Institute of Gender and Women Development

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Institute of Women Gender and Development Studies

INSTITUTE STAFF
· Teaching Staff
· 1. Dr. D. S. Parsitau – Lecturer/Director (IWGDS)
· 2. Dr. R. A. Aura Odhiambo - Lecturer
· 3. Ms. Marygorety Akinyi Otieno – Assistant Lecturer
· 4. Ms. Lillian Chesikau - Assistant Lecturer
· 5. Ms. Felicity Kuri – Assistant Lecturer
· 6. Mr. Fredrick Ochieng - Asst Lecturer (Study Leave)
· Administrative / Support Staff
· 1. Ms. Mary W. Ngugi – Executive Secretary
· 2. Mr. J.I. Mokera - Senior Administrative Assistant
· 3. Ms. Jenipher Atimbo – Library Assistant
· 4. Mr. Livingstone K. Ng’eno – Clerk
· 5. Mr. J.N.Njoroge - Clerk
· 6. Ms. Josephine Onserio – Clerk
· 7. Mr. Opa Imo - Messenger/Cleaner

Advisory Board

Advisory Board•    Dr. W Moturi– Senate Rep.(Environmental Sciences•    Dr. J. Ouma  – Faculty of Agriculture•    Mr. B.J.M Ngoda – Faculty of Environment & Resource Development•    Ms. P.Thiong’o -Faculty of Biological Sciences.•    Ms. C.Wanyanga- Faculty of Health Sciences•    Mrs. Onsarigo – Faculty of Arts.•    Ms. L Amuhaya – Faculty of Engineering & Technology.•    Ms. M Lopokoyit  – Faculty of Education & Community Studies.•    Mrs. P.A Lokuruka – Secretary to the Board.•    Certificate course in Gender, Poverty and Development (Tri Annual), April, August and December each year.•    Post-graduate Diploma in Gender, Poverty and Development Studies – (1 year) School Based, Njoro Campus; Work based, Nakuru Town Campus.•    Diploma in Gender, Women and Development Studies, Njoro Campus)•    Bachelor of Arts in Women, Gender and Development Studies. (Regular,  Njoro Campus)Coming Soon!!!!•    Masters in Gender and Development Studies NEW School Based (Njoro Campus) work-based. (Nakuru Town Campus)(April 2011)•    Ph.D in Gender and Development Studies.Position Available:  for one year sabbatical.For further information contact:Director, I.W.G. & D.S.Egerton UniversityP. O. ox 536, Njoro, KenyaE-mail: genderinst@egerton.ac.ke Website: http.www.egerton.ac.keMobile: 0714995388

Mission

VISION
A world class gender-based Institution in research, training, consultancy, advocacy and outreach activities for the advancement of humanity.
MANDATE
To promote gender equity by undertaking gender-related research, policy formulation, advocacy, training, consultancy, documentation and dissemination, and to provide expert advice and services on gender issues to students and staff of Egerton University and surrounding communities. To be in the forefront in networking with other organizations in advocating for change in laws, policies and systems that continue to perpetrate gender disparities.
OBJECTIVES
Ø To develop curricula and conduct training programmes which still facilitate integration of gender and development in policy formulation and decision making.
Ø To engage in outreach programmes and advocacy in gender related issues through public lectures, short courses, seminars, workshops and mass media.
Ø To provide consultancy and counseling on gender and development to individuals, researchers and extension workers, decision and policy makers both nationally and internationally.
Ø To promote gender mainstreaming in the university and communities through curriculum, research and career development in order to achieve gender equality.
Ø To disseminate information on gender and development issues through publications, internet and mass media.
Ø To help both men and women recognize, understand and acknowledge their multidimensional roles in society through mass media, public lectures and workshops.

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Institute of Women Gender and Development Studies

The Institute of Women, Gender and Development Studies(IWGDS) was established in 1991 as the Centre for Women Studies and Gender Analysis to address and respond to the demands and challenges faced by female students in their pursuit for academic excellence. The concept was mooted as a result of pressure from female students with unique gender concerns on campus to have them addressed by the University. Some of the grievances included unwanted pregnancies, sexual harassment, student leadership representation as well as underrepresentation in science based curriculum such as Engineering and Medicine courses. In addition, there was need to create a forum not just for socialization but also for debates and discourses on gender issues. In May 1992 the Centre was formally launched and placed under the general authority of an advisory committee. Later, it was approved by Egerton University and in the Country’s development plan to carry out research, training and outreach programmes, under the Division of Research and Extension. The Centre has since been up-graded to the Institute of Women, Gender and Development Studies with full mandate to offer academic programmes under the Academic Division.

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