Learning to be a Leader: Whole Woman; Whole Leader; Whole World
The Candle for Leadership given to each Participant of the the GWLN 2015
The GWLN 2015 Coaches
Being Inspired in the Great Dinner at Silicon Valley.
Participants at the Great Dinner- Silicon Valley Los Santos
With some of the Participants from Nepal
Participants Awaiting to Declare the Vision for Each Leader
Participants Awaiting to Declare the Vision for Each Leader
The Seven Member Kenyan Team in the GWLN 2015 Program, with the Kenyan Vision- “ We Believe a New World is Possible for Kenya Women”

An inclusive Department of excellence in knowledge creation, dissemination, skills development and capacity building.

To build intellectual capacity in gender and development scholarship by providing relevant academic programmes dedicated to strengthening and advancing the works of intellectuals, scholars, researchers, policy makers and practitioners committed to gender equity.

The main objectives of the Department are to:
  • provide academic programmes in gender & development studies leading to the award of certificates, diplomas and degrees.
  • facilitate skills and professional upgrading in the use of gender as a tool for social analysis and transformation.
  • offer professional studies as well as reference material and documentation facilities in gender & development studies in Kenya and beyond,
  • facilitate research & dissemination on gender & development
  • hold, seminars, workshops and such activities.
  • provide fora for  professional development through training and by facilitating exposure of its students and staff to profession-related environments and experiences.
  • offer advisory services to staff, government departments and organizations, institutions involved in gender work, development planners and other actors in the sector
  • develop knowledge and strategies for the advancement of gender equity,
  • enabling the development of skills and capacity in gender analysis;
  • facilitate links between intellectuals, policy makers and practitioners in understanding gender and development.
Aactivities of the Department
The Department of Gender and Development Studies specifically addresses issues that pertain to:
  • gender  disparities  of the sectors of the economy
  • socio-economic and development programmes
  • academic programmes on Gender and Development
  • research, analysis economic and development programmes,
  • provision of advisory and consultancy  services  locally regionally and internationally.
  • Acquisition and  dissemination of information
  • networking with gender and development support groups
  • guiding and counseling
Academic Programmes
The Department offers the following academic programmes in Gender and development.
  • Short courses leading to award of Certificates and Diplomas for specific target groups•    Under-graduate degree
  • Post-graduate Diploma
  • Masters degree
  • Doctor of philosophy (PHD)
  • University Common Units, 105 (HIV/AIDS & Drug Abuse) and 101 (Development Studies)
Non Academic Programmes
The Department undertakes the following outreach programmes:
  • Community service
  • Communication / Linkages
  • Running academic programmes in Gender & Development studies
  • Successful sensitization seminars for students at Kenyatta University and surrounding community.
  • Accomplished various student and staff outreach activities
  • Establishing of networks and Linkages with like minded actors within and without Kenya
  • Established a Gender & Development Resource Center

Date                Day                Time    Function                                                    Venue

September 2015

8th                   Tuesday           9.00     Departmental Meeting                          Arts Complex Boardroom

15th                 Tuesday           9.00     Meeting New Students                        Arts Complex Boardroom

24th                 Thursday         9.00     Postgraduate PhD Presentations           Student & Business Centre

October 2015

8th                   Thursday         9.00     Exam setting and Moderation              Arts Complex Boardroom

13th                  Tuesday           9.00     Departmental Meeting                          Arts Complex Boardroom

22nd                 Thursday         9.00     Postgraduate Presentations MA                      Student & Business Centre

November 2015

5th                   Thursday         9.00     Postgraduate Presentations MA           Arts Complex Boardroom

10th                 Tuesday           9.00     Welfare Committee                              Student and Business Centre

19th                  Thursday         9.00     Appraisal & Publication                       Arts Complex Boardroom

December 2015

8th                   Tuesday           9.00     Welfare Committee                              Arts Complex Boardroom

15th                 Tuesday           9.00     Departmental Meeting and Exams           Arts Complex Boardroom

January 2016

11th                 Monday           9.00     Curriculum Review                             Arts Complex Boardroom

14th                  Thursday         9.00     Meet New Students                              Arts Complex Boardroom

20th                  Wednesday      9.00     1st Sem. Results Moderation                Arts Complex Boardroom       

21st                 Thursday         9.00     Postgraduate Committee                     Student & Business Centre

February 2016

10th                 Wednesday      9.00     Exam Moderation                                Student & Business Centre

11th                 Thursday         9.00     Curriculum Review Committee                      Arts Complex Boardroom

18th                 Thursday         9.00     Postgraduate Committee                      Student & Business Centre

23rd                 Tuesday           9.00     QMS Committee                                  Arts Complex Boardroom

March 2016

2nd                  Tuesday           9.00     Appraisal & Publication Committee     Arts Complex Boardroom

14th                 Thursday         9.00     Curriculum Review Meeting               Arts Complex Boardroom

17th                 Thursday         9.00     Postgraduate Committee                     Student & Business Centre

24th                 Thursday         9.00     Linkages Committee                            Arts Complex Boardroom

                                                            Welfare                                                Computer Center

April 2016

14th                 Thursday         9.00     Examination Results Moderation                     Arts Complex Boardroom

May     2016

3rd                   Tuesday           9.00     Appraisal & Publication Committee     Arts Complex Boardroom

16th                 Monday           9.00     Timetabling and Exam Committee      Arts Complex Boardroom

19th                 Thursday         9.00     Postgraduate MA Presentation              Student & Business Centre

June 2016

7th                   Tuesday           9.00     Exam Setting Moderation                    Arts Complex Boardroom

16th                 Thursday         9.00     Postgraduate Ph.D concept\Proposal     Student & Business Centre

21st                  Tuesday           9.00     Linkages and Welfare Committee        Arts Complex Boardroom

July 2016

5th                   Tuesday           9.00     Postgraduate Committee Meeting         Student & Business Centre

12th                Tuesday           9.00     Quality Management Systems              Arts Complex Boardroom

26th                 Tuesday           9.00     Academic Advisory Committee                       Arts Complex Boardroom

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Services Offered                                    

  1. Registration of units
  2. Teaching. (All Lecturers
  3. Clearance of students
  4. Reference letters
  5. Recruitment of Part timers/Tutorial Fellows

                       Services Rendered



Action by

Cost of Service

A. Registration of Units

  • Presentation of the signed registration    documents
  • Teaching
  1. Registration form(s)
  2. Result slips
  3. Certificates
  4. Timetable
  5. Allocation of Workload
  6. Student Evaluation Forms
  7. Record of Students attendance list


Head of Department

Dept. Timetabler


Class Reps/HoD

Individual Lecturers


B. Processing of Exams (Missing marks)

  1. Processing Exams
  • Exam Setting
  • Moderation of Exams
  • Proof reading of Exams
  • Administration of exams
  • Exam marking-marks moderation & entry of

(ii). Receiving of missing mark query from either:

  • Student
  • School Exam’s
  • Coordinators
  • University Exam’s Office


  • Examination Card
  • Student’s I.D

Departmental missing marks’ sheet

School’s Missing mark query form

As soon as Query form is received at the department

Head of Department


Feedback given within 7 days

Exam coordinators


C. Clearance of Students in the Department

Student presents

clearance forms to the      Department

Clearance forms signed


Head of Department


D. Reference Letter

Student presents request for reference

Document to support request

Reference letter issued


Head of Department


E. Recruitment of part timers

                                     Applicant presents request

Documents to support request

14 days

Head of Department



                           Contact Person:

                           Dr. Mildred J. Lodiaga

                         Head of Department:

                         Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

                         Office Tel: 8710901 Ext. 3501, Mobile: 0721469815

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Dr. Samuel M. Mwangi

Department of Gender and Development Studies


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