Prof. Grace Bantebya-Kyomuhendo is a Professor of Women and Gender Studies; a distinguished social anthropologist and Senior Researcher and advocate for gender equality and social transformation. She is a versatile Social Anthropologist with a wealth of experience in gender focused research and evaluation of multi-country development projects in the African region and beyond. Prof. Bantebya is a senior consultant on gender and development issues on multi-country projects with the most recent work being the project on “Transforming the Lives of Girls and Young women in Uganda, Ethiopia, Viet Nam and Nepal; Strengthening Linkages Between Poverty Reduction Strategies and Child Protection Initiatives by both projects commissioned by the Overseas Development Institute (United Kingdom); Shame, Social Exclusion and the Effectiveness of Anti-poverty Programmes supported by ESRC .
She has published widely, including a book entitled “Women, Work and Domestic Virtue in Uganda” which got an award from African Studies Association and Elaine Chase and Bantebya Kyomuhendo 2014 The Shame of Poverty: Global Perspective Oxford University Press. Grace is Fellow of the International Women’s Leadership Forum; an organization committed to promotion and support Women’s Leadership and governance. She is a member of number of editorial boards both in Uganda and Abroad. She is also a Fellow at the Uganda National Academy of Sciences