Training programme to enhance gender capacities of Isis-WICCE staff

The Dean, School of Women and Gender Studies, Assoc. Prof. Josephine Ahikire (L) with Prof. Grace Bantebya and an official from Isis-WICCE

The School of Women and Gender Studies (SWGS), Makerere University in Partnership with Isis-Women International Cross Cultural Exchange (Isis-WICCE) is pleased to announce the commencement of an outreach training programme for Isis-WICCE members of staff. The School of Women and Gender Studies is one of the iconic institutions shaped around building gender analytical capacities through unique feminist methodologies of teaching, research, policy engagement and collaborations. The School is an iconic academic unit at the forefront of advancing the discipline of Women and Gender studies geared towards building knowledge and skills necessary for informing equitable development, and narrowing social inequalities particularly those of a gendered nature.  Isis-WICCE is a feminist organisation with a focus on enhancing women’s leadership in conflict and post conflict settings. Isis-WICCE programming is grounded in social and gender justice with a strong commitment towards igniting women’s leadership, amplifying women’s voices, and deepening women’s activism in peace building.   

This training package is a tailor-made outreach programme that has been designed and will be offered by the School of Women and Gender Studies, Makerere University. The programme lies at the heart of the School’s outreach programme with an aim of creating a formidable force of intellectuals with the ability to comprehend gender dynamics, plan and advocate for gender equality from an informed position.

This partnership accentuates collective efforts between the academia and the civil society in shaping the discourse around gender and development. The programme targets enhancing the skills and Knowledge of Isis-WICCE Staff in Feminist and Gender analysis, Research and documentation, planning and gender aware advocacy for gender responsive conflict resolution and peace building. The training offers critical reflections on the concept of gender, feminism and contemporary feminist engagements in conflict and post conflict contexts; rethinking the place of gender in global development discourses, the State, and policy analysis as well articulating the role of CSOs in feminist research, advocacy, documentation and policy influence.

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