First Annual Conference 2021
Somali Women in Higher Education, Research and Academia
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Annual Knowledge Exchange
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The Somalia Gender Hub (SGH) in partnership with the Mawazo Institute is organizing a 2-day knowledge exchange conference on Somali Women in higher education, research and in academia. The upcoming virtual knowledge exchange conference will take place from Sunday 28th of November to Monday, 29th of November 2021 via Zoom. The conference will be a place for women to converse, connect, collaborate and commune in exchanging knowledge, resources and tools on the role of Somali women in academia, in higher education and in research. The Hub hereby cordially invites abstracts and papers to be submitted for presentation at the upcoming virtual knowledge exchange conference which will take place 28th – 29th November 2021.
The 2-day conference aims to explore and take stock of the current “gender situation” in higher education leadership in Somalia. It aims to explore the unique situation of Somali women as well as explore perspectives, obstacles, best practices and opportunities in academia and in higher education. The conference also aims at building skills and providing tools and information directly applicable to Somali women aspiring to be leaders in research and in academia. The conference will consist of 4 interactive panels with breakout sessions. Expert speakers will tackle the topic of Somali women in research and academia from different angles.
The conference consists of the following panel sessions;
Panel 1: Policy, practice and the engendered: The political economy of research in Somalia.
Panel 2: Women in Research and Knowledge Production in Somalia
Panel 3: Women in Higher Education and Academia – Learning and Teaching
Panel 4: Mentorship and Support to Female Researchers and Academics
Community of Practice
The knowledge exchange conference will bring together a range of researchers, women academics, women bloggers, women writers, activists, members from the civil society and higher education institutions involved in women, and research and academia. Participants will be invited to register on a mailing list Community of Practice which will enable them to continue the discussion, collaborate, and share resources. Breakout sessions will include keynote addresses from leaders in the fields of academia, research and higher education.
For more information, kindly contact the Director, Sahra Ahmed Koshin via email firstname.lastname@example.org
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