Prof Grace Wamue-Ngare

Prof. Grace Wamue-Ngare (Ph.D.) is the Communications and Advocacy Lead at Kenyatta University Women’s Economic Empowerment Hub (KU-WEE) under the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation Grant. She is also the PI in the Sexual and Gender Based Violence (SGBV) as a constraint to Women’s Economic Empowerment in Kenya project.  A renowned Gender scholar, the Foundation has tasked her in ensuring that the KU-WEE hub maintains a gender perspective in its vision, mission, research and policy output. Grace is the immediate former Director for the Centre for Gender Equity and Empowerment (KU).  Prof. Ngare has undertaken numerous consultancies and trainings in gender and has received many grants and awards from among others: the Norwegian Church Aid on the Tamar Campaign as a Tool to address SGBV in Eastern DRC; Association of African Universities (AAU); National Council for Science and Technology (NCST), National Research Fund (NRF), Lake Victoria Basin Research Initiative (VicRes) and the Organization of Social Science Research in Eastern Africa (OSSREA). Prof. Ngare was recently funded by the Association of Commonwealth Universities on an initiative that uses technology to respond to SGBV at KU and is currently working with Johns Hopkins University and the International Centre for Reproductive Health on adolescents and young adult’s response to Covid-19 in Nairobi. She is also offering the Gender Strategy to the European Union-LEAP Agri project on Phenotyping the Banana Biodiversity to Identify Climate Smart Varieties with Optimal Market Potential in Africa and Europe. Prof Ngare is a recipient of the 2018/2019 Leicester Institute of Advanced Studies (LIAS) Fellowship, Global Women Leadership Network (GWLN) and has undertaken the “Being a Leader and the Effective Exercise of Leadership Course an Ontological/ Phenomenological Model” both as a student and a Course Leader.