Learning to be a Leader: Whole Woman; Whole Leader; Whole World
The Candle for Leadership given to each Participant of the the GWLN 2015
The GWLN 2015 Coaches
Being Inspired in the Great Dinner at Silicon Valley.
Participants at the Great Dinner- Silicon Valley Los Santos
With some of the Participants from Nepal
Participants Awaiting to Declare the Vision for Each Leader
Participants Awaiting to Declare the Vision for Each Leader
The Seven Member Kenyan Team in the GWLN 2015 Program, with the Kenyan Vision- “ We Believe a New World is Possible for Kenya Women”

Research Experience

  • 2010 October: Phd Title: Socio-Cultural And Economic Determinants Of Motorcycle Transport safety In Kisumu County
  • 2006 March:Research Assistant With Kenya-Anti Corruption Commission On National Enterprise Survey.Task: Collecting Data, Data Cleaning And Safeguarding Data.
  • 2005 December:    Research Assistant With The Institute Of Policy Analysis And Research (Ipar). In A Study On Comparative Constitutions.Task: Seeking Relevant Secondary Data From Newspapers, Magazines Newsletters And Other Publications, Transcribing.
  • 2005 September-October:    A Research Assistant In A National Study On Corruption Perception By The Kenya Anti Corruption Commission. Task:Collecting Household Data, Data Cleaning, Safeguarding Data.
  • 2005 August:Research Assistant- Conducted Key Informant Interviews And Group Discussions On Core Values In Governance And Democracy For Unesco-University Of Nairobi.Task: Conducting Group Discussions Among Civil Society Officials,Interviewing Corporate Management Staff.
  • 2005 August:Research Assistant-Conducted Focus Group Discussions (Fgds) For The African Peer Review Mechanism For Nepad In Nyanza Province.Task: Community Mobilization, Note Taking, Preparing A Fine Report,Facilitating Discussions.
  • 2005 July:Research Assistant-In A Study On Education And Training Needs Assessment For The Co-Operative Movement In Kenya.Task: Interviewing The District Co-Operative Officer.Interviewing Co-Operative Top Management And Committee Members.Data Analysis And Cleaning.
  • 2005 June: Research Assistant- Involved In An International Research On Scientific Communication Organized By Louisiana State University And University Of Nairobi, Sociology Department.Task: Interviewing Top Scientists In Research Institutes In Kenya.
  • 2005 April:Research Assistant -Conducted Study On Psv Drivers In Kenya:  Their Characteristics Andcompliance With Traffic Regulations And Prospects For The Future.(Institute Of Policyanalysis And Research).Task: Involved In Questionnaire Design.Conducted Interviews Among Psv Driversconducted Group Discussions With Key Stakeholders.Major Achievement;Discussion Paper No 081/2006 - Public Service Vehicle Drivers In Kenya: Their Characteristics And Compliance With Traffic Regulations And Prospects For The Future.  By Professor P. Chitere Was Published By Institute Of Policyanalysis  And Research (Ipar).
  • 2004 Sept:Researcher-Did Data Collection In The Nairobi Central Business District From Driversof Public Service Vehicles And Other Stakeholders For My Ma Thesis.Task: Preparing A Proposalpreparation Of All The Research Tools,Data Collection, Interviewing Key Informants And Psv Drivers,Data Cleaning,Data Analysis And Presentation, Report Writing.
  • 2004 August:Research Assistant-Did A Study On Privatization Of Water Services In Kenya Local Authorities:Governance And Policy Issues, By Institute Of Policy Analysis And Research (Ipar).Task; Soliciting For Important Secondary Data.Interviewing Company Managers, Parastatal Heads, Water Company Management, The Local Authority Officials And The Public.Main Achievement: A Discussion Paper Number 067/2005privatization Of Water Services In Kenya Local Authorities: Governance And Policy Issues,Was Published By Patrick Asingo.
  • 1999:Researcher-Carried Out A Field Research At Kapyemit Location Uasingishu District On     ‘Factors Affecting Female Adolescent Fertility’, For My Undergraduate Dissertation.Task: Preparing A Proposalpreparation Of All The Research Tools,Data Collection Interviewing Key Informants And Psv Drivers.Data Cleaning,Data Analysis And Presentation Andreport Writing.Main Achievement: I Got An A

Workshops And Seminars Attended

  • September 2013: Attended A One Week Training On Teaching At Kenyatta University.
  • May 21st To 2nd June 2013: Attended A Gender Training Workshop In Kampala-Uganda Organized By Ossrea.
  • October 2011: Attended A Centre Of Excellence  Workshop In Beijing-China Organized By China Urban Sustainable Transport Research Centre And Volvo Research And Education Foundation.
  • September 2011: Attended A Workshop By Acet Kenya On Institutions And Business Strategies Of Matatu Operators In Nairobi.
  • August 2011: Attended A Workshop On Firm Strategies And Institutions: Paratransit Strategies And Transport Regulations In Nairobi. University Of Nairobi
  • 1st July 2011:    Attended An Intensive Distance Learning/E-Learning Workshop Organized By Africa Nazarene University.
  • 2nd July 2010:    Attended An Intensive Writers Workshop At Africa Nazarene University.
  • 20th, October 2007: Attended A Leadership Training Workshop Organized By The Ministry Of Youth Affairs.
  • 17thmay 2004: Attended A Seminar On Effective Fleet Management In Nairobi
  • 28th July 2010: Attended A Scoping Study Stakeholders’ Workshop Prepared In Connection With Project 14: Paratransit Operations And Regulation In Nairobiacet: Vref African Coe For Studies Of Public And Non-Motorised Transport. University Of Nairobi, Institute For Development Studies (Ids).



Dr. Pacificah Okemwa

Department of Gender and Development Studies


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