Prof. Nzomo Addresses High Commissioners of the Commonwealth


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Academic Papers Presented at International Conferences

1.Women in Political Leadership In Kenya: Access, Agenda Setting & Accountability, Paper Presented at The Regional Learning Forum On Engendering Women In Political Leadership,  Sarova Panafric, Nairobi. 1-2 September 2011.

  1.  “Engendering Political Leadership for building Gender Sensitive Governance”,  Paper presented at an Engendering political leadership Regional Workshop, Cape Town, South Africa, 1-2 December 2009
  2. “African Regionalism as a Building Block for Global Governance.” Paper presented at an International Conference on The Key to Success in Peace and Development: Regional Governance in Africa; Potsdam, Germany 27-28 March 2009
  3. “Is there Any Development Agenda Left in the Doha Development Round?” Paper presented at the South Centre Workshop, Geneva. December 2008
  4. ‘’Negotiations and Transitional Justice in Zimbabwe: Lessons from Kenya. and other African Countries’’, Keynote Paper delivered at seminar of World  Student Christian Federation, Ecumenical Centre, Geneva, September 2008
  5. ’Women in Decision-making: Some Reflections on Past 20 Years of Gender Activism‘’: Keynote address at the Women’s Day celebration Seminar at World YWCA Secretariat, Geneva, 8th March, 2007.
  6. “The Gender Dimensions of HIV-AIDS”, Keynote Speaker, SAFAIDS Southern African Gender Mainstreaming Symposium, Mbabane, 5th -7th April, 2005.
  7. “Politics of economic integration and its impact on Kenya’s national interests in Southern Africa”, Paper presented at The 1st Regional Workshop for Kenyan Ambassadors and High Commissioners in the SADC Region : Victoria Falls – Zimbabwe 15th  – 18th March, 2005
  8.  “African Foreign Relations in a Context of Globalization”, International Conference on Responding to Globalisation: Foreign Relations of African States, Nairobi, 26th -27th April, 2004.
  9. “Status of Institutional Mechanism for Effective Gender Mainstreaming”
  10. Paper presented at UNECA’S Africa Development Forum and 7th African Regional Conference on Women of the Implementation of the Dakar and Beijing PFA. 6th  – 14th  October 2004, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.
  11. “From OAU to AU and NEPAD:  Regional Integration Processes in Africa,” Keynote address at the Regional Strategy Meeting on Women’s Political Participation and Gender Mainstreaming in AU and the NEPAD, Nairobi 
  12. -“Prospects and Challenges of African Integration” Paper presented to COMESA Ambassadors, Harare, Zimbabwe   24th November, 2004.
  13. Women, Governance and Conflicts in Africa’ Paper presented at the DPMF/OSSREA Conference on African Conflicts : Their Management, Resolution and Post Conflict Reconstruction. Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, 13th -15th  December, 2000.
  14. ‘Civil Society, Poverty and Governance in Africa’ Paper presented at the CROP/ISSER workshop on state and Society : Partnership in Poverty Reduction ? Accra, Ghana, 12th -14th October 2000
  15. ‘Some lessons for Development Theory and Practice: Civic Capacity for Poverty Alleviation’ Paper presented at the CDAS international Conference on ; Development : Need for reflection September 21st -24th, 2000, McGill University, Montreal, Canada.
  16. ‘Beyond the State Crisis in Africa: What place for women and Gender Issues ?’  Paper presented at the International Conference on  ‘Beyond State Crisis ? The Quest for the Efficacious State in Africa and Eurasia’. Wisconsin – Madison, 11th – 14th March, 1999
  17. ‘Gender Studies in Africa at Crossroads? Some Reflections’, Paper presented at the International Symposium on Social Sciences and the Challenges of Globalisation in Africa, Johannesburg, South Africa, 14th – 18th September, 1998. "Political and Multi-Party Democracy in East Africa" paper to be presented at the First Regional Conference on Law, Politics and Multi-Party Democracy in East Africa, Dar-es-Salaam, Tanzania, 17th - 21st October, 1993.
  18. Empowering Women in Kenya for Environmental management and Sustainable Development”, Paper presented at the workshop on Peoples Participation in Management of Natural Resources, Research Needs and Research Priorities, Stockholm, Sweden, 5th – 6th October, 1992.
  19. "From the Women’s Decade To Multi-party Era: Women’s Political Participation in Kenya", Paper presented at the International workshop on Women’s Involvement in Democratic Change.  Bone Germany, 20th - 23rd October, 1992.
  20. "The Role of Women in Politics and Public Decision making positions in Kenya."  Paper presented at the United Nations Expert Group Meeting on the role of Women in Politics and Public Decision Making. Vienna, Austria, 21st – 24th May, 1991.
  21. "The Teaching of Political Economy in Kenya", Paper presented at the Conference on the Teaching of Political Science in East Africa, Arusha, Tanzania, January, 1990.
  22. "Alternative Visions and Movements of Women in Africa", Paper presented at the DAWN Interregional Meeting, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, May, 1990.
  23. "The Role of Women NGOs in the Collection, Management and Dissemination of Information: The Case of Kenya, Paper presented at the ECA Expert Group Meeting on the Establishment of Data Bank on Women and Development in Africa, Addis Ababa, 15th – 19th May, 1989.
  24. "The Women Group Movement in Kenya: A Viable Strategy for Empowerment?"  Paper presented at the Annual African DAWN Meeting, held in Ibadan, Nigeria, September, 1988.
  25. "The Impact of Dependence on Development and Foreign Policy in Kenya:  The National Food Policy", Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the African Studies Association, New Orleans, Louisiana, November 23rd – 26th, 1985.  Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of African Studies Association: Denver, Colorado, November, 19th – 23rd, 1987.
  26. "The Impact of dependency and Underdevelopment on the Foreign Policies of African States:  The Case of Kenya and Tanzania, "Paper presented in a Seminar at Centre of Black Studies, University of California, Santa Barbara, 10th January, 1978.
  27. "Asian and the Economic Underdevelopment of East Africa "Paper presented at the annual meeting of Asian Studies on the Pacific Coast ASPAC Anaheim, California June 9th – 11th, 1978.


Participation/Papers Presented at National Conferences

1.“Making Political Access Count in Engendering Leadership: A Kenyan Perspective” Paper Presented at the Regional Learning Forum on Engendering Leadership Nigeria: Making Political Access Count for Women, Nixon Luxury Hotel, Abuja, Nigeria, 1-2 February 2012

2.“Unpacking the Charter Content,” Paper presented at the National Women Leadership Platform for Action 2012, Bomas of  Kenya, Nairobi, 26-27 January 2012

3.“Engendering Governance Through Elective And Nominative Positions in the Constitution” Paper Presented at National Women’s Review Workshop Of The Constitution Amendment Bill 2011 and The Handbook on Elective and Nominative Positions in the Constitution, Nairobi Safari Club. 22nd December 2011.

  1. “A Decade’s Journey Toward Gender Equality: Gender Research To Maximize Gender Gains”: A Keynote Address delivered at the National Symposium, Celebrating A Decades Achievements Toward Gender Equality: Reflecting on Strategies to Maximizing Gains, University of Nairobi Main Campus, 28th-29th 0ctober 2011.
  2. “Human Rights Approach and Sustainable  Development,” Paper Discussant at National Workshop Human Rights and to Governance and Sustainable Livelihoods, University of Nairobi, Council Chamber, 19 October 2011
  3. “ The Nation-State Project and Power Hierarchies in Post- Colonial Kenya” Paper presented at the Colloquium on: Critical Theory and Nation Formation in Kenya, University of Nairobi, Education Building, 30th September 2011.
  4. “Rethinking Peace & Security in Africa: A Feminist Perspective”. Paper Presented at the Civil Society & Academia Colloquium on the Status of Peace and Conflict in Kenya and the Region, Great Rift Valley Safari Lodge, Naivasha: August 3-6, 2011
  5.  “The Journey  and Justification of an Independent Gender & Equality Commission for Kenya”, Paper Presented at the National Consultative Conference on the Constitution, Article 59 , Lilian Towers, Nairobi, 26 July, 2011
  6. Feminism and Governance in Africa,” Paper Presented at the National Conference on: Pathways to Feminism and Development In Africa, University of Nairobi Main Campus, Nairobi, 30th June, 2011
  7.  “Engendering the Kenya Truth and Justice Commission Process” Opening Remarks at TJRC Consultation With Women Rights Stakeholders,  Nairobi ,19th May 2011
  8. “Women’s Rights, Freedoms and Affirmative Action: Prospects & Challenges in the Proposed Constitution of Kenya.” Paper presented at AAIIK /JICJK National Constitution Forum,  KICC, Nairobi. 7th July 2010
  9. “Gender Equity for Sustainable Development: Prospects &Challenges” A Key Note Address made at the Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture & Techology’s Gender Awareness Week Forum, Juja, 15th June, 2010
  10. “A Reflection on National Cohesion and its Effect on National Cohesion in Kenya” Discussion paper presented at the National Elders’ Conference on Cohesion and Integration, Bomas of Kenya, Nairobi, April 19-22, 2010
  11. ‘Caught Between a Rock and a Hard Place’ Discussion paper presented for the Institute of Diplomacy and International Studies(IDIS) seminar series, April, 2003
  12. ‘Engendering the New Constitution in Kenya: the Political and Economic Aspects’  Report commissioned by the Constitutional Review Commission of Kenya (CKRC), January, 2002.
  13. ‘Corruption and its Gender Dimensions in Kenya’ A keynote Paper presented at the NCSW Open Forum on the Gender Dimensions of Corruption, Nairobi 10th August, 2001
  14. ‘Human Rights and Democracy and Development in Africa’ Paper presented at the Conférence of the Political Internationals, Human Rights and Democracy: An International Agenda. Ottawa, Canada. April 23rd -25th, 1995.
  15. Gender Policy Interventions it the 7th Parliament" Paper presented at the Workshop on the Dynamics of Multi-party parliament in Kenya, 1993 and Beyond, Ufungamano House, Nairobi, 25th January, 1993.
  16. "African Women in the Public Sector" Status and Strategies for Women’s Advancement" Paper presented to the Regional Conference on: Development Management in Africa: Thirty years of experience, Emerging Challenges and Future Priorities Addis Ababa, March, 1993. 
  17. Women in Management: Challenges for this Decade” Paper presented at Women in Management Seminar, Windsor Country and Golf Club, Nairobi.
  18. 'Mainstreaming Gender Issues in the democratization Agenda and National Development policies: Some Strategies for Womens Empowerment" paper presented at an ICJ Seminar On Sectoral Studies On Kenya’s Future Policy Reforms Aberdare Country Club, 12th  - 15th May, 1993.
  19. ‘’The Social and Political Challenges of a New Kenya’’ Paper to be presented at the ICPAK 9th Annual Seminar on Facing the Challenges of a new Kenya  Whitesands, Beach Hotel, Mombasa, 11th  - 15th May, 1993.
  20. Political participation in Democratic Change from 1963 – 1993: Which Way Forward for Women?" Paper presented for the K.U.L.U. Project in Denmark, on Strategy for Women Democracy and Human Rights, June, 1993 also presented at a National Conference in preparation of the Global Beijing Womens Conference, Green Hills Hotel, Nyeri, 10th – 13th June, 1993.
  21. "Practices, Principles and Institutes of Governance and Accountability in Kenya", Paper presented at the National Conference on: The Next Step Forward: Operationalising Good Governance and Accountability. Safari Park Hotel, Nairobi, August, 12th - 14th, 1993. 
  22. "The Gender Dimension of Democratization in Kenya: Political Participation" Paper presented at the AAWORD seminar on Women and Democratization in Kenya, Milimani Hotel, Nairobi, 31st January, -  1st February, 1992.
  23. "Women’s Agenda for a Democratic Kenya: Political Participation", Keynote address delivered at the National Women’s Convention, KICC, Nairobi 22nd February, 1992
  24. "The Impact of Structural Adjustment Programmes on Women" Keynote address delivered at the National Seminar on the effects of Structural Adjustment Policies (SAPs) on Women in KenyaOutspan Hotel, Nyeri, March, 4th - 7th, 1992
  25. "Women and Democratization Struggles in Africa: What relevance to postmodernism Discourse" paper presented at the 1992 Annual International Studies Association Conference, Atlanta, Georgia. 31st March – 4th April, 1992.
  26. The Kenya Women’s Movement at Crossroads: Past and Present Performance in a Changing Political Context, paper presented at the seminar on Freedom of expression, Association, Association and Assembly, Safari Beach Hotel, Mombasa 6th – 9th May, 1992.
  27. The Role of the female Youth in the Democratization Process in Kenya.  Keynote address delivered at the YMCA National Youth Convention, Mombasa 17th – 21st August, 1992.
  28. "The Path to Power: Women and Leadership and Democratization" paper delivered at PSI/FES Africa Regional Women’s Seminars, New Stanley Hotel, Nairobi, 12th – 14th September, 1992.
  29. "Women in Top Management in Kenya" Opening address delivered at a seminar on Women in Management, Serena Hotel, Nairobi, 21st – 25th September, 1992.
  30. “Empowering Women in Kenya For Environmental management and Sustainable Development”, Paper presented at the workshop on Peoples Participation in Management of Natural Resources, Research Needs and Research Priorities, Stockholm, Sweden, 5th – 6th October, 1992.
  31. "From the Women’s Decade to Multi-party Era: Women’s Political Participation in Kenya", Paper presented at the International workshop on Women’s Involvement in Democratic Change.  Bone Germany, 20th - 23rd October, 1992.
  32. "The Role of Women in Politics and Public Decision making positions in Kenya."  Paper presented at the United Nations Expert Group Meeting on the role of Women in Politics and Public Decision Making. Vienna, Austria, 21st – 24th May, 1991.
  33. "The Impact of Structural Adjustment Programmes on Women: A Research priority for women in Kenya", Paper presented at a Seminar on Research Priorities in Kenya, Outspan Hotel, Nyeri, November, 1991.
  34. ‘’Lets us Together Rebuild the Temple" Paper presented at the Launching of the book: They’ve Destroyed the Temple, Longman, Nairobi, at K.I.C.C., Nairobi, July, 1993.
  35. "Transition to Multi-Party Democracy: The Gender factor in the first multi-party elections in Kenya", Paper presented at the Workshop on Transition to Multi-Party democracy:  A Study of Multi-Party elections in Kenya, The Place, Nairobi 19-2- August, 1993.
  36. "Electoral Politics in Kenya: The 1983 General Election in Langata Constituency":  Paper presented at the Department of Government Seminar on Electoral in Kenya.  University of Nairobi, July, 1984.


Other Conference  Presentations

  1. Delegate - Global Humanitarian Forum on Climate Change and Sustainable Development, Annual Meeting Geneva, 22nd – 24th June, 2008.
  2. Alternate Head of Delegation - UNCTAD XII Conference, Accra, April 20th -25th, 2008.
  3. Kenya Delegate - 24th UPU Congress, Geneva, July 23rd, 2008.
  4. Observer- Inter-Parliamentary Conference on the WTO, Geneva, September 11th -12th, 2008.
  5. Head of Delegation- Kenya paper presented at: The African Regional Preparatory Meeting for the Durban Review Conference, Abuja Nigeria, August 24th -26th, 2008.
  6. Kenya Delegate - AU Conference of African Ministers of Trade and Finance Addis Ababa, April 1st -3rd, 2008.
  7. Delegate - 97th Session of the International Labour Organisation Conference (ILO), Geneva, June, 2008.
  8. Head of Delegation - Annual Statutory Conference of the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement, Geneva, July, 2007.
  9. Head of Delegation - WTO G33 Ministerial Meeting, Jakarta, March 20th-21st, 2007.
  10. Head of Delegation - UNDP/ AU EGM WTO Africa Regional Meeting on: Special and Sensitive Products, Cotonou, Benin, May 3rd - 4th, 2007.
  11. Ambassador/ Permanent Representative - 14th Ambassadors/High Commissioners’ of Kenya Conference; Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Nairobi, May 26th - 31st, 2007.
  12. Head of Delegation - ACP Conference on Enhancing Synergy for G-90 and other Developing Countries in the WTO Multilateral Trade Negotiations, Dar-es-Salaam, June 27th -28th, 2007.
  13. Kenya Delegate - WTO/UNECA/ AU Conference “Mobilising Aid for Trade: Focus on Africa”, Dar-es-Salaam, October 1st -2nd, 2007.
  14. Head of Delegation - ITU World Radio Communication Conference, Geneva, October 22nd - November 16th, 2007.
  15. Delegate - WHO Conference of Intergovernmental Working Group, A/PHI/IGWG/2, November, 2007.
  16. Expert - UNECA/ACBF Stakeholders’ Workshop on Capacity Needs of African’s Regional Economic Communities, Addis Ababa, February 25th 2006.
  17. Delegate - Tourism Africa and Strategic Business Meeting, Geneva, September 10th -15th, 2006.
  18. Delegate - 297th Session of BIT Conseil d’Administration, Geneva, November, 2006.
  19. Alternate Head of Delegation - 119th Executive Board Conference of WHO, Geneva, November 9th, 2006
  20. Kenya Delegate - UNEP Eighth Meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the Basel Convention, Nairobi, November 27th - December 1st, 2006.
  21. Delegate/ Advisor - Kenya Delegation to the UN General Assembly, New York, December 22nd, 2006.
  22. Head of Delegation - Investidura do Presidente da Republic de Mozambique, Fevereiro, 2005
  23. Participant - UNECA, the World Bank and ADB International Workshop on “Capacity Development in Africa: UN conference Center, Addis Ababa 23rd – 26th February, 2005.
  24. International Election Observer - Zimbabwe Parliamentary Elections Harare, March 31st, 2005.
  25. Kenya Delegate - ACP Cimeira de Chefes de Estado e de Governo dos Paises da Africa, Caraibas e Pacifico, Maputo, Junho 21st – 24th, 2004.
  26. Delegate - African Regional Conference on Women, Beijing +10, Addis Ababa, October 6th -14th, 2004.
  27. Delegate - 4th African Development Forum, Addis Ababa, October 11th -15th, 2004.



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