Who are we?
In our first collaborative project, which is funded by the ESRC (Economic & Social Research Council), this newly formed network (EGHE) draws together academics and activists to share and build knowledge and expertise on key areas of concern in gender and higher education (HE) comparatively across a range of African countries as well as the UK; and to build the foundations for sustained research that will address key issues of pressing concern in the field.
The network member countries are currently: Rwanda, Uganda, Kenya, The Gambia, and the UK. There is an international spread of investigators and research partners across these countries, and the network includes the involvement of the prominent pan-African NGO, theForum for African Women Educationalists (FAWE). FAWE are headquarters in Nairobi, Kenya, but have active involvement in gender and education issues (including HE, and STEM) across 33 countries in the continent.
Our vision is to create a global network of partners to bring together academics and activists in the field of gender, higher education and STEM, to share and generate knowledge through future collaborative projects.
Find out more about our current members here.
Network activities include the undertaking of two scoping exercises designed to map and synthesise existing knowledge in relation to a) gender and STEM in HE across network member countries, and b) key further areas of concern, in order to support the development of further collaborations such as a research bid, and generate useful knowledge to share with international policy makers and practitioners.
The knowledge shared and generated will be disseminated in ways that will be accessible to an international academic and non-academic audience. This will include a network event at FAWE's triennial general meeting in Lusaka, Zambia, August 2017; policy briefings that will be available in both French and English; and an accessible website and associated social media presence.
To aid international reach material will be designed to be accessible to a multinational audience and use jargon-free language, and include video material that will be made into a short film.
Click here to download our full CFS : EGHE - Case for Support