THE DEPARTMENT OF GENDER STUDIES
The Department of Gender Studies at the Mwalimu Nyerere Memorial Academy promotes equitable development through research, consultancy, academics and community work. Currently the department offers seven (7) academic programmes at Degree, Diploma and Certificates levels and it will soon launch one post graduate programme. The Department's areas of focus include Gender and Development, Youth and Development, Community Development and Social Work. The Graduates are trained in both theoretical and practical capabilities necessary for leading inclusive development at household, community and society level. The department also offers short courses including tailor made packages building competencies in development programming, planning and implementation for equitable growth.
MAIN ACHIEVEMENTS AND SUCCESS
Academic staff has made progress in research and publication, provision of consultancy and public service as well as dissemination of knowledge through trainings, workshops and meetings. Publications produced revolve around the following themes:
i. Implication of Conflicts over Resource Use and Management on Small Scale Farming
ii. Challenges in Community Managed Water Projects
iii. Contribution of Agriculture First Initiatives on Small Scale Farmers' Livelihood
iv. Land Access, Livelihood Strategies and Rural Households' Well-Being
v. Transforming Fish-farming for Poverty Reduction in Tanzania
vi. Assessment of Public- Private Partnership (PPP) in Transportation Infrastructure, Tanzania.
Meetings attended, consultancy, trainings and public Service conducted:
i. Participated in consultancies on Experience of Women and Children on Violence and Recommendations for Change, 2017/2018 -2021/20111-National Plan of Action for Violence against Children and Women, Midwifery Household Surveys, Teachers' Absence in Schools- Consequences and Solutions. Others include: Assessment of: Descent work for Women in Horticultural Export Products Chain in Selected Eight African Countries, Public Private Partnership in Tanzania's Transportation Infrastructure and Assessment of Pond Fish farming Value Chain for Poverty Reduction in Tanzania and Development of Curricula.
ii. Training of trainers on: Gender Mainstreaming to LGAs, Champions for Change for Agricultural transformation and a training on Training on Forensic Audit and Risk Management
iii. Participant in Women Deliver Global Conference
LIST OF PROGRAMMES OFFERED
PLANNED PROJECTS FOR THE PERIOD BETWEEN OCTOBER 2017 AND OCTOBER 2020
SPECIALIZATIONS OF STAFF
The department has 26 academic staff; out of them nine are males and 17 are females. Three (3) of them hold PhD, seven (7) are PhD candidates, fifteen (15) hold Masters Degree and one (1) holds a Bachelor Degree. Their specializations include: Project planning and Management, Community Development, Gender and Development, Livelihoods Analysis and development, Economic development, Health, Aging and Development, International Social Welfare and Health Policies, Sociology, Demography, Educational Management, Poverty analysis, Counselling and Psychology.
LIST OF STAFF AND CONTACTS