Date
November 23, 2021 - November 24, 2021
Time
08:00 - 17:00
Location
Exclusively Virtual Conference

4th Annual Conference on Status of African Women’s Economic Empowerment

About this Call

The Department of Sociology, Social Work and African Women’s Studies of the University of Nairobi, will hold a conference From November 23rd to 24th 2021 on the theme: Women’s Economic Empowerment WEE): Theories and Practice

Who Can Submit

The aim of the conference is to bring
together scholars involved in research that is focused on women’s economic empowerment
across Africa and the Global South. From this perspective we invite abstracts
on or before 10th October 2021 and full papers by 30th of October from interested
scholars / academicians, researchers, and institutions/ organizations on the
following thematic areas:

Thematic areas

  1. Affirmative Action Funds and Women’s Economic Empowerment in Africa and the Global South.
  2. Economic Stimulus Packages and Social Protection safety nets during the COVID-19 pandemic and their Implications for WEE
  3. National Budgetary policies, child care and women, work.
  4. Assessing what works for WEE in policy advocacy and strengthening women’s self-mobilization for WEE.
  5. Analysis of strategies that women’s movement used to strengthen self-mobilization for policy advocacy for WEE and learning from past experiences.
  6. Feminist Perspectives on Economic Development In the Global South.
  7. Women’s Economic Empowerment Indicators.
  8. Translating theories into practice in the field of Women’s Economic Empowerment.
  9. Lessons learnt from practical experiences enriching the theoretical perspectives
  10. Policy Advocacy Strategies to influence policies and programs and promote WEE: challenges and opportunities.
  11. Legal-legislative environment and Women’s Economic Empowerment.

Original articles are invited for Volume 6 (special) issue No 1 of Pathways to African Feminism and Development on the theme: Women Economic Empowerment: Theories and Practice. The theme allows for a wide range of research or literature reviews on:

  1. The impact of affirmative action funds in promoting women’s entrepreneurship
  2. Economic Stimulus Packages and Social Protection safety nets during the Covid 19 pandemic and their implications for WEE
  3. National Budgets Policy Statements and their implication on sectors that support child care and women’s work
  4. Assessing what works for WEE in policy advocacy and strengthening women’s self-mobilization for WEE
  5. Analysis of strategies that women’s movement used to strengthen self-mobilization for policy advocacy for WEE and learning from past experiences
  6. Feminist Perspectives on Economic Development
  7. Women Economic Empowerment Indicators
  8. Translating theories into practice in the field
  9. Lessons learnt from practical experiences enriching the theoretical perspectives
  10. Policy Advocacy Strategies to influence policies and programs and promote WEE: challenges and opportunities

Conference Charges

 Category Kenya Shillings US Dollars
Students 500.00 5
University of Nairobi Staff 700.00 7
East Africa 2000.00 20
Other participants 3,000.00 30

Title of the paper

Abstract of 250 words

Keywords below the abstract in alphabetical order and separated by commas.

Introduction: background and purpose of the paper.

 

Case Studies should be based on real-life situations and highlight decisions taken that can be replicated in other similar situations.

Book Review corner: Book Reviews on recently published books on Women Economic Empowerment are welcome.

Author’s Guidelines

Author’s name; Institution of Affiliation; Email address; Current Tel. number.

An article should not exceed six thousand words; Times New Roman, Font 12. Spacing 1.5

Paper Structure

Title of the paper

Abstract of 250 words

Keywords below the abstract in alphabetical order and separated by commas.

Introduction: background and purpose of the paper.

Body: Clearly discuss major message of your paper with clear line of thought, justification, problem statement and methodology (the approach you used to collect data for your paper); discussion and presentation of your findings, recommendations and conclusion.

Clarity and Consistency: Please check your manuscript for headings and sub-headings; clarity of expression, repetition, grammar, spelling, punctuation, and consistency of references to minimize editorial changes.

References (mandatory)

Appendices (Optional)

Please submit an electronic copy of your papers in MS-WORD format by 30th October 2021 to:  apmwangi@uonbi.ac.ke      copy:           awsckenya@uonbi.ac.ke

  • Organizer Name: African Women's Study Centre
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