Keynote speaker/ Guests

We are delighted to announce one of the Guest of honor and keynote speakers for the Ubuntu Social work conference, Prof. Jeannette BAYISENGE.

Prof. Jeannette BAYISENGE is the current Minister of Gender and Family Promotion in the Government of Rwanda. She has served as the Director of the Centre for Gender Studies and Associate Professor of Gender Studies at the University of Rwanda’s College of Arts and Social Sciences where she had worked since May 2004. She also served as the President of the National Women’s Council since June 2018 until her appointment as Minister.
Jeannette also served on several boards and councils including the Chairperson of the Council of the City of Kigali and Gasabo District, Vice Chairperson of Board of Directors in the Local Administrative Entities Development Agency (LODA) as well as Board member in the National ID Agency (NIDA).
She holds a Ph.D in Social Work with a focus on gender from the University of Gothenburg, Sweden, a Master’s degree in Development Cooperation with specialization in Women and Development from Ewha Woman’s University in Seoul- South Korea and a bachelor degree in Social Work from National University of Rwanda.
Her teaching and research interests focus on gender related subjects, and she has published several articles and book chapters.
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