Deborah Kasente (PhD) is an Associate Professor at Makerere University in the Department of Women and Gender Studies. She has been engaged in research and research leadership for up-coming researchers at Makerere for over ten years and has innovated and managed training programmes for gender short courses and research methods. A part from researching and publishing widely on education at different levels, she has also published peer -reviewed articles on Gender and Agrarian Change, Gender, Poverty and Employment, Gender and Social Development, Decent Work, Gendered Effects of Microfinance and Gender and
Social Security. She is an experienced gender trainer at international and national levels and a member of the Editorial Advisory Group for Gender and Development by Oxfam GB and Feminist Review by Palgrave Macmillan. Her other publications are: Growing Up by Accident: Challenges in Handling Adolescents in Ugandan Schools; Enhancing the Quality of Primary Education in Uganda both by Fountain Publishers
and Illuminating Students' Voices in Higher Education by Earnest Publishers.