Asasira Simon Rwabyoma

Name:Asasira Simon Rwabyoma

Position: Lecturer

Office: Remera Campus, Kimironko
Tel: +250 789 022909
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Rwabyoma is a lecturer at the Centre for Gender Studies, College of Arts and Social Sciences at the University of Rwanda where he has worked since 2014. He has authored several academic publications and is currently involved in academic research and consultancy projects. He has so far presented his research papers at international conferences in Uganda, Rwanda, Ghana, South Africa, Brazil, Germany, Rome and Sweden. He is a 2009 Laureate of Scholarly Writing and Publishing, facilitated by Council for the Development of Social Science Research in Africa (CODESRIA). In 2012 he was selected among ten young African scholars, along with Asians and Latin Americans that participated in the Fifth South-South Summer Research Institute on, Rethinking Development: Global and Regional Alternatives for the Development in South, organized by CODESRIA-APISA-CLASCO. He has served on the editorial committee of the Rwandan Journal of Education. He holds an MA in Development Studies from Uganda Martyrs University, a Postgraduate Diploma in Project Planning and Management from Uganda Christian University, a Bachelor of Development Studies from Uganda Christian University, Postgraduate Certificate in Research Methodology and Writing Skills (Centre for Basic Research, Kampala) and a Postgraduate Certificate in Learning and Teaching in Higher Education (College of Education, University of Rwanda). He taught at Uganda Christian University (2008-2013) and Kabale University (2010-2014) in Uganda prior to joining the University of Rwanda..


Areas of research interest:
Gender Studies, Endogenous development, Local Economic Development,Rwanda, East Africa, Africa.
International refereed Journals
Murisa, R.K., Rubagiza, J., Rwabyoma, A.S.,Gender and HIV/AIDS in East and Southern Africa: Rethinking Men and HIV/AIDS Mitigation in Uganda and Rwanda. Rwanda Journal Series B: Social Sciences, Volume 3, 2016, p. 101-122. DOI:
Rwabyoma, A. S., Terrains of Glocalisation Struggles: Home-grown initiatives and endogenous development in Rwanda, Humanities and Social Sciences Review, Vol. 5, No. 2, 2016, p. 317-325.
Rwabyoma, A. S., The Potential of Endogenous Learning Approaches to Gender and Development Studies in Rwanda, Rwandan Journal of Education. Kigali, Vol. 2, No. 1, 2014, p. 70-83. ISSN: 2312-9239.
Rwabyoma, A. S., Cultural Diversity, Endogenous Knowledge Systems and Learning for African Development: Multiple Views from the South, Ciência&Trópico Journal. Recife, Vol. 36, No. 1, 2012, p. 73-92. ISSN: 0304-2685.

Working papers and submitted manuscripts for publication
Rwabyoma, A.S., Epistemological Hegemonies in the Social Sciences: Endogenous and Reflexive Control of Knowledge Production in Africa, submitted to Méthod(e)s: African Review of Social Science Methodology. A CODESRIAInternational Journal.
Ntahomvukiye, C., Rwabyoma, A.S., Dusabe, C.K., Nimusabe R.P., Uwineza, I. Gender Analysis of Research Involvement at University of Rwanda: Looking back and thinking ahead. A case study of College of Education, submitted to the International Journal of Gender Studies in Developing Societies.
Rwabyoma, A.S., Bizimana, B.,Rubajiza, J., Education and Peacebuilding: Local Educational Initiatives as Vehicles for Social Cohesion in Rwanda. Working Paper 1.
Muriisa R. K., Rubajiza, J., Rwabyoma, A.S., Synergy and Social Service provision: Embeddedness and complementarity in the Fight HIV/AIDS in Rwanda and Uganda, Working Paper 2.
Rwabyoma, A.S., Men Engagement in Women’s Poverty Reduction: a study of Ubudehe Participatory practices in Rwanda. Working Paper 3.
Rwabyoma, A.S, Umutoni, J. Beyond Academic Knowledge: Teaching and Learning Soft Skills at the University of Rwanda: A Case Study of College of Education. Working paper 4.
Rwabyoma, A. S. (2013) Cultivating Multiple Knowledge Endogenities: The Imperative of Creative and Cultural Education for Sustainable Development in Africa.Africa Institute of South Africa. Working Paper 5.
Rwabyoma, A. S. (2011). Building Endogenous Knowledge Systems for Development in Ndorwa West, Uganda. The Importance of Government-University-Industry linkages. University for Development Studies, Ghana.Working Paper 6.


Currently teaching on:
GCD 601: Theories of Masculinities and Femininities
GCD 605: Politics, Health, and Related Issues in Gender, Culture and Development
GCD 606: Gender and Development: Policy and Practice

Post-graduate research projects supervised and completed

SHIMIYIMANA, Spiridio. 2014. Non-Timber Forest Products and Rural Development in Gasabo District, Rwanda. A thesis submitted in partial fulfilment of the requirement for the degree of Master of Arts in Development Studies of the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, Kabale University.


Ongoing Research Projects:
Researcher on a research project, “Understanding the causes of low enrolment of female students at the University of Rwanda”. Centre for Gender Studies, College of Arts and Social Sciences, University of Rwanda. Research conducted from January 2016 to August 2016.
Researcher on a research project, “Engaging Teachers in Peace building in post conflicts settings” University of Rwanda – A Research Consortium on Education and Peace-Building, a partnership between UNICEF and the University of Amsterdam, the University of Sussex and University of Bristol, Ulster University, and Universities in five participating countries in South Africa, Pakistan, Rwanda, Uganda and Myanmar. The study is funded by DFID/ESRC joint fund for Poverty alleviation, and funds from UNICEF’s PBEA Programme and the Government of Netherlands. Athree-year on-going project ending in 2016.
Researcher on a research project entitled, 2015. “Gender analysis of research involvement at Higher learning institutionsin Rwanda: Looking back and thinking ahead. A case study of University of Rwanda-College of Education”. University of Rwanda and University of California Los Angeles.
Researcher on aresearch project entitled “Compromised property rights? Women living in polygamous or informal unions in Rwanda”. The study aims to explore experiences and perceptions of grassroots women and men living in informal unions (both polygamous and monogamous) regarding women’s property rights. The project is funded by the SIDA Research Grant through the University of Rwanda to the Centre for Gender Studies. Started in June 2015 – still ongoing.


Membership in Learned Societies :
Council for the Development of Social Research in Africa (CODESRIA)
Organisation for Social Science Research in East and Southern Africa (OSSREA)
Africa Sustainable Development Network (ASUDENT)
Pan-African Network for the Revitalisation of Endogenous Knowledge (PANREK)
The University of Rwanda–Indigenous Knowledge Systems Research Unit (UR-IKSRU)
Uganda Development Studies Association (UDESA)