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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 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

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