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MKU Nairobi Campus invites you to a public lecture

 The School of Postgraduate studies and research Nairobi Campus Cordially invites you to a public lecture by Prof. Grace W. Ngare

Date: Wednesday 13 March 2019

Time: 2:00 P.M - 5:00 P.M

Venue: MK 70 MKU towers, Nairobi Campus.

Theme: GENDER 21ST CENTURY: Gender perspective in leadership and education.”

Profile for Prof. Grace Wamue-Ngare, Ph.D

Grace Wamue-Ngare is an Associate Professor in the Department of Sociology, Gender and Development Studies, School of Humanities and Social Sciences- Kenyatta University, Kenya. She is currently the Director, Centre for Gender Equity and Empowerment at Kenyatta University. Starting with a Bachelor of Education Degree (Arts-Hons)- UoN, Master of Arts in African Culture and Religion and a Doctor of Philosophy in Gender and African Culture both at Kenyatta University, Grace is a renowned educator with 30 years’ experience in University teaching and research. For her passion, she has a Diploma in Theology- Theological Education by Extension- Presbyterian University of East Africa, Kenya.

Prof. Grace Wamue-Ngare Ph.DProf. Grace Wamue-Ngare Ph.D

Her key areas of interest fall within Gender and African culture, family and agricultural production. Prof Ngare is passionate about Gender Mainstreaming and Awareness. As a celebrated Gender trainer she has offered training services to numerous institutions such as Kenya Power & Lighting Company Limited (KPLC), Kenya National Highways Authority (KeNHA), Murang’a University and Masinde Murilo University of Science and Technology (MMUST).

On the same enthusiasm, Grace has supervised numerous Masters and Doctorate degrees and has served as an external examiner for Malawi University of Agriculture and Technology and South Eastern Kenya University (SEKU). A distinguished scholar, author, leader, and researcher, Prof. Ngare has received numerous grants and awards from major research-funding bodies. Currently she is a recipient of the coveted European Union- LEAP Agri grant under the topic: “Phenotyping the Banana Biodiversity to Identify Climate Smart Varieties with Optimal Market Potential in Africa and Europe”. She is offering the gender strategy to the research consortium comprised of Belgium, Spain- Canary Islands, Uganda and Kenya.

She has recently concluded a research on the Tamar Campaign Model as a Tool to address Gender Based Violence (GBV)in Eastern Congo funded by the  Norwegian Church Aid (NCA). Other key bodies that have funded her research include the Association of African Universities (AAU) on a research on Micro-Finance Evaluation in Kenya and Ghana; the National Commission for Science, Technology and Innovation (NACOSTI) for Gender Responsive Food production; Lake Victoria Basin Research Initiative (VicRes), and the Organization of Social Science Research in East Africa (OSSREA).

Grace has participated in numerous local, regional and international forums. She has given a key note address on “Integrating Formal and Informal Systems of Education to Enhance Gender Inclusive Science and Technology” in a Regional, Conference on Gender and Science and Technology (GASAT) at Abuja, Nigeria, besides several papers in similar related fields.

In addition, she is an alumnus of the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS) University of London; Cornell University Visiting Scholar-New York, Global Women Leadership Network (GWLN)-California; and is currently a Visiting Fellow (2018/2019) at the Leicester Institute for Advanced Studies, United Kingdom.

Prof. Ngare is has served in numerous organizations such as Vice President (Global) - African Association for the Study of Religions (AASR), President, (Regional) -Eastern Africa Association for the Study of Religions (EAASR), African Association for the Study of Religions (AASR), National President--Circle of Concerned African Women Theologians; Ecumenical Association of Third World Theologians [EATWOT] and the Association of African Women in Science & Engineers (AWSE).

Currently, she is a Course Leader/trainer in the International renowned program entitled “Being A Leader And The Effective Exercise Of Leadership As Your Natural Self-Expression- An Ontological/ Phenomenological Model.

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