see the two institutions conduct research on women in corporate governance. The research study will evaluate the effectiveness of the Female Future Leadership Programme

KU-WEE Hub, Tharaka Nithi County Government Hold Consultative Meeting

On 27th July, 2021, a delegation of researchers from Kenyatta University-Women’s Economic Empowerment (KU-WEE) Hub led by Kenya University Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Paul Wainaina, visited Tharaka Nithi County to discuss ways of strengthening the partnership between the Hub and the County Government. The team was received by the Governor, H.E Muthomi Njuki. The partnership will see

KU-WEE Hub holds SGBV Webinar

Kenyatta University-Women’s Economic Empowerment (KU-WEE) Hub held a webinar on 9th July, 2021 to discuss Sexual and Gender Based Violence (SGBV) as a constraint to women’s work’. The webinar brought together researchers and stakeholders from government and other organizations to discuss the impact on programmes and initiatives addressing SGBV as a constraint to Women’s Economic

Hub Researchers Discuss Ethical Clearance, Plagiarism

KU-WEE HUB researchers held a virtual meeting on Thursday, 24th June, to discuss research ethical clearance requirements.  The facilitator, Prof. Judith Kimiywe, who is the director of Kenyatta University’s Center for Research Ethics and safety shared the various standards for research proposals to meet the Ethics Review committee’s threshold. She reiterated the centrality of the

SGBV and WIM Researchers Prepare for Piloting

Two KU-WEE Hub research teams are getting ready for the piloting of their instruments, after holding discussions to finalise on their field protocols. During two separate virtual meetings held on 16th and 18th June 2021 respectively, the SGBV and WIM researchers together with the Hub Committee deliberated at length on the final touches to improve

KU-WEE Hub & UON WEE Hub Joint Co-Learning Session

The Kenyatta University -Women’s Economic Empowerment (KU-WEE) Hub and University of Nairobi Women’s Economic Empowerment (WEE) Hub held a joint three-day co-learning session on “Reflections on methodological approaches to research on Women’s Economic Empowerment”, from 19th -21st May 2021. During the training that brought together 40 senior researchers drawn from the two Universities, the team

Institute for Economic Affairs, the Kenya National Bureau of Statistics (KNBS) and Tharaka Nithi County Government make their proposal presentations to KU-WEE Hub

Three local partners in the Kenyatta University-Women’s Economic Empowerment (KU-WEE) Hub project’ made their final proposal presentations to the KU-WEE Hub committee on 26th May 2021 in a virtual meeting. The teams from the Institute for Economic Affairs (IEA Kenya), the Kenya National Bureau of Statistics (KNBS) and Tharaka Nithi County Government are implementing their

KU-WEE Hub Team Meets the Chief Administrative Secretary, Basic education at the Ministry of Education

On 3rd March 2021, a team of three KU-WEE Hub members paid a courtesy call to the Chief Administrative Secretary (CAS) at the State Department for Basic Education, Ministry of Education (MoE), Hon. Dr. Sara Ruto. The purpose of the courtesy call was to inform and invite the Ministry of Education to support and participate

KU-WEE Hub Team Meets the Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Tourism and Wildlife

On 18th March 2021, a team of three KU-WEE Hub researchers working on the research project on Gendered Impacts of the Kenyan Government Policy Responses to COVID-19 Pandemic visited the Principal Secretary (PS), State Department of Tourism, Hon. Safina Kwekwe Tsungu. Present with the PS was a team from the Tourism and Gender Workforce Policy