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Adversity Ignites GENS Team Creativity!

Adversity Ignites GENS Team Creativity!

What would you do if you were to think without a box? On 23 June 2020 GENS Team kickstarted monthly working sessions, thanks to our GENS PI from the University of Nairobi, Dr Amollo Ambole, for initiating the idea! As outcome based meetings, we encourage creativity, sharing, brainstorming and adding value to each of the […]

GENS Nairobi Research Team Kickstarts Stakeho...

GENS Nairobi Research Team Kickstarts Stakeholder Engagement Process

On the 2nd of June 2020, the GENS Nairobi research team from the University of Nairobi met with potential stakeholders from Mathare informal settlement in Nairobi, Kenya. The meeting aimed to kickstart the stakeholder engagement process by introducing GENS research to community leaders from Mathare. In a two-hour meeting, the participants explored the diverse range […]

How can we do research differently when conve...

How can we do research differently when conventional methods are no longer applicable?

The GENS Researchers are embracing the new ways of doing research. Setting up of GENS Living Labs in Groenheuwel in Paarl and Mathare in Nairobi is the core of GENS Research. It requires us to engage with the communities and collect both quantitative and qualitative data. Qualitative data collection involves face to face engagements. However, […]

SU, Radio KC searching together for energy so...

True to its commitment to bring about social, cultural, environmental and economic development and change in communities, Stellenbosch University (SU) recently signed a Memorandum of Agreement (MoA) with Radio KC, a leading community radio station in the greater Paarl and Wellington areas. Read more…

Congratulations Christer Anditi!

Congratulations Christer Anditi!

On behalf of GENS Team, we congratulate Christer Anditi, GENS PhD Researcher, for successfully getting her PhD proposal approved by the Academic Committee on 9 June 2020, despite the challenging conditions. The GENS Team is over the moon for Christer’s achievement! Well done! “Opportunities to find deeper powers within ourselves come when life seems most […]

GENS Researchers Participates in Synergizing ...

GENS Researchers Participates in Synergizing Workshop at Brunel University London

Researchers under the Africa-UK Trilateral Research Chair on Mainstreaming Gender for Energy Security in Poor Urban Environments (GENS) participated in a quintessential and synergizing workshop between the 9-13 March 2020 at the College of Engineering, Design and Physical Sciences, Brunel University London. The attendance of the workshop was graced with the Chairholder, Prof Josephine Kaviti […]

GENS Research Team Engages with the Groenheuw...

GENS Research Team Engages with the Groenheuwel Community in Paarl

On 25 February 2020, GENS Research Team at Stellenbosch University, led by Prof Josephine Musango, held their first meeting with the Groenheuwel community in Paarl as an initial step towards forging collaborations to establish the GENS Living Lab.  The meeting was facilitated by the Radio KC Executive Director, Gail Jacobs, and held in Groenheuwel Primary […]

GENS Team meets with DVC: Research, Innovatio...

GENS Team meets with DVC: Research, Innovation and Enterprises, University of Nairobi

The GENS Trilateral Research Team had a meeting with Prof Madara Ogot, Deputy Vice Chancellor: Research innovation and Enterprises, University of Nairobi, on 29 November 2019. The team discussed with Prof Ogot about the status of the GENS research activities since the launch on 10 October 2019, ongoing GENS activities, opportunities and next plans.

Human-centred approach to CoDesigning solutio...

Human-centred approach to CoDesigning solutions at PATH Advocacy Learning Lab

On 28 November 2019, GENS Trilateral Reseach Chair Team participated in the PATH International Presentations on the PATH Advocacy Learning Lab with 10 Masters Students from School of Arts and Design, University of Nairobi and PATH International Staff. The GENS team constituted of Dr Amollo Ambole, Prof Josephine Musango, Dr Benjamin Batinge, Christer Anditi, Peris […]

GENS Team Showcase Transdisciplinary Approach...

GENS Team Showcase Transdisciplinary Approach of the Trilateral Research Chair

On November 27, 2019, the GENS team from University of Nairobi and Stellenbosch University jointly gave a presentation to a group of 23 students drawn from different fields under the Institute of Climate Change and Adaptation (ICCA) at University of Nairobi. The team constituted of Dr Amollo Ambole, Prof Josephine Musango, Dr Benjamin Batinge, Christer […]