School of Humanities staff and students during the Career Week held between january 28 - February 2, 2019 at the Graduation Square
Registrar RIO graced the launch of Professor. Githiora's book on Sheng' at the Graduate School Building Room 202
CODESRIA team members following the discussion during the workshop training hosted by the School of Humanities and Social Sciences at KUCC
CODESRIA team members following the discussion during the workshop training hosted by the School of Humanities and Social Sciences at KUCC
Participants comparing notes in their groups during the Group Discussion Session at the CODESRIA workshop hosted by the School of Humanities and Social Sciences at KUCC
Professor Joy Obando of the Department of Geography referring to her notes on Research Integrity and Ethics during the CODESRIA workshop hosted by the School of Humanities and Social Sciences at the KUCC
The gracious Professor Joy Obando of the Department of Geography, explaining ethical concepts in research to members of the CODESRIA team during the 10 day workshop hosted by the School of Humanities and Social Sciences at KUCC
Confucius Institute Event held at BSSC Room 14
Professor Abdul Karim Bangura explaining to the participants about the Ideal Dissertation Structure during the CODESRIA workshop hosted by the School of Humanities and Social Sciences at KUCC
The Dean, School of Humanities and Social Sciences, Professor Chris Shisanya giving his presentation on Epistemological Paradigms in Social Research during the CODESRIA workshop hosted by the School at KUCC
Professor Ishmael Munene presenting a certificate of participation to Lydia Amoah from University of Ghana during the closing ceremony of CODESRIA workshop hosted by the School of Humanities and Social Sciences at KUCC
Professor Ibrahim Oanda presenting a certificate of participation to Florence Shingirayi Chamisa from University of FortHare during the closing ceremony of CODESRIA workshop hosted by the School of Humanities and Social Sciences at KUCC
Professor Ibrahim Oanda presenting a certificate of participation to Sylvester Kohol Shima from University of Ibadan during the closing ceremony of CODESRIA workshop hosted by the School of Humanities and Social Sciences at KUCC
The facilitators Professors Chris Shisanya being presented with gifts as a token of appreciation for the exemplary job they did during the CODESRIA workshop hosted by the School of Humanities and Social Sciences at KUCC.
The facilitators Professors Joy Obando being presented with gifts as a token of appreciation for the exemplary job they did during the CODESRIA workshop hosted by the School of Humanities and Social Sciences at KUCC.
Dr. Godwin Murunga, the Incoming Executive Secretary of CODESRIA giving his closing remarks during the workshop hosted by the School of Humanities and Social Sciences at KUCC
The facilitator being presented with gifts as a token of appreciation for the exemplary job they did during the CODESRIA workshop hosted by the School of Humanities and Social Sciences at KUCC.
The facilitator being presented with gifts as a token of appreciation for the exemplary job they did during the CODESRIA workshop hosted by the School of Humanities and Social Sciences at KUCC.
The facilitator being presented with gifts as a token of appreciation for the exemplary job they did during the CODESRIA workshop hosted by the School of Humanities and Social Sciences at KUCC.
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Department/Unit/Section: Gender and Development Studies
Contact Address: Box 43844-00100, Nairobi
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Position: Lecturer 
Area of Specialization: Gender  Issues in Religion and Culture, Gender and HIV/AIDS, Gender-based Violence and the Teaching of Gender/ Women Studies in Kenya.
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RESEARCH & PUBLICATIONS

Referred Journals

  •  Grace WamueNgare, Pacificah Okemwa, Isaac Kimunio, Okumba Miruka, Grace Okong’o, Pauline Kamau, Lucy Maina, Jane Njuguna, Lilian Kiruja, Simon Okoth. (2023), “Estimating the economic impact of gender-based violence on women survivors: A comparative study of support program interventions in Makueni and Naivasha, Kenya”. In Elsevier Espana, ˜ S.L.U.https://doi.org/10.1016/j.aprim.2023.102840
  • Grace Wamue- Ngare, Pacificah Okemwa, Okumba Miruka, Lucy Maina, Grace Okong’o, Isaac Kimunio, Pauline Kamau, Jane Njuguna, Lilian Kiruja & Simon Okoth (2023) Effectiveness of State and Non - State Actors’ Initiatives in Addressing the Economic Empowerment Needs of Women Survivors of Gender - Based Violence In. Kenyatta University Women’s Economic Empowerment (KU-WEE) Journal Vol.1
  • Monica Ofosu-Koranteng, Regina Mwatha, Pacificah Okemwa (2022). Addressing the Practical Gender Needs of Refugee Women for their Economic Empowerment: Perspectives from the Ampain and Egyeikrom Camps in Ghana. In International Journal of Business Management, Entrepreneurship and Innovation, Volume 4, Issue 1, 2022, PP 66-82, ISSN 2707-8027 66
  • Monica Ofosu-Koranteng, Pacificah Okemwa, Regina Mwatha (2022). Economic Empowerment of Refugee Women in Ghana and its Influence on Household Decision Making. In International Journal of Current Aspects, Volume 6, Issue 1, 2022, PP 73- 83,ISSN 2707-8035 73
  • Richard Otieno Nyamagwa and Dr. Pacificah Okemwa , Dr. Leah Wanjama (2022) Impacts of Financial Literacy on Economic Empowerment of Small Scale Women Traders in Kisii County, Kenya. In International Journal of Advanced Research & Review IJARR,7 (2) 2022; 05-19 https://www.ijarr.in/Admin/pdf/impacts-of-financial-literacy-on-economic-empowerment-of-small-scale-women-traders-in-kisii-county-kenya.pdf
  • Simon Okumba Miruka, Grace Wamue-Ngare & Pacificah Okemwa (2021) Passage of family laws in Kenya’s national assembly (11th parliament - 2013 to 2017): the impact of women legislators. In Journal of Social Welfare and Family Law. https://doi.org/10.1080/09649069.2021.1953858
  • Simon Okumba Miruka, Grace Wamue-Ngare & Pacificah Okemwa (2021) Elusive Quest by Women for Legislative Numbers in Kenya’s National Assembly of the 11th parliament (2013 -2017) In International Journal of Gender Studies, 6 (2), 22-41 https://www.iprjb.org/journals/index.php/IJGS/article/view/1279/1387
  • Miruka, S. O., Ngare, G. W., & Okemwa, P. (2021). Methods Used by Women Parliamentarians to Influence Legislative Processes and Outcomes in Kenya’s National Assembly of the 11th Parliament (2013 -2017). In International Journal of Gender Studies, 6(1), 1 – 21. DOI: https://doi.org/10.47604/ijgs.1215
  • Mutuma S.N, Wamue- Ngare G. & Okemwa P. (2020), Gender-Related Factors that Influence Women and Men’s Participation in Small-Scale Greenhouse Farming in The Peri-Urban Area of Ongata Rongai, Kenya. In The International Journal of Humanities & Social Studies Issn 2321 - 9203
  •  Kithuka E. M, Okemwa P. & Wanjama L. (2020) Effects of International Non-Governmental Organizations’ Development Programmes on the Socio-Economic Empowerment of Women in Makueni County, Kenya. http://www.iosrjournals.org/iosr-jhss.html
  •  Kithuka E. M., Okemwa P. & Wanjama L. (2020) Challenges Facing Contribution of International Non-Governmental Organizations Development Programmes On the Socio- Economic Empowerment of Women In Makueni County, Kenya. In Journal of Humanities and Social Science (IOSR-JHSS) Volume 25, Issue 9, Series 6 (September. 2020) 56-66 e-ISSN: 2279-0837, p-ISSN: 2279-845 https://www.iosrjournals.org/iosr-jhss/papers/Vol.25-Issue9/Series-6/G2509065666.pdf
  • Felogene Gor Anumo & Pacificah Florence Okemwa (2019), The Influence of Gender Quotas on Women’s Participation in Legislative Processes in the National Assembly of the 11th Parliament of Kenya (2013 -2017) In International Journal of Current Aspects, Volume 3, Issue II, 2019, PP 260-279, ISSN 2616-6976 260 www.ijcab.org
  • Elizabeth Ketty Wamera, Pacificah Okemwa, Mildred Lodiaga (2018). Assessing how policy and key implementers influenced gender outcomes of the community led total sanitation approach in selected counties in western Kenya. In International Journal of Development & Sustainability (IJDS) Vol. 7, No. 12 pp 2893- 2908 ISSN: 2186-8662. Available at www.isdsnet.com/ijds 
  • Sarah Fedha Barasa (Ph.D.), Prof. Elishiba Njambi Kimani (Ph.D.) & Dr. Pacificah Okemwa (Ph.D.) 2018. Factors Influencing Men’s Involvement in the Prevention of Violence against Women in Nairobi City County, Kenya. In International Journal of Gender and Women’s Studies December 2018, Vol. 6, No. 2, pp. 64-76 ISSN: 2333-6021
  • Erastus, S., N., Okemwa, P., Okong’o, G. (2018) Effects of Domestic Violence on Employee Productivity in Water Service Provision Companies in Nakuru County, Kenya. International Journal of Arts and Entrepreneurship. Vol. 7 (5) pp 1 - 20.
  •  Tabitha Wawira Mwaniki, Grace Wamue-Ngare, Pacificah Okemwa (2018) Influence of Microfinance Training Content on Women’s Acquisition of Financial Skills: A Case of Women’s Self-Help Groups in Kiambu County, Kenya. In International Journal for Innovation Education and Research. Vol.6 No-4, 2018
  • Tabitha Wawira Mwaniki, Grace Wamue-Ngare, Pacificah Okemwa (2018) Influence of Microfinance Trainers’ Characteristics on Women’s Acquisition of Financial Skills A Case of Women’s Self-Help Groups in Kiambu County, Kenya. In International Journal for Innovation Education and Research. Vol.6 No-4, 2018
  • Chelangat J., Lodiaga, M.J & Okemwa P.F. (2017). Determinants of Maternal Health among the Kalenjin women of Ainamoi Constituency, Kericho County, Kenya. International Journal of Innovative Research and Knowledge Volume-2 Issue-9, September-2017
  • Mwose, Rebecca Nyambura; Okong’o, Grace Mose; Okemwa, Pacificah. (2017). Socio-Cultural Factors that Influence Masters Student’s Choice to Study Gender and Development Studies at the Master’s Level in Nairobi County. In International Journal of Gender Studies, [S.l.], vol. 1, No. 1, pp 5 - 30, August. 2017.
  • Mwose, Rebecca Nyambura; Okong’o, Grace Mose; Okemwa, Pacificah. (2017). Effects of Student’s Perceptions on Master’s Choice of Gender and Development Studies at the Master’s Level in Nairobi County. In African Journal of Education and Practice ISSN 2519-0296X (Online) Vol.2, Issue 1 No.5, pp 80 - 104, 2017
  •  Mwose, Rebecca Nyambura; Okong’o, Dr. Grace Mose; Okemwa, Pacificah. (2017). Constraints Masters’ Students Face as they Make their Choice to Study Gender and Development Studies at the Master’s Level. In Nairobi County. In International Journal of Gender Studies, [S.L.], Vol. 1, No. 1, pp. 31 - 55, August. 2017
  • Malelu M.M, Ngare G.W & Okemwa P. (2017), Institutional Factors Influencing Career Advancement of Women Faculty: A Case of Kenyatta University, Kenya. In International Academic Journal of Arts and Humanities | Volume 1, Issue 1, pp. 251-266 International Academic Journal available @ www.iajournals.org | Open Access | Peer Review | Online Journal Publishers
  • Pacificah F. Okemwa “Multilingualism in the Teaching of Gender Studies” In Msingi Journal Vol. 1, Number 1, 2014 pgs 378-401

Book Chapters

  • Sitawa R. Kimuna & Pacificah F. Okemwa (upcoming) Prevalence Studies and Consequences of Gender-Based Violence on Families in Africa. In The Oxford Handbook of the Sociology of Africa: A Reader, edited by R. Sooryamoorthy &Ernest Khalema. New York, 2022: Oxford University Press
  • Pacificah Okemwa & Evelyne Wanjiku (2019) “The Sanitization of VAW on Social Media in the Kenyan Context”. In Grace Wamue- Ngare & Pauline Wangare Kamau (Eds) Familiar Tears. Mauritius: LAP LAMBERT Academic Publishing
  • Pacificah F. Okemwa, Maid in Nairobi in the Age of HIV/AIDS: The plight of Domestic Workers Facing AIDS in Africa- Cases from Kenya. In Women, Religion and HIV/AIDS in Africa: Responding to Ethical and Theological Challenges, edited by Hinga T.M, Kubai A.N. & Mwaura P.N. Cluster, Pieter Maritzburg 2008, ISBN No. 1875053697.
  • Pacificah F. Okemwa, Impact of Adventist Schooling on the Status of Women in Kenya. In Quests for Integrity in Africa, edited by Wamue G.N & Theuri M. Acton Publishers, Nairobi 2003, ISBN No. 9966-888-28-4.
  •  Pacificah F. Okemwa, Conflicts Women Faced in the 1997 General Elections in Kenya. In Conflicts in Africa, edited by Getui M.N & Ayanga H. Faith Counseling Institute, Nairobi 2002, ISBN No.9966-9888-4-X.
  •  Pacificah F. Okemwa, Infidelity in Marriage. In Quests for Abundant Life in Africa, edited by Getui M.N. & Theuri M.Acton Publishers, Nairobi 2002, ISBN No. 9966-888-39-X.
  • Pacificah F. Okemwa, Women in the Seventh-Day Adventist Church. In Theology of Reconstruction: Exploratory Essays, edited by Getui M.N. & Obeng R. Acton Publishers, Nairobi,----- ISBN No. 9966-888-01-2
  •  Pacificah F. Okemwa, The Effects of Clitoridectomy on the Social Well-being of Women in the Gusii Society. In Groaning in Faith: African Women in the Household of God, (eds) Musimbi R.A. Kanyoro & Njoroge J.N. Acton Publishers, Nairobi, 1996 ISBN

Refereed Learning Modules

  • AGD 800: Fundamentals of Gender and Development

Reviewed Conference Papers

  • Pacifica Okemwa and Daniel Muia (2012), Sexual Harassment in the Work Place: Its Nature, Impact and Mitigation. Paper to be presented during the International Conference on Gender Based Violence, on 1st – 3rd August 2012 at Kenyatta University Amphitheatre, Nairobi Kenya

Consultancy and Project Reports

  • November 2023, Lead Consultant: Pacificah Okemwa Gender Analysis in Mandera and Turkana Counties. Client- Save the Children International
  •  June 2022, Pacificah Okemwa Lead Consultant: Lead Consultant: World University Service of Canada Gender Norms Study. Client- WUSC
  •  July 2015, Lead Consultant: Pacificah Okemwa “Gender and Power Analysis in Five Informal Settlements – Nairobi Kenya. Client: African Institute of Child Studies, for Oxfam GB, Nairobi Office. Report available at https://europa.eu/capacity4dev/iesf/document/gender-and-power-analysis-report-kenya
  • Report of Survey : Domestic Workers in Kenya Presented by IDAY-Kenya, PALM and Dr. Pacificah F. Okemwa Kenyatta University Department Of Gender And Development Studies P.O Box 43844- 00100, Nairobi, Kenya Project « Stopping Violence Against Child Domestic Workers Through Regulation And Education   ©IDAY/ PALM 2015.

Non-Reviewed Conference Papers

  • Pacificah Okemwa “The difference women make to development when they do science”.
  •  Pacificah Okemwa “Rationale for Incorporating Gender- Based Violence in Disability Mainstreaming in Kenya”

Other Publications

  • Bulletin: Pacificah F. Okemwa, Context and Reality of Gender-Based Violence in Kenya, Reaction to CIPEV Report. Gender Roundtable, Nairobi: 2009, ISSN No. 2073-8943.
  •  Booklet: Pacificah Okemwa Inspiring Stories of African Women Scientists by Network of African Science Academies (NASAC) under the NASAC IAP -Project
  •  Booklet: Pacificah Okemwa & Joan Rakuomi Enhancing girls’ participation in STEM: Inspiring Stories of African Women Scientists Vol. 1. Published by Forum for African Women Educationalists (FAWE), 2020.

Scholarly Presentations at conferences/Workshops

  •  Chairperson of Committee Training Being a Leader (BAL) leadership Training Venue:: KUCC Dates: 6th-11th November, 2023
  • WorkshopTraining Workshop on management of Sexual & Gender Based Violence against women and girls for Samburu County Health Workers at Cheers Guest House, Maralal.
  • Role: Trainer ( on Social and Cultural determinants of S & GBV against women and girls and mitigation Strategies). Workshop was organized by Kenyatta University, School of Medicine in Collaboration with Amref Health Africa in Kenya. 30th April-3rd May 2019
  •  Training Workshop on management of Sexual & Gender Based Violence against women and girls for Turkana Healthcare workers at Diocese of Lodwar Guest House, Lodwar..
  • Role: Trainer ( on Social and Cultural determinants of S & GBV against women and girls and mitigation Strategies). Turkana County Health Workers Workshop was organized by Kenyatta University, School of Medicine in Collaboration with Amref Health Africa in Kenya.11th March- 14th March 2019
  • Attended Conference on Women and Sustainable Development in Africa. Presented a paper titled “The difference women make to development when they do science”. Venue: Julius Nyerere International Convention Centre. 8th-10th March 2018
  • Attended a training on Being a Leader and the Effective Exercise of Leadership: An Ontological / Phenomenological Model. Organized by Department of Gender & Development Studies, Kenyatta. Venue: Kenyatta University Conference Centre. 19th-24th February 2018
  •  As a member of the host department, we organized and held a one Day symposium titled” Weaving Just Peace: African Women’s Transformative Leadership in Contexts of Transition. 15th August 2016, Kenyatta University Conference Centre
  • Attended a Communication Event for the Climate Change Booklet. Presented a Paper Titled “Why it is Important to Employ a Gender Perspective in Climate Change Communication and Decision Making in Africa” Venue: Hennesy Park Hotel, Ebene Cybercity, Mauritius, 4-5 July 2016.
  •  Attended a training on Being a Leader and the Effective Exercise of Leadership: An Ontological / Phenomenological Model. Organized by Department of Gender & Development Studies, Kenyatta. Venue: Kenyatta University Conference Centre. 19th-24th February 2018
  •  Was part of a team that participated in a validation workshop of “The Kenya National Action Plan on UNSCR 1325. Venue Sentrim Elementaita Lodge, Naivasha, 16- 17 September 2014
  • Successfully presented a project proposal on “Turning domestic work into a dignified enterprise to the European Development Days. Brussels, 26-27 November 2013.
  •  Participated in the development of a Documentary titled; The Invisible Worker. The plight of child domestic workers as well as both male and female adults in domestic work in five Eastern African countries (Kenya, Uganda, Burundi, Rwanda and DRC) is presented. June 2013
  •  Attended a workshop on Black Feminist Theory and the Study of Black Men and Boys, Mason Inn Conference Centre, Fairfax, Virginia USA 14-16 September 2012.
  •  Attended a workshop on Disability Mainstreaming in Development Cooperation: Theme; Safeguarding the Gains “Lessons in Mainstreaming Disability and Accessibility in Organizational Development Agenda”. Safari Park Hotel, 30-31 August 2012.
  • Attended an International Conference on Gender Based Violence (GBV). Theme: Creating Safe Spaces: A Multi- Disciplinary Approach to GBV. Kenyatta University Amphitheatre 1-3rd August 2012.
  •  Attended a workshop on Gender Mainstreaming in Development: Theme; Gender Mainstreaming Strategies: Rationale, Concepts and Approaches. Safari Park Hotel 26-27th April 2012.
  • Applying Gender Lens to Climate Change Adaptation and Resilience Communication” Mauritius Cyber City , 4th July 2016
  •   Kenya Military Academy’s Response to UN Security Council Resolution 1325 Serena Beach Hotel, Mombasa
  • Rationale for Incorporating Gender- Based Violence in Disability Mainstreaming in Kenya. Safari Park Hotel, 30th August 2012.
  • Sexual Harassment in the Work Place: Its Nature, Impact and Mitigation, a paper presented at an International Conference on Gender- Based Violence held on 1st-3rd August, 2012 at Kenyatta University Amphitheatre, Nairobi
  •  Policy Development, Dissemination and Implementation in Addressing Gender Based Violence and Sexual Harassment in the Work Place: Best Practices across Organizations in Kenya, a paper presented at a Gender Mainstreaming in Development Workshop held on 26-27 April 2012 at Safari Park Hotel, Nairobi.

  PROFESSIONAL/ CONSULTANCY

Editorial Boards/ Referee for Professional periodicals

  • 2015 to date: Board Member, Chemchemi International Journal of Humanities and Social Sciences

Consulting for International/ National Boards

  • l September 5- 8th 2016 “Induction of the Anti- FGM Board on the Prohibition of FGM Act 2011”. I (with two others) inducted the newly appointed Anti- FGM Board members on selected issues related to FGM. I presented a paper titled “Gender Womanhood and the practice of FGM “. Aim was to equip board with knowledge and skills to appreciate the centrality of FGM in the social construction of womanhood hence the need for ethnographic studies to enable development of strategic policies and mechanisms for ending FGM.
  • December 15- 18th 2014 “Induction of the Anti- FGM Board on the Prohibition of FGM Act 2011”. I (with two others) inducted the Anti- FGM Board on their mandate, and scope of their responsibilities as specified in the Act. Participatory training methods were used to explain the need for strategic communication, Lobbying, Advocacy as well as the specific provisions of the Prohibition of FGM Act 2011. Sponsors AFGMB/ UNFPA. 

Consulting for Organizations/ Institutions

  • February 2020: Lead Researcher for FAWE Project: Collecting and Writing Stories of Women Scientists in Africa. These were published in a booklet titled “Enhancing Girls Participation in STEM: Inspiring Stories of African Women. Nairobi: Forum for African Women Educationalists
  • 1st May- 7th May 2017 (with others) I participated in the Assessment of the Tamar Campaign Against GBV in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). The Tamar Campaign was based on a project by Claremont University Graduate School whose aim was providing ordinary people with a platform where they would meet and talk about gender- based violence- prevalence forms, types and contexts where these commonly occurred. We trained research assistants and collected data which we are currently analysing. The aim of this is an on- going collaborative Project between Kenyatta University and Claremont Graduate School and funded by Norwegian Church Aid
  • 27th January 2017, was contracted to draft the Publication on Inspiring Stories of African Women Scientists by Network of African Science Academies (NASAC) under the NASAC IAP -Project
  • February 2015, Lead Research Consultant “Stopping Violence Against Child/ Young Domestic Workers Through Regulation and Education – Kenya”. Client: IDAY –International, IDAY- Kenya.
  • January 2015, Won a competitive bid to provide consultancy services to International Peace Support Training Centre for “Gender Expert Review of Curricula for Gender Responsiveness.
  • November 20th, 2015, International Association of Women in Radio &Television: Short Consultancy as Gender Mainstreaming Consultant; Laico Regency Hotel, Nairobi.
  • May 2014, (With others) Won a competitive consulting bid on Raising staff awareness on the need for Gender Mainstreaming in Kenya Power and Lighting Company for a period of two years. We also disseminated their Sexual Harassment Policy to over 1000 members of staff in the five administrative regions in Kenya
  •  In November 2012, we won a competitive consultancy to information on HIV and AIDS and sexual behaviour change to road construction workers along Ejinja –Bumala road in western Kenya. Some of the emerging issues include; that there is a connection between women’s economic status and transactional sex; the roles of women in the family often acts as barrier to movement outside the home and impacts negatively on other areas of their personal growth. 
  •  December 2012 to May 2013, was part of team contracted by Kenya Power to develop a gender training module and disseminate the company gender policies. A publication based on the experiences gathered particularly on gender - based violence in the work place is with publishers.
  • From the year 2010 to date I have been involved in a project on the plight of domestic workers in Kenya. The aim of this project is to explore ways of converting domestic work into an enterprise/ employment of choice for many unemployed youth and women. The baseline survey accompanying the research underlined the various forms of Gender-based violence domestic workers are subjected to in their line of work 
  • August 2013, was an executive producer of a Documentary on Domestic work in Eastern Africa.
  • April – May 2011 conducted a Gender Impact Assessment for the Ministry of Agriculture National Agriculture and Livestock Extension Program (NALEP). The research noted the enormous contribution of women in both subsistence and commercial farming. However, this contribution is hardly given the recognition it deserves, by both the society and government

Membership to academic/ professional bodies

  •  Network of African Science Academies (NASAC). Position Held: Secretary, Women for Science Working Group ((WfSWG)
  •  Ecumenical Association of Third World Theologians (EATWOT)
  •   Circle of concerned African women theologians (The Circle)

ADMINISTRATIVE RESPONSIBILITIES

Recognized university administrative positions

  • Chairperson, Ad Hoc Committee on Housing of CRM (January 2021)
  • October 2018 to date: Chairman, Department of Sociology, Gender & development studies, Kenyatta University
  • October 2017 to September 2018: Chairman, Department of Gender & development studies, Kenyatta University
  • August 2016: Acting Chair, Department of Gender and Development Studies 
  • 2007- December 2011. Examinations Officer, Department of Gender and Development Studies.

Other responsibilities in the university

  • 2021 - Member of the School of Humanities and Social Sciences Conference committee (date of the conference to be confirmed).
  • Member of the School of Humanities and Social Sciences Conference committee (date of the conference to be confirmed).
  • August 2011, Appointed to the International Conference on Gender-based Violence and Sexual Harassment Committee
  • August 30th 2011- 2013, Appointment to School Curriculum Committee as a member
  • August 30th 2011- 2013, Appointment to School of Humanities Board of Graduate Studies as a member

COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT AND OTHER CONTRIBUTIONS

  • September 2015, Invitation as a Facilitator for Gender Mainstreaming Awareness Workshop at Kisii University (Institute of Gender &Development Studies)
  •  December 2015- December 2018 Member of Board of Management, Nyamonema Secondary School, Kisii for a period of one (3) year.
  • December 2015- December 2018 Member of Board of Management, Ekerubo Mixed Secondary School, Kisii for a period of one (3) year.
  • December 2015- December 2018 Member of Board of Management, Itierio Boys High School, Kisii for a period of one (3) year

Research Funding

  • 2004 Won $ 5000, Small Grants for Thesis Writing from CODESRIA

Community outreach

  • Dissemination of the University Gender Policies to both students and staff of various cadres.
  • October 2010, Delivered a talk on Gender to Kenyatta University Economics Association
  • February 2011, Training of Trainers (students) on Gender Policy and Gender Based Violence & Sexual Harassment Policy
  • August 2011, Facilitator, Dissemination Seminar on Gender Policy and Gender Based Violence &Sexual Harassment to Grade ii/iv (non-teaching staff)
  • October 2011, Training of Trainers in Gender Sensitization, Dissemination of Gender Policy and the Gender Based Violence and Sexual Harassment Policy
  • February 2012, Facilitator TOT Workshop on Capacity Building for Students in Gender Awareness and Dissemination of Kenyatta University Gender Policies
  • June 2012, Facilitator for Seminar on Gender Policy and Gender Based Violence &Sexual Harassment to non-teaching staff at Ruiru Campus
  • October 2012, Facilitator TOT Workshop on Capacity Building for Students in Gender Awareness and Dissemination of Kenyatta University Gender Policies
  • July 2013, Facilitator (Gender) Borderless Higher Education for Refugees (BHER) INSTEP Program Lecturers Induction Workshop

 Recognitions awards and honours

  • Lecturer of the year Award. School of Humanities and Social Sciences, Kenyatta University (2002)

Executive Dean

Dr. Richard M. Wafula 
Executive Dean School of Law, Arts and Social Sciences
 

Dr. Tom Ratemo

Dr. Tom Ratemo

Deputy Executive Dean


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