School of Women and Gender Studies

School of Women and Gender Studies

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
File Attachments : 

Invitation to book launch: “Gender, Poverty and Social Transformation: Reflections on Fractures and Continuities in Contemporary Uganda”

The School of Women and Gender Studies, Makerere University has since 1999 been collaborating with The Centre for Women and Gender Research (Kvinnforsk) at the University of Tromso (UiT), The Arctic University of Norway. The research collaboration culminated into publication of the book titled: “Gender, Poverty and Social Transformation: Reflections on Fractures and Continuities in Contemporary Uganda”. The editors of the book are: Prof. Grace Bantebya Kyomuhendo, Dr Florence K. Muhanguzi and Prof. Josephine Ahikire of the School of Women and Gender Studies, together with Prof. Siri Gerrard from the University of Tromso in Norway.

As part of the effort to populise the knowledge generated, the School of Women and Gender Studies will launch the book on Wednesday, 3rd May, 2017 in the School of Women and Gender Studies Conference Hall starting at 1:30pm.

You are all invited.

See programme below

Date: 
Wednesday, May 3, 2017 - 01:30
Event Venue: 
School of Women and Gender Studies Conference Hall
Contact Information: 
Assoc. Prof. Josephine Ahikire, Dean School of Women and Gender Studies/Email: deangender@chuss.mak.ac.ug; Ms Esther Namitala, Public Relations and Communications, Mobile: 0774879229 OR 0701289974

Invitation to Mr Kalyango Ronald Sebba’s PhD defence

The Dean School of Women and Gender Studies, Makerere University invites you to Mr Kalyango Ronald Sebba’s PhD defence scheduled to take place on 2nd May, 2017.

Thesis title

Returning Home: Gender and Choice among Internally Displaced Persons in Gulu District

Supervisors

1.       Assoc. Prof. Deborah Mulumba – Kyambogo University

2.       Prof. Tone Bleir – University of Tromso, Norway

Opponent

Prof. Elijah D. Mushemeza – Bishop Stuart University, Mbarara

See abstract below

Date: 
Tuesday, May 2, 2017 - 10:00
Event Venue: 
School of Women and Gender Studies Conference Hall
Contact Information: 
Assoc. Prof. Josephine Ahikire, Dean School of Women and Gender Studies/ Email: deangender@chuss.mak.ac.ug

Lecture on "Peace and Security from a Global and Sudan/Uganda Perspectives"

The University of Khartoum, Development Studies and Research Institute (Dsri) and the Women, Gender and Development Unit (Wgad) in collaboration with Isis Women's International Cross Cultural Exchange (Isis-WICCE) & the School of Women and Gender Studies, Makerere University is organizing a half day lecture on "Peace and Security from a Global and Sudan/Uganda Perspectives"

The lecture is aimed at providing a learning environment on the processes that Uganda has undertaken in the development and review of the United Nations Security Council Resolution 1325 National Action Plan for Uganda. The event will bring together Sudan Women Ministers, Commissioners, civil society leaders, and the academia.

The half day lecture is scheduled to take place in the School of Women and Gender Studies Conference Hall, Makerere University.

Date: 
Wednesday, February 15, 2017 - 08:30
Event Venue: 
Conference Hall, School of Women and Gender Studies
Contact Information: 
Assoc. Prof. Josephine Ahikire, Dean School of Women and Gender Studies/Email: deangender@chuss.mak.ac.ug/ Esther Namitala School of Women and Gender Studies/ Email: namitalaesther@gmail.com/ Mobile: 0774879229 OR 0701289974

Invitation to Ms Kebirungi Harriet's PhD defence

The Dean School of Women and Gender Studies cordially invites you to the PhD public defence of Ms Kebirungi Harriet scheduled to take place on 31st January 2017 .

Thesis title: Gender Responsiveness of Access to and Utilization of Water and Sanitation Facilities at Makerere University and University of Dar es Salaam

Supervisors

1.       Dr Consolata Kabonesa  - School of Women and Gender Studies, MAK

2.       Prof. Livingstone Luboobi - MAK

3.       Prof. Majaliwa Jackson –Gilbert Mwanjalolo – UDSM

Opponent

 Assoc. Prof. Narathius Asingwire  -Department of Social Work and Social Administration, MAK

See abstract below

Date: 
Tuesday, January 31, 2017 - 10:00
Event Venue: 
Conference Hall, School of Women and Gender Studies
Contact Information: 
Assoc. Prof. Josephine Ahikire, Dean School of Women and Gender Studies/ Email: deangender@chuss.mak.ac.ug/Tel: +256414531484/ +256414543539

Invitation to Public Dialogue: "A Torch on the 2016 Elections: The Youth 'Dividend' and Women's Engagement"

As we join the rest of the world to celebrate the International Women's Day, the School of Women and Gender Studies, Makerere University is due to hold the above mentioned dialogue, focused on the just concluded elections.  The dialogue seeks to create space for the youth and other stakeholders to draw out key lessons from and for youth engagement from a gender perspective.

Date: 
Thursday, March 10, 2016 - 02:00
Event Venue: 
Lecture Room 2, School of Women and Gender Studies
Contact Information: 
Dr Josephine Ahikire, Dean, School of Women and Gender Studies, Email: deangender@chuss.mak.ac.ug
File Attachments : 

Closing ceremony of the SWGS-Isis-WICCE outreach training programme

The School of Women and Gender Studies (SWGS), College of Humanities and Social Sciences, Makerere University in partnership with Isis-Women International Cross Cultural Exchange (Isis-WICCE) has been implementing a three-month Gender-Capacities enhancement outreach training programme.  Isis-WICCE is a feminist organisation that works with women in conflict and post conflict situations. The programme targeted 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 programme which was implemented in three months (June-August,2015) was part of SWGS’s outreach programme that targets creating a formidable force of intellectuals with the ability to comprehend gender dynamics, plan and advocate for gender equality from an informed position. The closing ceremony will enable participants to reflect on their critical role as actors in the women’s movement as well as commit themselves to the common cause of attaining substantive gender  equality in the country.

Details below

Date: 
Wednesday, September 30, 2015 - 02:00 to 04:00
Event Venue: 
School of Women and Gender Studies Conference Hall
Contact Information: 
Assoc. Prof. Josephine Ahikire, Dean, School of Women and Gender Studies/Email: deangender@chuss.mak.ac.ug or Mr. Amon Mwiine/Lecturer at School of Women and Gender Studies/Email: amonmwiine@gmail.com/ Phone numbers: +256782-052407/+256701382899

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