Director CGEE answering a question during a seminar at Nagoya University-Japan
Director CGEE with other Guests at Nagoya University Japan
Dr. Nyamu with other participants and trainers at Nagoya University-Japan.JPG
Dr. Nyamu with other participants during a HeForShe Seminar at Nagoya university-Japan.JPG
Kericho Campus students with staff from main campus.JPG
Dr. Nyamu with some students at Mombasa Campus.JPG
2018 Being A Leader Training Workshop at Kenyatta University
Dr. Nyamu taking to Kericho Campus students
CGEE staff with Kericho campus students
CGEE staff facilitators and students after google digital training
Turkish Ambassador to Kenya Ms Deniz Eke addressing students during Gender week
2018 Being A Leader Training Workshop at Kenyatta University
2018 Being A Leader Training Workshop at Kenyatta University
2018 Being A Leader Training Workshop at Kenyatta University
2018 Being A Leader Training Workshop at Kenyatta University
2018 Being A Leader Training Workshop at Kenyatta University
2018 Being A Leader Training Workshop at Kenyatta University

Achievements

  1. Kenyatta University was accepted as one of the High Impact Universities under the IMPACT 10X10X10 HeForShe Champion by UN Women and Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Paul K. Wainaina designated as a Lead Champion.
  2. Under the five-year IMPACT 10x10x10 programme, Kenyatta University has made three commitments: (1) attain 45% representation of female academic staff, administrative staff and senior leadership positions by 2022; (2) ensure that gender is mainstreamed into existing structures and platforms; and (3) reinvigorate existing structures to prevent report, predict and deal with gender-based violence in all campuses of Kenyatta University.
  3. The university management has continued to respond to the needs of the girl-child by improving the university admission criteria by lowering one point for the qualification requirements to increase the enrollment of girls in the University. This has now enabled more girls to be enrolled in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) based Programmes in the University.
  4. The University has committed itself to achieving a minimum of 45% appointment of male and female staff as a way of ensuring gender parity. At the present time, the ratio is 63% male compared to 37% female for both academic and administrative staff. Kenyatta University has, therefore, exceeded the constitutional requirement of 30% representation of either gender in the public and private sector.
  5. The Centre has also conducted many Dissemination Seminars on the Gender Policy and the Gender Based Violence and Sexual Harassment Policy to both Academic, Non-teaching staff and students.
  6. The Centre has conducted Training of Trainers (ToTs) workshops for a selected number of students to equip them with skills to disseminate the two policies to other students and also enhance the gender awareness among the student community.
  7. The Centre participates in marking the Sixteen Days of Activism to end Gender Based Violence in November every year.
  8. The Centre, in collaboration with Kenyatta University Students Association (KUSA), Kenyatta University Gender Action Movement (KUGAM) organises a Gender Week that ends with the celebration of the International Women’s Day on 8th March, of every year.

Last Updated on Friday, 08 June 2018 08:19

Philomena Mwaura

Dr Florence K. Nyamu, OGW
Director, Centre for Gender Equity and Empowerment

Contacts

Director, Centre for Gender Equity and Empowerment 
P.O. Box 43844 –00100 GPO
Nairobi, Kenya 
Tel.: +254 20  870 4333
Cisco Extension:
4333
Cell-phone: +254 722488880
Email: director-gender@ku.ac.ke

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