Research & Data Centre
The Institute is established to spearhead several educational, training, and research programs to benefit regional universities, surrounding hospitals, counseling Centres, governmental agencies, and police forces, among others. Such programs are designed to strengthen the skills of Kenyan medical and judicial professionals and health educators by providing up-to-date health care information.
Training programs are designed to strengthen the skills of Kenyan medical and judicial professionals. Programs range from short certificate courses to year-long professional training courses related to, for example, gender-based assaults or alleviating the shortage of qualified nurses.
The research capacity includes both wet and dry research and publishing.
a. Staffing research and training labs
b. Increasing qualified professionals: Burn research and training of physicians
c. Increasing qualified professionals: Training for teachers and community on universal precautions
d. Increasing qualified professionals: Clinician training programs
e. Increasing qualified professionals: Nurse, Nurse practitioner, and midwives certification training programs
f. Increasing qualified professionals: Biomedical engineering training program
g. Increasing qualified professionals: Forensics Science Certificate programming
h. Increasing qualified professionals: Counselor training program
i. Wet and Dry Research labs: Agriculture, alternative energy including maize and wind, infectious and communicable diseases, etc.
The establishment of the ‘Institute for the Political and Economic Empowerment of Women’ at the Kenya Women and Children’s Wellness Centre which seeks to increase women’s political representation at the community, national and regional levels; prepare 12,000 young women as promoters of social and policy changes; engage 4,700 women survivors of gender-based violence as mobilizers who raise awareness and encourage local governments to become more responsive to gender issues; support the capacity of 1400 female academics and researchers to promote women’s rights and gender studies, and in this era of post-election conflict engage 50,000 rural and urban Kenyan women, women’s organizations, government areas, the UN system, and the private sector, to help create civil societies through increasing women in government, training women leaders, and increasing women’s skills to actively participate in elections as candidates and voters that are participatory, responsive, equitable and inclusive.
The Institute will serve as a clearing house and resource for networks of women’s advocacy groups by employing a series of strategies, including network building, lobbying, legal review, capacity development, and targeted seminars, conferences, and training. It will also work to strengthen the exchange of information and experiences among national, regional, and international human rights movements and on fostering non-traditional alliances. It is also expected that civil society organizations and women’s rights activists will be able to increase their gender-sensitive research capacities as well as their abilities to conduct gender equality campaigns.
The Research and Data Centre will collect and disseminate current information to inform programing and policy. The center is uniquely positioned to support the Africa region to longitudinally collect, analyze and share data on GBV. The intent is to offer a central place to access current, up to date GBV information and at the same time generate new information for innovation. KWCWC will partner with Local and international academic institutions. Goal: Evidence–based practice/Data–driven practice to inform policy and enhance clinical practice