Keynote presentation: Strategies for enhancing engagement of women and youth in agriculture for socio-economic transformation.
Dr. Peace Musiimenta- Coordinator - Undergraduate Programmes, School of Women and Gender Studies, College of Humanities and Social Sciences
Dr. Musiimenta has a PhD in Gender Studies, MA in Women Studies, and a Bachelor of Arts degree all from Makerere University. Her PhD focus was on: “Redefined Subordination: Interrogating Educated Women’s Lived Experiences in Contemporary Urban Uganda”. Dr. Musiimenta is currently the Undergraduate Programmes Coordinator at the School of Women and Gender Studies, College of Humanities and Social Sciences at Makerere University. Peace has over ten years’ experience as senior researcher in areas of women’s education, empowerment, gender based violence, socio-economic issues, and women’s health. She is a Trainer on the Gender Responsive Researchers Equipped for Agricultural Transformation (GREAT) course. Her research interests include: women, gender and socio-economic transformation.
Prior to teaching at Makerere University, she taught in several secondary schools where she mentored many young girls. In addition, Dr. Musiimenta also coordinates Study Abroad Programme’s Gender and Development elective at the School of International Training (SIT), and represents the School of Women and Gender Studies on the Uganda Women’s network (UWONET); supervises students at undergraduate, Masters, and Phd levels. Dr. Musiimenta is an active member of Family Life Network where she facilitates sessions on creative parenting and counseling sessions, particularly for young girls and women as mothers and wives.
Dr. Musiimenta has published several academic papers and book chapters and has presented papers on women and gender at national and international conferences.