KU-WEE Hub holds first International WEE Conference

Cabinet Secretary, Ministry of Energy, Amb. Dr. Monica K. Juma (seated, center) was the Chief Guest.

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 WEE stakeholders, including researchers, scholars, networking groups and partners, as well as 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, and 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 programme 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.

Here, you can listen in to the conference deliberations during the first,  second and third sessions.


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