dr. (Auma) L.A. Okwany

Assistant Professor International Institute of Social Studies (ISS) Academic Staff Unit
Location
Erasmus University Rotterdam
Room
4.38
Telephone
+31 70 4260578
Email
okwany@iss.nl

Latest academic publication

K. Adalbertus, E. Nyankweli & L.A. Okwany (2018). Governance dynamics in the provision of community based social protection services in Tanzania. In N. Awortwi & G. Walter-Drop (Eds.), Non-state social protection actors and services in Africa: governance below the state (African Governance, 2). New York: Routledge

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Auma Okwany is a faculty member of the Social Policy and Development Programme at the International Institute of Social Studies (ISS) of Erasmus University Rotterdam in the Netherlands. She is a core-teaching member of the MA in Child and Youth Studies at the Institute and has convened the post-graduate Diploma in Children Youth and Development at the Institute for the last five years. Her teaching and research interests (including publications) center on the relationship between policy, practice and theory in childhood and youth more broadly and in education reform efforts in particular with a focus on factors that define exclusion for disadvantaged groups. In addition to teaching and research, she is involved in several externally funded projects. She is coordinating the Operations Research of a three-year project on Comprehensive Sexuality for Young People in Ethiopia and Uganda funded by the Dutch Government and implemented by Save the Children Netherlands and USA. She is also a co-coordinator of the three-year project funded by MasterCard Foundation titled: Righting the Future: South-South Collaboration and Capacity Building for Universalizing Secondary Education for Girls in Africa. She has degrees from Indiana University (USA), University of New Brunswick, Canada and Kenyatta University (Kenya).

      • L.A. Okwany, E. Ngutuku & A. Muhangi (2011). The Role of Local Knowledge in Childcare in Africa. A Sociological Study of Several Communities in Kenya and Uganda. Lewiston, New York: The Edwin Mellen Press
      • N. Awortwi & L.A. Okwany (Ed.). (2010). Issues in Local Governance and Social Development in Uganda. Maastricht: Shaker Publishing
      • L.A. Okwany & R. Wazir (2016). Changing Social Norms to Universalize Girls' Education in East Africa. Lessons from a Pilot Project. Antwerp-Apeldoorn: Garant
      • L.A. Okwany, E. Ngutuku & A. Muhangi (2011). The Role of Local Knowledge in Childcare in Africa. A Sociological Study of Several Communities in Kenya and Uganda. Lewiston, New York: The Edwin Mellen Press
      • L.A. Okwany, E.M. Ngutuku & A. Muhangi (2011). The role of Local knowledge and Culture In child care in Africa: A Sociological Study of Several Ethnic groups in Kenya and Uganda. New York: Edwin Mellen Press
      • L.A. Okwany (2016). Gendered Norms and Girls’ Education in Kenya and Uganda: A social norms perspective. In L.A Okwany & R. Wazir (Eds.), Changing Social Norms to Universalize Girls' Education in Africa: Lessons from a Pilot Project (pp. 12-28). Antwerp-Appeldorn: Garant
      • L.A. Okwany & H.B. Ebrahim (2015). Rethinking Epistemology and Methodology in Early Childhood Research in Africa. In A. Farrel, S.L. Kagan & K. Tisdall (Eds.), The SAGE Handbook of Early Childhood Research (SAGE Reference) (pp. 432-448). London: Sage
      • L.A. Okwany & E. Ngutuku (2015). Social protection and citizenship rights of vulnerable children: a perspective on interventions by non-state actor's in western Kenya. In W Gregor & N Awortwi (Eds.), Governance below the state: non state actors'social protection interventions in Africa. Palgrave-Macmillan
      • L.A. Okwany & A. Muhangi (2010). Extending Downwards: Universal Early Childhood Care and Development in Uganda. In N. Awortwi & L.A. Okwany (Eds.), Issues in Social Development and Local Governance in Uganda (pp. 157-170). Maastricht: Shaker Publishing BV
      • L.A. Okwany & A. Adala (2009). From Schooling for Some to Lifelong Learning for All: A Paradigm Shift for Education and Development in Africa. In M.N. Amutabi & M.O. Oketch (Eds.), Studies in Lifelong Learning in Africa: From Ethnic Traditions to Technological Innovations (hors série, 0) (pp. ch. 11). Lewiston, NY: The Edwin Mellen Press
      • N. Oudenhoven van, R. Wazir & L.A. Okwany (2006). Newly Emerging Needs of Children in Kenya. In Newly Emerging Needs of Children and Youth: An Exploration. Antwerpen: Garant
      • L.A. Okwany (2003). Entering the Quagmire: Examining state-NGO Interaction in the provision of Education for Urban Poor Children in Kenya. In M. Sutton & R. Arnove (Eds.), State-NGO Relations in Educational Policy Formulation and Appropriation: Case Studies from the Field (pp. 27). Norwood: Ablex Publishing
      • N. Awortwi & L.A. Okwany (Ed.). (2010). Issues in Local Governance and Social Development in Uganda. Maastricht: Shaker Publishing
      • L.A. Okwany & E.M. Ngutuku (2015). Strengthening or Weakening State-Citizen Social Contract: Governance and Accountability Dynamics of Non-State Actors Providing Social Protection for Vulnerable Children in Western Kenya. (Preprints). Nairobi: Partnership for African Social and Governance Research
      • L.A. Okwany (2005). Newly Emerging Needs of Children and Youth in Kenya, in: R. Wazir and N. van Oudenhoven , Newly Emerging Needs of Children and Youth an Exploration. Amsterdam: PLAN Nederland
      • L.A. Okwany, E.M. Ngutuku, A. Assefa & A. Mekonnen (2016). Operations Research: Keep It Real (KIR) Sexuality Education Programme for Young People in Ethiopia. (Extern rapport). The Hague: Save the Children Netherlands
      • L.A. Okwany, E.M. Ngutuku & A. Kamusiime (2016). Operations Research: Keep It Real (KIR) Sexuality Education Programme for Young People in Uganda. (Extern rapport). The Hague: Save the Children Netherlands
      • L.A. Okwany, A. Kamusiime & E.M. Ngutuku (2014). Formative Research on Adolescent Sexual and Reproductive Health in Uganda. (Extern rapport). : Submitted to Save the Children
      • L.A. Okwany, A. Assefa, E.M. Ngutuku & A. Mekonnen (2014). Formative Research on Adolescent Sexual and Reproductive Health in Ethiopia. (Extern rapport). : Submitted to Save the Children
      • L.A. Okwany (2014). Planting Seeds of Quality Education: The Impact of Harambee Foundation Holland Partnerships in Western Kenya. (Extern rapport). : Submitted to Harambee Foundation Holland
      • L.A. Okwany & E.M. Ngutuku (2014). Social Protection and Citizenships rights for vulnerable Chidlren in Kenya. (Extern rapport). Nairobi: Partnership for African Social and Governance research
      • A. Muhangi, E.M. Ngutuku & L.A. Okwany (2012). Emerging Good Practice from the Integrated Area Based Approach ’, Project for the Elimination of Worst Forms of Child Labour in Uganda. (Extern rapport). Geneva: ILO
      • A. Muhangi, E. Ngutuku & L.A. Okwany (2012). Action Research on the Integrated Area Based Approach and Child Labour Monitoring Sustems in Rakai District, Uganda. (Extern rapport). Kampala: ILO/IPEC
      • E.M. Ngutuku, A. Muhangi & L.A. Okwany (2012). Action Research on the Integrated Area Based Approach and Child Labour Monitoring Systems in Rakai District, Uganda. (Extern rapport). Geneva: International Labour Organization
      • L.A. Okwany & E. Ngutuku, A. Muhanji (2011). Youth and Cooperatives in Africa: Factors that Shape their Inclusion and Participation. (Extern rapport). Nairobi: The Africa Confederation of Cooperatives, Credit and Savings Organisations (ACCOSCA)
      • L.A. Okwany & E. Ngutuku, A. Muhanji (2011). Youth and Cooperatives in Africa: Factors that Shape their Inclusion and Participation. (Extern rapport). Nairobi: The Africa Confederation of Cooperatives, Credit and Savings Organisations (ACCOSCA)
      • L.A. Okwany & M.E. Wuyts (2004). Evaluation of the Multi-Disciplinary Multi-Annual Research Program - Case study of REPOA, Tanzania. (Extern rapport). Den Haag: Ministry of Development Cooperation
      • L.A. Okwany & H.B. Ebrahim (2016). Epistemic Justice in Early Childhood Research in Africa (Keynote Address). In 2nd South African Research Association for Early Childhood International Conference
      • L.A. Okwany, H.B. Ebrahim & O. Barry (2016). ECCE at the Margins: African Perspectives on Birth to Three (Forthcoming Edited Book). In 26th European Early Childhood Education Research Association Conference. Dublin, Ireland
      • L.A. Okwany (2015). Diversity of Voice in ECD: Listening to Counter-narratives from the Margins. In African Perspectives of Early Childhood Care and Education: Theory, Discourse, Policy and Practice for Children from Birth to Three Years. CODESRIA
      • L.A. Okwany (2012). A Balancing Act: Competing and Collaborating Voices of Stakeholders in State-NGO Programming for Children and Youth Development in Africa. First International Interdisciplinary Annual Conference: 'Africa’s Golden Jubilee: Assessing 50 Years of Scholarship and Development in Africa: Nairobi (2012, juni 26 - 2012, juni 30).
      • L.A. Okwany (2012). Education Policy and Practice in Africa:The Quality Imperative. Global Campaign for Education Netherlands Chapter: Utrecht.
      • L.A. Okwany (2011). Indigenous Curriculum Perpspectives: African Voices. The Conference on Curriculum in the Early Years - Shaping Strong Foundations For Young Children: University of Free State, Bloemfontein (2011, september 26 - 2011, september 30).
      • L.A. Okwany (2008). Negotiating Tensions in Girlhood: Constrained and Situated Agency of Urban Poor girls in Kenya. The International conference: “Young People in Africa: From Marginalization to Citizenship: ISS, Den Haag (2008, november 21 - 2008, november 22).
      • L.A. Okwany (2008). Education, the State and Globalization in Africa: Cross examination of the Paradigm Shift in Education and Development. The 4th International Globalization, Diversity, and Education Conference in Spokane: Washington (2008, februari 28 - 2008, maart 1).
      • K.E. Cheney & L.A. Okwany (Eds.). (2017) Childhood in Africa, 4 (1).
      • K.E. Cheney & L.A. Okwany (2013, juni 10). Neocolonialism and Homophobia in Uganda. ISS, The Hague, Netherlands, Development Research Seminar/Sexuality Research Initiative series.
      • L.A. OkwanyChildren and Poverty: Notions of Childhood in Development Discourses and Policies. Tanzania, Distance learning unit for the Tanzania Diploma in Poverty Analysis. Module 3 unit 10.
      • L.A. OkwanyFree primary Education: Are we postponing Exclusion? Tanzania, Distance learning unit on Education and Social Policy for the Tanzania Diploma in Poverty Analysis. Module 3 unit 5.
  • Assistant Professor

    University
    Erasmus University Rotterdam
    School
    International Institute of Social Studies (ISS)
    Department
    Academic Staff Unit
    Telephone
    +31 70 4260578

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