Impact of Women’s Political Leadership on Democracy & Development in Rwanda

Wednesday 13 April 2016

The Old Music Hall, Oxford, OX4 1JE

Mokoro were pleased to welcome Professor Shirley Randell in April to lead a presentation and discussion on the Impact of Women’s Political Leadership on Democracy & Development in Rwanda.

Professor Shirley Randell AO, PhD, Hon.DLitt is a leading expert in public sector and institutional reform in developing countries and in gender mainstreaming and human rights for women. Dr Randell was Senior Adviser, Governance/Gender/Education for the Netherlands Development Organisation (SNV) East and South Africa Region from 2006-8 in Rwanda. In 2009 she established and directed the Centre for Gender, Culture and Development Studies at the Kigali Institute of Education, now the Centre for Gender at the University of Rwanda. Over 100 Rwandans have graduated with Master of Gender and Development degrees since the Centre’s inception. Dr Randell also established the Rwanda Association of University Women that has recruited over 1000 university graduates since 2006, including women parliamentarians. Dr Randell is widely published and you can read more about her publications here.

Dr Randell recently completed research for The Commonwealth on the Impact of Rwandan Women’s Political Leadership on Democracy and Development and her presentation highlighted some of the findings. Dr Randell also spoke about 10 of the 50 graduates from the first intake to the Masters in Gender and Development at the University of Rwanda.

Coordinators: Elizabeth Daley and Robin Palmer

Speakers: Shirley Randell

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