Gender sensitization Workshop University of Juba chapter
This workshop was held on August 20 and was attended by 26 participants. Ms Faiza Ahmed the gender focal contact person from the University of Juba gave a presentation on the gender situation in South Sudan. Dr. Agnes Semwanga the WIMEA-ICT project gender focal person from Makerere University made 2 presentations on key concepts of gender. This was followed by group discussions on how the WIMEA-ICT project can contribute to gender promotion at the University of Juba.
The recommendations made were;
i) Discuss with the Vice Chancellor the possibility of recruiting 2 females and 2 males who will benefit from the project’s MSc. scholarships and return to work at the Department of Meteorology through making advertisement for scholarship awards in the department of Met with special emphasis on female candidates.
ii) Administration to establish a department to oversee gender related issues at the University.
iii) Establish mentorship programs at the college/ department levels for both staff and students.
iv) Make use of the partnership to build capacity and support teaching and learning (e-learning) of the Met. Department at the University.
v) Continuous engagement of physics/maths/computer science staff in teaching meteorology.