Grace Wamue, Kenyatta University-Women’s Economic Empowerment-HUB (KU-WEE-HUB)
Prof. Ngare is the immediate former Director for the Centre for Gender Equity and Empowerment at Kenyatta University (KU), and a Research Associate at the Women’s Economic Empowerment Hub (KU-WEE) leading the Policy and Advocacy docket. This is an initiative under the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation on what works for Women’s Economic Empowerment. Grace is a renowned gender scholar who has received numerous research awards among them, Johns Hopkins University project on Gender and Covid 19; Collaborative for Gender Equity & Empowerment In Education and Labour Systems Between John Hopkins University &Kenyatta university. She has also been funded by the Association of Commonwealth Universities where she developed a Technological App to enhance SGBV reporting at Kenyatta University in Kenya; in addition to the European Union-LEAP Agri on Phenotyping Cooking Bananas & Plantains for food Security. Other funding is from the Association of African Universities; National Research Fund; Lake Victoria Basin Research Initiative and OSSREA. Prof. Ngare is a recipient of the 2018/2019 Leicester Institute of Advanced Studies Fellowship and currently, the 2021 ACU Fellowship at Coventry University, where she is testing an indigenous model to address FGM in Kenya. Grace is an alumnus of the Global Women Leadership Network, and a coach for the course “Being a Leader and the Effective Exercise of Leadership Course an Ontological/ Phenomenological Model”. In addition, Grace has published widely in the field of gender, besides supervising numerous postgraduate students.