Grace Maria Kentaro

Gender and Health Specialist

Grace Maria Kentaro is a Gender and Health Specialist on the ICRW team in Uganda.

Currently a PhD candidate in Gender Studies at the School of Women and Gender Studies at Makerere University in Uganda, Grace brings a wealth of expertise from academia, where she has worked for the last 10 years as a researcher and lecturer, where she focuses on gender, reproductive health, historical feminism, cultural studies, and climate change.

Grace has led and coordinated research on child marriage and teenage pregnancy, maternal health, and the cultural drivers of poor reproductive health outcomes in Uganda. Her research work has also involved collaborations with organizations the include Cambridge University, BRAC, UNICEF, and Straight Talk Foundation – Uganda. Grace regularly designs and delivers training for civil society and government actors on gender issues. She has also participated in multiple national and international conferences and stakeholder engagements. An author of several articles addressing gender issues, Grace recently developed a policy brief on women’s working conditions in Uganda under the Women’s Economic Empowerment (WEE) project being implemented by ActionAid Uganda.

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Education: Grace holds a Master’s in Gender studies and Bachelor’s in Social Sciences.
Languages: English, Luganda, and Runyakitara
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Adolescent Girls, Child Marriage, Family Planning, Reproductive Empowerment, Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights

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