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Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin - Lebenswissenschaftliche Fakultät - Gender und Globalisierung


    Emma Awino Oketch


PhD Title: “Women’s Contribution to Food Security in Structural Conflicts in Kenya”

Brief Description of my PhD project: In the literature women are portrayed as victims in need of empowerment and protection in situations of structural conflict. This framing of victimhood obscures their agency and the important role they play in contributing to sustainable livelihoods, food and nutritional security. The study therefore seeks to analyse the role women play as active agents and the strategies that they employ in contributing to food and nutritional security and the outcome and influences of these strategies in policy making.


Professional Experience:

  • I have been in the field of academia for the last 13 years. I have lectured at the University of Nairobi’s Institute of Diplomacy and International Studies and the Department of Political Science and Public Administration; the Defense Staff College and Strathmore University.

  • I have been engaged in consultancy work for various institutions e.g. UNWomen, UNDP, Heinrich Boll Foundation, Strathmore University and  Caucus for Women’s Leadership

  • I have been a trainer of trainers in Sexual and Gender Based Violence, negotiations and conflict management, gender and security issues and governance issues e.g. Kenya Association of Women in Policing (KAWP), peacekeepers at IPSTC, members of the County Assemblies and shadow parliament, journalists, female electoral candidates


Teilprojekt 10 „Gender order: Embedding gender in horticultural value chains”