School of Women and Gender Studies

School of Women and Gender Studies

PH.D RESEARCH POSITION: SUSTAINABILITY AND GENDER EQUALITY IN SUB-SAHARAN AFRICA

The GEST programme at the University of Iceland in collaboration with Makerere University is offering a Ph.D grant to a researcher in the Humanities and Social Sciences. The Doctoral project shall be on a topic related to sustainability and Gender Equality in Sub-Saharan Africa. The aim of the project is to improve understanding of the gendered aspect of sustainability in Sub-Saharan countries preferably with a focus on the important issues of global environmental change such as climate, biodiversity and ecosystem services, food security or water resources. The subject matter can be approached in various ways and scales, using local/national, regional, and historical or contemporary perspectives.

The application deadline is 13th March 2020 (midnight GMT).

Please follow the link below for details on eligibility, the application process, the GEST application form and required documents

https://www.grocentre.is/gest/media-gest/news/a-phd-research-position-sustainability-and-gender-equality-in-sub-saharan-africa

Date: 
Friday, March 13, 2020 (All day)
Event Venue: 
University of Iceland
Contact Information: 
Sarah N. Ssali, PhD | Assoc. Prof and DEAN | School of Women and Gender Studies | College of Humanities and Social Sciences | Makerere University | MUASA Representative to University Council | Mobile: +256772663772 | Twitter: @sssalie

Invitation to Ms. Judith Akello's PhD defense

The Dean, School of Women and Gender Studies invites you all to Ms. Judith Akello Abal's PhD defense.

Thesis title

Unlocking the Socio-Economic Development Potentials: Women's Experiences of Functional Adult Literacy in Northern Uganda

Supervisors
Dr. Evelyn Lutwama Rukundo
Dr. Peace Musimenta
 
Opponent
Dr. Ephraim Nuwagaba Lemmy
 
See abstract below
Date: 
Friday, February 28, 2020 - 10:00
Event Venue: 
Conference Hall, School of Women and Gender Studies
Contact Information: 
Sarah N. Ssali, PhD | Assoc. Prof and DEAN | School of Women and Gender Studies | College of Humanities and Social Sciences | Makerere University | MUASA Representative to University Council | Mobile: +256772663772 | Twitter: @sssalie
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Invitation to Mr. David Mpiima Mugambe's PhD defense

The Dean, School of Women and Gender Studies, Makerere University invites you all to Mr. David Mpiima Mugambe’s PhD defense.

Thesis title

Gender Relations in the Access to and Use of Mobile Phones and Radios in Agricultural Production in Uganda: A Case of Farmers in Apac District

Supervisors

  1. Dr Henry Manyire – School of Women and Gender Studies, Mak
  2. Dr Margareta Espling – Department of Economy and Society, Gothenburg University
  3. Dr  Consolata Kabonesa – School of Women and Gender Studies, Mak

Opponent

Dr Dorothy Okello

Doctoral Committee members

  1. Dr Sarah Ssali
  2. Dr May Ssengendo
  3. Dr Evelyne Lutwama-Rukundo
  4. Dr Bruno Yawe

See Mr. Mpiima's abstract below

Date: 
Monday, October 7, 2019 - 10:00
Event Venue: 
Conference Hall, School of Women and Gender Studies
Contact Information: 
Sarah N. Ssali, PhD | Assoc. Prof and DEAN | School of Women and Gender Studies | College of Humanities and Social Sciences | Makerere University | MUASA Representative to University Council | Mobile: +256772663772 | Twitter: @sssalie
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CHUSS Seminar by Rev Sister Prof. Dominic Dipio

6th CHUSS Seminar 2019
Film: Mother Centred Africa (2019, 79min, English, Uganda)
Prof. Dominic Dipio, School of Languages Literature and Communication, Makerere University
 
Abstract
Although Africa is overtly perceived as a patriarchal society, close scrutiny reveals that social relationships at both mundane and symbolic levels are nuanced and more complex. Significant relationships are constructed around the mother(matriarch), whether the community is described as matriarchal/matrilineal or patriarchal/patrilineal. This documentary film, Mother Centered Africa, is one of the offshoots of my Cambridge Africa Programme for Research Excellence (CAPREx) fellowship research. Building on the thoughts of Africanist like Cheikh Anta Diop and Oyeronke Oyewumi, this research analyses folktales as art and repositories of culture where is a result of in-depth interviews with participants from diverse ethnicities in Uganda, represents gender relations in 21st century Africa as complex and non-linear.
Date: 
Friday, August 30, 2019 - 14:00 to 16:45
Event Venue: 
School of Women and Gender Studies Conference Hall
Contact Information: 
Sarah N. Ssali, PhD, Assoc. Prof and DEAN, School of Women and Gender Studies, College of Humanities and Social Sciences, Makerere University. MUASA Representative to University Council. Mobile: +256772663772 Twitter: @sssalie_______________________________________________

Invitation to research dissemination workshop

Makerere University with support from the Swedish International Development Agency (SIDA) has been undertaking research under the project titled: Strengthening Social Sciences Research for National Development. One of the projects focused on customary land tenure in the context of contemporary policy imperatives.

This is to invite you all to a dissemination workshop of a paper titled: Men, Marriage and Women’s Land Rights: Reflections on Customary Land Tenure System in Rural Uganda

Presenter: Dr Josephine Ahikire, Ag Principal, CHUSS

Discussants:

1. Mr. Dennis Obbo, Information Specialist, Ministry of Lands, Housing and Urban Development

2. Prof. Grace Bantebya Kyomuhendo- School of Women and Gender Studies, Makerere University

3. Dr. Henry Manyire- School of Women and Gender Studies, Makerere University

See abstract below

Date: 
Thursday, April 11, 2019 - 02:00
Event Venue: 
School of Women and Gender Studies Conference Hall
Contact Information: 
Dr Josephine Ahikire, Ag Principal College of Humanities and Social Sciences/Email: jahikire@chuss.mak.ac.ug; ahikirejosephine@gmail.com/Tel:+256414531909

Invitation to Ms. Mukamana Liberata’s PhD defence

The Dean School of Women and Gender Studies invites you to Ms. Mukamana Liberata’s PhD defence scheduled to take place on 2nd October 2018 at 10:00am in the School of Women and Gender Studies Conference Hall.

Thesis title: Interrogating the Economic Empowerment of Women in Rwanda through Microfinance Loan Schemes

Supervisors

  1. Dr May Sengendo
  2. Dr Edith Okiria

Opponent: Prof. Edward Bbale

See abstract below

Date: 
Tuesday, October 2, 2018 - 02:00
Event Venue: 
School of Women and Gender Studies Conference Hall
Contact Information: 
Sarah N. Ssali, PhD | Assoc. Prof and DEAN | School of Women and Gender Studies | College of Humanities and Social Sciences | Makerere University | MUASA Representative to University Council | Mobile: +256772663772 | Twitter: @sssalie
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Invitation to Mr. Fredrick Kindi’s PhD defence

The Dean School of Women and Gender Studies invites you all to Mr. Fredrick Kindi’s PhD defence scheduled for 25th June, 2018.

Thesis title: “Women’s and Men’s Access to the Private Health Facilities for Child Health Care Services in Iganga District, Uganda”

Supervisors: Dr May Ssengendo

                       Dr Eddy Walakira

Opponent: Dr Sarah Kiguli

Venue: Conference Room, School of Women and Gender Studies

See abstract below

Date: 
Monday, June 25, 2018 - 10:00
Event Venue: 
School of Women and Gender Studies Conference Hall
Contact Information: 
Sarah N. Ssali, PhD, Assoc. Prof and Dean, School of Women and Gender Studies/ Mobile: +256772663772/ Twitter: @sssalie

Gender Identity Week

To commemorate the International Women's day, the School of Women and Gender Studies invites the general public to participate in the Gender Identity Week under the theme: Transformations for Empowerment of Rural Women and Girls: Opportunities and Challenges. The event runs from Monday 5th - Saturday 10th March 2018 at the SWGS LH2. See details in the attached flier.

 

Date: 
Monday, March 5, 2018 - 10:00 to Saturday, March 10, 2018 - 17:00
Event Venue: 
Makerere University
Contact Information: 
Esther Namitala | Public Relations and Communications | Mobile: 0774879229 OR 0701289974

Public Dialogue on Women in Peace Building

The School of Women and Gender Studies in conjunction with the School of Law is privileged to host Ambassador, Dr. Marie Jacobsson from the Swedish Foreign Affairs Ministry and Ms. Betty Bigombe formerly with the World Bank in a Public Dialogue on Women in Peace Building.

Date: Thursday 8th Feb 2018

Venue: School of Women and Gender Studies Lecture Hall 2

Time: 2.00pm

You are all invited.

Date: 
Thursday, February 8, 2018 - 14:00
Event Venue: 
School of Women and Gender Studies Lecture Hall 2
Contact Information: 
Sarah N. Ssali, PhD | Assoc. Prof and DEAN | School of Women and Gender Studies | College of Humanities and Social Sciences | Email: sssali@chuss.mak.ac.ug

CHUSS Seminar: CAPITALISM and MORAL CHANGE

Title: Capitalism and Moral Change: the Genesis of Uganda’s contemporary moral-Economic Order

Seminar Brief:


Capitalism and moral change: the genesis of Uganda’s contemporary moral-economic order by Jörg Wiegratz (Lecturer in Political Economy of Global Development, University of Leeds, School of Politics and International Studies)

In this seminar, Jörg Wiegratz introduces some of the main arguments and findings of his new book on the relationship between neoliberal reform, moral-economic change and economic fraud in of the key exemplars of neoliberalism in Africa, Uganda. The book offers a fresh take on a major question of a debate that has gripped not just countries in Africa but around the world: what explains the rise in economic fraud in so many societies around the world?  Wiegratz argues that the current age of fraud is an outcome of not only political-economic but also moral transformations that have taken place in societies reshaped by neoliberalism. Using the case of Uganda, he traces these socio-cultural and especially moral repercussions of embedding neoliberalism in a country. His work offers an in-depth, data-based take on the genesis and operation of a ‘market society’ in Uganda, and some of the major aspects of the cultural political economy (and especially the moral climate) of such a market society. Uganda offers an important case of investigation for three reasons: the high level of foreign intervention by donors, aid agencies, international organisations, NGOs and corporations that have tried to produce the first fully-fledged market society in Africa there; the country’s reputation as having adopted neoliberal reforms most extensively, and the intensification of fraud in many sectors of the economy since the early 2000s. The talk does two things: first, it explores the rise and operation of the neoliberal moral economy and its world of hard and fraudulent practices. It analyses especially the moral-economic character of agricultural produce markets in eastern Uganda. It shows that neoliberal moral restructuring is a highly political, contested and conflict-ridden process, predominantly works via recalibrating the political-economic structure of a country, and deeply affects how people think and go about earning a living and treat others with whom they do business. Second, it offers more general reflections about the moral order and moral change in capitalist society and respective scholarly debates.

For more on the new book see here. Jörg Wiegratz is Lecturer in Political Economy of Global Development at the University of Leeds. He researches the political economy and moral economy of neoliberalism in Africa and elsewhere. In the past he has researched global value chains and industrial development, predominantly with an empirical focus on Uganda. He previously worked as a researcher and consultant in Uganda for UNIDO, the Government of Uganda, and the GIZ, a Resource Person at Makerere University (School of Economics), and a Visiting Scholar at the Economic Policy Research Centre, Kampala (2004–2007). He is a member of the editorial working group of Review of African Political Economy; here, he coordinates the web blog projects on Economic trickery, fraud and crime in Africa, and Capitalism in Africa. He is the author of Uganda’s Human Resource Challenge: Training, Business Culture and Economic Development (Fountain Publishers, 2009) and co-editor of Neoliberalism and the Moral Economy of Fraud (Routledge, 2016, with David Whyte), and Neoliberal Uganda (Zed, 2018, with Giuliano Martinello and Elisa Greco). He has also published articles in New Political Economy, Review of African Political Economy and Journal of Agrarian Change. See also his recent piece on Capitalist Moral Economy in Africa.

Date: 
Tuesday, June 20, 2017 - 14:00
Event Venue: 
Sch. of Women and Gender Studies Conference Hall
Contact Information: 
Sarah Ssali, PhD | Email: sssali@chuss.mak.ac.ug
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