Creating pathways for gender justice in STEM research in Africa.

Past Events

09 & 16


GeJuSTA Academy Workshop:

session 1: self-management


session 2: honing strength & opportunities for research leadership

SPEAKER: Dr miriam laker oketta (global director of research, givedirectly)

Tuesday 9 jan 2024 | 15:00 – 16:00 (EAT)

tuesday 16 jan 2024 | 17:30 – 18:30 (eat)



Positiong Yourself For Research Leadership:

a conversation for early-career female researchers in stem

SPEAKER: Dr Julianne Sansa-Otim (PhD.Computer Networks)

Thursday 7 Sept 2023 | 14:00 – 15:30 (EAT)

meeting id: 924 6880 8436

PASSCODE: 838066

Julianne is an avid researcher / consultant with over 20 years’ experience in the ICT sector. She is a senior lecturer at Makerere University and leads the IoT-ra lab where Internet of Things research is conducted. Her research interests are in applied Information and Communication Technologies and she has won research grants from a number of agencies resulting in capacity building for a number of partner institutions in Africa. Over the past 10 years, she has successfully led several innovative solutions such as a low-cost automatic weather station; weather information dissemination systems among several others within Africa and beyond.
She has also served on boards of Research and Education Network for Uganda (RENU) and the UbuntuNet Alliance.

Dr Sansa-Otim believes in raising the next generation of credible women scientist by investing in them through mentorship. One of her favourite quotes is “Each strong woman ought to light the candles for several others.” In this webinar, she will be sharing necessary tips to propel and position women for research leadership
especially in STEM.



The Untold Stories of a Woman in STEM

GeJuSTA Academy Webinar Series: Webinar 1

SPEAKER: Dr Savannah Nuwagaba (PhD.Mathematics)

Thursday 30 March 2023 | 13:00 – 14:30 (EAT)

meeting id: 924 6880 8436

PASSCODE: 838066

Savannah is a Lecturer in the department of Mathematics and Statistics at Kyambogo University (Uganda). She holds a Bachelors degree in Education *Mathematics and Chemistry) from Makerere University, a Postgraduate Diploma from the African Institute for Mathematical Sciences (AIMS) in South Africa, a Masters in Mathematics and PhD in Mathematics from Stellenbosch University in South Africa.

She is passionate about teaching and considers herself a science communicator. She believes that science that is not understood by her grandmother is not worth doing. At Kyambogo University, she is commonly known as Dr STEAM because of the Science, Technology, Engineering, Agriculture and Mathematics Festival that she coordinates. She believes in a world where women can grow and contribute to development without having to sacrifice certain aspects of their lives.

At the inaugural GeJuSTA Academy Webinar, she will speak about her journey as a mathematics scholar and academic, the challenges of doing it as a woman and the opportunities that she has explored.

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