Master Of Science In Gender And Governance

Mission

To enable students to master knowledge and critical and analytical skills in issues related to gender equality, human rights, cultural diversity, good governance, multiculturalism and democracy, to apply these theories of good governance in the fields of public administration, economy and democracy building at global, regional and civil society levels, to articulate and develop gender sensitive policies and plans in various domains of development applying governance principles and to independently carry out research work related to good governance indicators.

Vision

To reach gender equality in the areas of leadership, governance and governments and to contribute to fulfill the agenda of women’s empowerment and enhance efficiency in participation in political life and other public domains.

Admission

July of each year.

Admission Requirements

  • This follows the Admission requirements set by the School of Graduate Studies and approved by the University Academic
  • Graduates from any discipline could

Degree requirements

Requirement

Total cr.

Core Courses

12

Major courses

18

Thesis

9

 

Curriculum Outline

Semester One

Course code

 

Course Title

 

Credits

GEND 701

Gender and Feminism Concepts and Theories

3

GEND 702

Identity and Multiculturalism

3

GEGO 701

Gender and Governance

3

GEND 703

Development concepts and theories

3

 

Semester Two

Course code

 

Course Title

 

Credits

GEGO 702

Gender and Economic Governance

3

GEGO703

Global and Regional Governance

3

GEGO704

Public Policy and Governance

3

GEND 704

Research Methodology

3

 

 Semester Three

Course code

 

Course Title

 

Credits

GEGO798

Thesis Preparation

6

 

Semester Four

Course code

 

Course Title

 

Credits

GEGO 799

Thesis

9

 

Course Descriptions

The core courses GEND 701 , 702, 703 AND 704 are as described at page 104 – 105.

GEGO 701              Gender and Governance                                                                                   3 cr.

The course introduces students to basic concepts, principles, types, instruments, mechanisms and processes related to governance as well as to gender and gender analysis tools that allow for the application of a gender perspective to governance. The course intends to examine the different sorts of governments’ democracies and accountability towards gender equality. It explores the dynamics of the rule of law and the challenges of the statutory law and customary practices to women’s and men’s rights and experiences of law reform to promote gender equality and justice.

 

GEGO 702              Gender and Economic Governance                                                                  3 cr.

The course provides the concepts of economics and governance and conceptually integrates these concepts and examines them from a gender perspective highlighting the feminist economic perspectives in analysis of economic policies and praxis. Furthermore, the course considers critically how gender ideology and perspectives shape the outcomes and implications of economic planning, policies and actions. This course accentuates that gendered economic practices are important contributors to good economic governance by being more just and equitable.

 

GEGO 703              Global  and Regional Governance                                                                     3 cr.

This course introduces global and regional governance and its gendered effects across diverse institutional, discursive, and geographical fields. It provides students with a solid grounding in the global governance institutional infrastructure and its academic and feminist engagement critics. Building on seminar engagement with the academic literature, students are encouraged to work with governance tools and translate them (and the debates surrounding them) into local African contexts.

 

GEGO 704              Public  Policy and Governance                                                                         3 cr.

This course covers the fundamentals of public policy and the tools necessary for formulating public policy. Students will study various concepts, approaches and the processes used in the formulation, implementation, and challenges associated with public policy. The course introduces students to the basic models/theories of policy-making and its application towards assessing good governance.

 

GEGO 798              Thesis Preparation                                                                                            6 cr.

This is a preparatory course where the students should present their proposals and meet their supervisors to settle the research topics. The topics should be related to the thematic issues in the program.

 

GEGO 799               Thesis                                                                                                               9 cr.

The fieldwork is the basis for the writing of the thesis and after submission students will have their oral examinations.